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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Jason Spezza scored his fifth goal of the season and the Dallas Stars beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

Johnny Oduya and John Klinberg scored their first goals of the season and Mattias Janmark got his third, helping the Stars finish a perfect four-game trip. They are 6-1-0 overall.

Antti Niemi stopped 33 shots for his third victory of the season and fourth straight against Pittsburgh. Niemi made 37 saves in a 3-0 win over the Penguins two weeks ago in Dallas.

Nick Bonino scored for Pittsburgh. The Penguins (3-4-0) had won three straight.

Evgeni Malkin's four-game points streak ended, as did his stretch of three straight games with a goal. The Penguins have scored 11 goals in their first seven games. They ended a five-game homestand, their longest this season, and will play six of their next seven on the road.

RANGERS 4, COYOTES 1

NEW YORK (AP) ? Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves and Kevin Hayes broke a tie early in the third period in New York's victory over Arizona.

Chris Kreider, former Coyotes defenceman Keith Yandle and Rick Nash also scored for New York. Nash's goal was his 700th career point. Mats Zuccarello added two assists.

Klas Dahlbeck scored for Arizona. The Coyotes have lost four in a row after opening the season 3-0.

Hayes broke a 1-1 tie at 2:35 of the third period. Goalie Mike Smith turned the puck over to J.T. Miller trying to play the puck behind the goal line. Miller found Hayes along the goal line, and the centre lifted a backhander into the net.

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