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Round 1, Gm 2: Wild at Stars

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Lehtonen on a roll for Stars

Goaltender has allowed one goal in first two games against Wild

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

DALLAS -- Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen has carried his late-season hot streak into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Lehtonen, who was 2-6 with a 3.88 goals-against-average and .874 save percentage in eight career playoff games before this year, is 2-0 after helping the Stars hold off the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-7 Western Conference First Round Series. He has allowed one goal in two games and has a .979 save percentage.

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Roussel's strange goal helps Stars defeat Wild again

Lehtonen makes 25 saves; Dallas takes 2-0 series lead

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

Roussel scores one-of-a-kind goal

MIN@DAL, Gm2: Stars pinball the puck around for goal

R1, Gm2: Stars score odd goal when a puck bounces of Alex Hemsky and Antoine Roussel before hopping over the net and in off Lehtonen's back

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DALLAS -- Antoine Roussel scored a peculiar goal, Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves, and the Dallas Stars defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at American Airlines Center on Saturday.

"I've seen some crazy [goals], I've seen some that are similar, but I don't think I've seen one that's gone to review where you don't whether it went in, where you don't know if the net's off, don't know if it was a high stick, you don't know whether it was kicked, so there were a lot of options there to go over," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said.

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Roussel scores with deflection from behind net

Forward gives Dallas lead in Game 2 thanks to crazy bounces

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Roussel scores one-of-a-kind goal

MIN@DAL, Gm2: Stars pinball the puck around for goal

R1, Gm2: Stars score odd goal when a puck bounces of Alex Hemsky and Antoine Roussel before hopping over the net and in off Lehtonen's back

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Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel scored a goal Saturday that deflected off his skate from behind the net and off Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Roussel gave the Stars a 1-0 lead 3:54 into the second period. While he was behind the net, the puck hit his skate and deflected into the air. It went over the back of the net, hit Dubnyk near his head, and dropped into the net.

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Situation Room

Video Review: MIN @ DAL - 3:54 of the Second Period

Review determined puck crossed the goal line, good goal Dallas

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Situation Room: MIN vs. DAL, Gm 2

Situation Room: No goal call is overturned

R1, Gm2: After video review, the call is overturned when it is determined that the puck crossed the line before the net was fully dislodged

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At 3:54 of the second period in the Wild/Stars game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Minnesota net. Video review determined that the puck crossed the Minnesota goal line in a legal fashion prior to the net being displaced. According to Rule 78.4 "The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice". Good goal Dallas.

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Seguin in Stars lineup against Wild

Dallas forward returns after missing 11 games with Achilles injury

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Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin returned to the lineup for Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round against the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on Saturday.

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Five keys for Wild vs. Stars, Game 2

Minnesota needs better discipline to tie series; Dallas could get Seguin back in lineup

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

DALLAS -- The Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars play Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round series at American Airlines Center on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports 3, FS-N, FS-WI, FS-SW). The Stars lead the best-of-7 series 1-0.

Here are five keys for Game 2:

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Game-time decision on Stars' Seguin

May return from Achilles injury for Game 2 against Wild

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 2: WILD at STARS

Western Conference First Round

Dallas leads best-of-7 series 1-0

TV: 8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, FS-SW, SN, TVA Sports 2

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-0 in Game 1 of their Western Conference First Round to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series on Thursday, but Stars coach Lindy Ruff isn't expecting anything similar in Game 2 on Saturday at American Airlines Center.

"I expect the game to be nothing like Game 1," Ruff said. "This is desperation time. You put Game 1 aside. I expect to see their best. I expect to see them as physical as they can be and try to be as aggressive as they can be in when it comes to creating offense."

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