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Brenden Morrow's goal helps lift Stars to 6-5 win over Blues

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DALLAS (AP) - Brenden Morrow scored the tie-breaking goal 36 seconds into the third period and Dallas hung on for a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the Stars' pre-season opener Tuesday night.

Mattias Norstrom and Jeff Halpern had power-play goals in a 20-second span of the second period to draw Dallas even, 4-4. The Blues had taken a 4-2 lead earlier in the period on goals by Martin Rucinsky, Lee Stempniak and Matt Walker.

Morrow put the Stars in front for good when he fired a loose puck from close range past goaltender Hannu Toivonen.

Brad Winchester's goal with 4:17 left stretched Dallas' lead to 6-4, but Erik Johnson struck on the power play with 2:16 remaining to pull St. Louis within one.

Patrik Berglund added a goal and Paul Kariya had four assists for St. Louis, which has lost both of its pre-season games.

Junior Lessard and Stephane Robidas also scored for Dallas.

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