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Modano's third-period goal lifts Stars to 4-3 win over Oilers

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DALLAS - Mike Modano scored on a power play with 2:21 remaining to give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.

Modano broke a tie with his 537th career goal, beating rookie Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers from the left circle off a feed from Brad Richards.

Modano, the career goal leader among U.S.-born players, also became the 31st player in NHL history earn 1,300 points.

Sean Avery gave Dallas - last in the Western Conference - a 3-2 lead with 5:09 remaining off a centring pass from rookie James Neal, but the Oilers tied it with 3:22 left on Kyle Brodziak's goal off a rebound, his second goal of the game.

Toby Petersen scored his first goal in two seasons, and Mike Ribeiro added a power-play goal for Dallas. The Stars improved their regular-season home record against Edmonton to 23-4-2 since they moved from Minnesota in 1993.

Ales Hemsky also scored for Edmonton. The Oilers were 4-2 winners at St. Louis on Saturday night, but Edmonton is 2-5-1 in its last eight.

Ribeiro put the Stars in front at 7:20 of the first period. Modano's shot from the right point was stopped by Drouin-Deslauriers, but the puck popped into the air, rolled down the goalie's arm and into the crease, where Ribeiro nudged it over the goal line.

Petersen's tip-in of Matt Niskanen's shot pushed Dallas' edge to 2-0 at 14:01 of the opening period. The goal was Petersen's first for the Stars and first in the NHL since March 27, 2007, while a member of the Oilers.

Hemsky's power-play goal from the left circle at 12:11 of the second cut it to 2-1, and Brodziak's rebound goal tied it at 2 at 4:21 of the third.

Notes: Among the missing for the injury-riddled Stars were D Sergei Zubov (lower body), C Steve Ott (hand) and RW Jere Lehtinen (upper body). ... Dallas acquired D Andrew Hutchinson in a trade with Tampa Bay earlier in the day. He will be with the Stars on Tuesday night in Calgary. The Stars sent minor league RW Lauri Tukonen to the Lightning. ... Hemsky has 18 points in his last 15 games.

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