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Seguin shoots Stars past Coyotes

Center scores two goals in third period, Dallas hangs on to keep Arizona winless

by Craig Morgan / NHL.com Correspondent

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Tyler Seguin scored two goals in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to their third straight win, 5-4 against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Thursday.

The Stars (4-3-0) swept a home-and-home to keep the Coyotes winless (0-6-1), including a 3-1 victory in Dallas on Tuesday.

"I really liked the way our big boys played," coach Ken Hitchcock said of Seguin and Jamie Benn, who had a goal and two assists. "Our top players played and carried the day, and that's what you need if you're going to win on the road."

 

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Benn hit the crossbar with a shot from the high slot, and Seguin pushed the loose puck into the net at 8:20 for a 4-3 Stars lead. Seguin scored his second of the night with 2:54 remaining to make it 5-3.

Rookie forward Clayton Keller scored his second goal of the night to get the Coyotes within 5-4 with 22 seconds left.

Seguin and Keller each has five goals.

Video: DAL@ARI: Seguin jams home loose puck for Stars' lead

Ben Bishop made 27 saves for the Stars. He is 4-1-0.

Derek Stepan scored his first two goals for Arizona, and rookie Adin Hill made 25 saves in his second NHL start.

The Stars have won six straight games and nine of 11 against the Coyotes, who are off to the worst start in Arizona/Winnipeg Jets franchise history.

The Coyotes got seven points from their top line of Max Domi, Stepan and Keller, but one point from the rest of their forwards (Christian Dvorak, assist).

"You want secondary scoring," coach Rick Tocchet said. "It doesn't come easy for some guys. That's why they've got to keep working hard."

Video: DAL@ARI: Keller pots backhander for his second goal

Defenseman Stephen Johns gave Dallas a 3-2 lead at 3:10 of the third period when his shot beat Hill to the short side. Keller scored at 6:41 to tie the game 3-3.

Stepan, acquired in a trade from the New York Rangers on June 23, scored to put the Coyotes ahead 1-0 at 5:50 of the first period.

Dallas answered 33 seconds later when the puck squirted to Benn all alone in front of the Arizona net and he slipped it past Hill at 6:23 to tie it 1-1.

Radek Faksa got credit for the Stars' second goal when Coyotes defenseman Luke Schenn tried to clear a rebound but instead pushed the puck into his own net at 7:04 of the first period to give Dallas a 2-1 lead.

Stepan tied it 2-2 on the rebound of a Domi shot at 2:47 of the second period.

Video: DAL@ARI: Faksa scores on fortunate deflection

 

Goal of the game

Benn banked the puck off the boards at the Coyotes' blue line to get around defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. He gathered it in the corner, spun and fed Seguin for a one-timer past Hill to give the Stars a two-goal lead.

Video: DAL@ARI: Seguin hammers second goal past Hill

 

Save of the game

Bishop made a blocker save on Domi at 3:55 of the third period after Domi snuck up behind Oleksiak just outside the Stars' blue line and stole the puck to go in on a breakaway.

 

Highlight of the game

Keller tied it with his first goal of the night when he blocked Oleksiak's shot at Arizona's blue line and scored on a breakaway with a shot between Bishop's pads.

Video: DAL@ARI: Keller slips one through the five-hole

 

They said it

"It's a road game and we got two points. That's how we're leaving here. We knew it was going to be greasy. The early road games in this league to start a season almost always are. It's almost like playoff hockey until everyone in the League settles in, and no one has settled in yet." -- Stars center Tyler Seguin

 

"If we put efforts like this together, we're going to start getting results to come our way. I promise." -- Coyotes center Derek Stepan

Video: DAL@ARI: Stepan finishes rebound for his second goal

 

Need to know

Coyotes No. 1 goalie Antti Raanta missed his third straight game with what general manager John Chayka said is a lower-body muscle strain. Raanta has not played since leaving after the first period of a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Gila River Arena on Oct. 12. ... Bishop made seven saves to help the Stars kill all four Coyotes power plays. … It was Benn's second multipoint game of the season. ... Johns had a game-high six shots on goal. ... Arizona outhit Dallas 24-20. ... Each team won 29 face-offs.

 

What's next

Stars: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; FS-SW+, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Coyotes: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday (9 p.m. ET; FS-A PLUS, NBCSCH, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Seguin's two late goals propel Stars to 5-4 victory

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