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NHL: Eriksson power-play goal lifts Stars over Predators


Loui Eriksson’s power-play goal with 3 minutes, 42 seconds left gave the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory and sent the Nashville Predators to their fourth straight loss in the NHL on Saturday.

While Shea Weber served a boarding penalty, Eriksson set up in front of the net and redirected newly acquired defenseman Alex Goligoski’s shot past Pekka Rinne for his 21st goal.

Goligoski and Tom Wandell added goals and Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves for the Stars. Colin Wilson and Ryan Suter scored, David Legwand had two assists and Rinne stopped 22 shots for the Predators, who had been shut out in their previous two games.


In Los Angeles, Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3.

Jarret Stoll and defenseman Drew Doughty scored power-play goals, with defenseman Alec -Martinez also scoring for the Kings, 11-1-3 since Jan. 22.

David Jones scored two goals 39 seconds apart during the third period for Colorado.

The Avalanche had totaled only 14 shots before Kings defenseman Matt Greene was sent off for interference with 8:53 remaining. Jones scored his first goal on a power play, and the other came one second after a penalty expired. Paul Stastny’s 19th goal of the season brought Colorado within 4-3 with 30 seconds left.


In Buffalo, New York, Jiri Hudler and Pavel Datsyuk both scored in regulation, and then again in the shootout to lift Detroit over Buffalo.

In other NHL play, it was:

‧ Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 3

‧ Penguins 6, Maple Leafs 5, SO

‧ Senators 4, Flyers 1

‧ Capitals 3, Islanders 2

‧ Bruins 3, Canucks 1

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