tie Blues in Central with 2-1 win
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[February 17, 2018]
Stephen Johns' goal midway
through the third period proved to be the game-winner and Dallas
goalkeeper Ben Bishop turned away 28 shots as the Stars defeated the
St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Friday at the American Airlines Center in
The win allowed Dallas to pull into a tie with the Blues for third
place in the Central Division. The Stars are 6-1-0 in their past
seven games and 12-4-1 in their past 16 matches.
St. Louis, which owned a 29-16 edge in shots in the match, has lost
three in a row and is now 8-5-1 in its past 14 games.
After a scoreless first period in which the Stars managed just three
shots on goal, Dallas broke through 2:42 into the second. Mattias
Janmark scored on the power play as he fired a pass that deflected
off a defender into the net behind St. Louis goaltender Jake Allen.
John Klingberg and Martin Hanzal were credited with assists on the
The Blues ended up outshooting Dallas 12-7 in the second period --
and 20-10 through the first two periods -- but had nothing to show
for that advantage.
Dallas added an insurance goal midway through the third period as
Johns beat Allen on the short side with a slap shot from near the
boards after a pass from Jamie Benn. Marc Methot was also given an
assist on the score.
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Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) faces the Dallas Stars attack during
the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit:
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Methot had missed 41 of the Stars' 42 games since Nov. 6 because of
a knee injury.
Brayden Schenn brought the Blues to within 2-1 when he beat Bishop
for an unassisted goal on a power-play opportunity with 1:14 to play
Dallas returns to the ice on Sunday at San Jose while the Blues'
next match is also against San Jose, on Feb. 20 in St. Louis.
--Field Level Media
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