Pietrangelo and Stastny Goals Not Enough
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin assisted on Dallas’ first four goals to help the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 6-2 on Thursday night.
Seguin’s four assists tied his career high. He had scored three of Dallas’ six goals in the previous five games.
John Klingberg had two goals for the Stars, including an empty-netter. Patrick Eaves, Stephen Johns, Jason Spezza and Jordie Benn also scored for Dallas. Jamie Benn had three assists.
Stars goalie Antti Niemi made 28 saves. Jake Allen had 21 for the Blues.
Eaves broke a scoreless tie at 6:35 of the second period. St. Louis tied it on Stastny’s goal at 11:26, but Dallas took a 2-1 lead 31 seconds later on Klingberg’s first of the season.
Pietrangelo scored at 10:27 of the third. He and Stastny each had a goal and an assist.
In the first period, each team had eight shots on goal. Four of St. Louis’ shots came in less than 2 minutes, beginning with Carl Gunnarsson’s attempt at 12:34.
The Blues killed the only penalty in the first, against Alexander Steen for hooking at 3:31.
In the second period, Dallas scored when Eaves skated in front of the net as Seguin arrived from the right faceoff circle. Eaves deflected the puck off his body and over Allen.
St. Louis scored its first goal when the puck went off Spezza in front to Stastny, who beat Niemi from short range.
Seguin set up Benn for a scoring chance, but Allen stopped his shot. Benn gathered in the puck and passed out to Klingberg at the right faceoff dot. His shot went past Allen into the upper left corner.