Dallas
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53-23-6
Nashville
Predators
49-25-8

32 SOG
24 SOG
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game recap

Stars 3, Predators 1

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:21 AM

Associated Press

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Stars 3, Predators 1
Dallas Stars 3, Nashville Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Dallas Stars did just enough on their many power-play chances to beat the Nashville Predators.

Jere Lehtinen and Antti Miettinen scored power-play goals and Marty Turco made 23 saves to help the Stars beat the Predators 3-1 on Saturday night.

The Stars were 2-for-12 on the power play.

``There was so much in terms of the power play it is hard to really critique it,'' Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. ``Our power play came up with some big goals. That was the difference in the game. You have to like that.

Stu Barnes also scored for Dallas, coming off a 4-1 home loss to Phoenix on Friday night. The Stars are 9-2-0 in their last 11 games and 8-2-0 in their last 10 road games.

``We've been in scenarios in this building where everything goes against us,'' Tippett said. ``We left our building on a frustrated note. We just had to come in and get all of that cleared out. Stuff is going to happen during a game. You just have to deal with it.''

Dallas pulled away with a pair of second-period goals.

Lehtinen opened the scoring on a power play at 5:45, beating goalie Tomas Vokoun with a wrist shot. Barnes made it 2-0 with 1:47 left with a shot from the left side of the net that slid between Vokoun's pads.

Nashville cut it 2-1 on Scott Hartnell's power-play goal at 3:39.

But 13 penalties kept the Predators from getting into any kind of offensive flow.

``You're not going to have success sitting in the box all night long,'' Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. ``You have to learn to adjust, You have to stay on task, adjust and play smart. We did not adjust enough and it cost us the game.''

Dallas completed the scoring at 6:04 on Miettinen's power-play goal.

Nashville had nine power-play chances.

``It was important for us to have a workman-like attitude,'' Turco said. ``And that attitude showed up. The penalty kill was such a huge part of this game.''

Notes: The Stars have at least one power-play goal in 14 straight games, the longest streak in the NHL. ... The Predators have scored at least one power-play goal in their last seven games.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:45
DAL
PPG - Jere Lehtinen (12) Slapshot - ASST: Mike Modano (13), Jussi Jokinen (8)
1 - 0 DAL
18:13
DAL
Stu Barnes (6) Snap shot - ASST: Niko Kapanen (12), Steve Ott (3)
2 - 0 DAL
3rd Period
03:39
NSH
PPG - Scott Hartnell (8) Tip-in - ASST: David Legwand (8), Marek Zidlicky (10)
2 - 1 DAL
06:04
DAL
PPG - Antti Miettinen (3) Slapshot - ASST: Trevor Daley (6), Niko Kapanen (13)
3 - 1 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
03:23
DAL
Steve Ott  Tripping
06:22
NSH
Jerred Smithson  Holding
09:22
DAL
Jaroslav Svoboda  Boarding
09:22
NSH
Jeremy Stevenson  Roughing
15:31
NSH
Ryan Suter  Holding the stick
19:36
NSH
Jeremy Stevenson  Tripping
2nd Period
01:02
DAL
Philippe Boucher  Hooking against  Steve Sullivan
04:13
NSH
Jeremy Stevenson  Too many men/ice - bench
08:18
DAL
Marty Turco  Roughing
11:05
DAL
Philippe Boucher  Cross checking against  Darcy Hordichuk
11:34
NSH
Marek Zidlicky  Holding against  Mike Modano
13:12
NSH
Kimmo Timonen  Hooking
13:40
NSH
Adam Hall  Charging
15:22
NSH
Kimmo Timonen  Hooking
18:37
NSH
Scottie Upshall  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
18:59
DAL
Mike Modano  Holding
3rd Period
02:28
DAL
Jason Arnott  Tripping against  Mark Eaton
04:05
NSH
Jamie Allison  Hooking
06:22
NSH
Steve Sullivan  Unsportsmanlike conduct
07:55
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Hooking against  Mark Eaton
08:38
DAL
Jon Klemm  Holding
10:22
NSH
Steve Sullivan  Tripping
14:06
DAL
Niko Kapanen  Hi-sticking against  Dan Hamhuis
goalie stats
Marty Turco
SA: 24TOI: 59:53
Saves: 23EV: 11 - 11
PIM: 2PP: 11 - 12
SV%: .958SH: 1 - 1
Tomas Vokoun
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 32TOI: 58:26
Saves: 29EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 16
SV%: .906SH: 1 - 1
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