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NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Dallas



(Thursday, October 24th)

Final Score: Dallas 5, Calgary 1

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Chiasson scored a pair of goals to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-1 rout of the Calgary Flames from American Airlines Center.

Chiasson lit the lamp in the first period, then broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second for Dallas, which snapped a two-game losing skid. The Stars had given up at least three goals in five straight games.

Jamie Benn also scored twice for the Stars, with Brenden Dillon adding a goal in the triumph. Kari Lehtonen returned between the pipes after missing the previous five contests with a lower body injury and turned away 28-of-29 shots he faced.

"He played great. He gave us a couple key saves at real important times," Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff said about Lehtonen.

Karri Ramo yielded all five goals on 34 shots for Calgary, which has lost two straight and four of its last five. Lee Stempniak scored the lone goal for the Flames.

Chiasson opened the scoring early in the first period when he planted himself in front of the net and received a terrific entry pass from Ray Whitney. Chiasson collected the pass, deked Ramo and lost the puck briefly before batting it home while falling to the ice.

Dallas was caught out of position early in the second period, allowing Stempniak to skate in alone and rip a shot over Lehtonen's shoulder to tie the score at 1-1.

Chiasson's controversial second goal at the 11:11 mark put the Stars in front for good. A turnover deep in Calgary's zone left the puck in Whitney's possession. He found a cutting Chiasson who appeared to score the go-ahead goal. Play continued, however, and Lehtonen eventually covered the puck at the other end.

Officials reviewed the play and determined that Chiasson's shot did beat Ramo before carroming back onto the ice.

Eighteen seconds later, Dallas made it 3-1 on Benn's second marker of the season. Tyler Seguin crashed the net on a Stars' counter-attack and attracted multiple defenders, leaving Benn wide open. Rich Peverly found him and Benn one-timed it in.

The onslaught continued with another Dallas goal less than a minute after that. A face-off in the Flames' zone was won back to Dillon, who fluttered a shot on goal. Ramo was screened and failed to find the puck, which trickled past him.

"Well those three quick goals, that definitely took energy out of us and we just couldn't recover," said Calgary head coach Bob Hartley.

As a Calgary power-play winded down early in the third, Lehtonen tried to find Chiasson out of the penalty box. The pass was intercepted but ultimately found Benn, who shot wide of goal. Chiasson tracked down the disc behind the Flames' goal and went back to Benn, whose quick wrap-around beat Ramo.

Game Notes

Lehtonen improved to 7-3-2 in 12 career games against Calgary ... Whitney had two assists ... The Flames capped a five-game road trip with a 1-4 record. They return home to host the Capitals on Saturday ... Dallas hosts the Jets, which it beat 4-1 earlier in the year, on Saturday.

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Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Half
HOU 49
POR 48
 
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
1st Intermission
SJS 0
LOS 2
 
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3