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Ryan Garbutt's late short-handed goal lifts Stars over Coyotes 4-3 to snap 7-game slide

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ryan Garbutt scored on a short-handed breakaway with 1:16 left to give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes, snapping a seven-game losing streak Tuesday night.

Tyler Seguin had two goals and Erik Cole also scored for the Stars, who overcame a two-goal deficit. Kari Lehtonen stopped 33 shots.

Garbutt knocked the puck to himself off the boards in the defensive end and took it all the way for a forehand that beat goalie Mike Smith.

Dallas trailed 2-0 until late in the second period when Seguin put in a deflected shot from Jordie Benn at 17:59. Less than a minute later, with the Stars on a power play, Seguin collected a shot sent through the goal mouth by Jason Spezza and scored to tie it.

Seguin has 12 goals and ranks among the NHL leaders.

The Stars, who have struggled in the third period several times this season, took a 3-2 lead on Cole's goal at 15:19.

The Coyotes tied it 58 seconds later on Mikkel Boedker's goal.

Connor Murphy and Joe Vitale also scored for Arizona. Vitale's goal, at 11:46 of the second period, was his first of the season and first with the Coyotes after signing with the team in the off-season from Pittsburgh. Murphy got an assist.

Smith made 28 saves.

The Coyotes were shut out again on power plays, the fourth straight game in which they have failed to score in such situations. Arizona is 0 for 18 over its last four games.

The game got off to an interesting start, with Coyotes centre Martin Hanzal and Stars captain Jamie Benn tussling right after the opening faceoff. No big punches were landed and both received 5-minute penalties for fighting.

Murphy's wrist shot through traffic hit the crossbar and caromed into the net at 18:18 of the first period to open the scoring.

Before Hanzal and Benn left the penalty box, they were joined by Kyle Chipchura of the Coyotes and Brenden Dillon of the Stars, who exchanged punches just more than 4 minutes into the game.

The Stars were fortunate to escape the first period having allowed just one goal, as they totalled 14 penalty minutes, faced 17 shots and killed 4 minutes in penalties.

Dallas took the ice without veteran defenceman Sergei Gonchar, traded earlier in the day to Montreal for left wing Travis Moen.

Moen could join the Stars in time for their game at Los Angeles on Thursday.

Gonchar, in his 20th NHL season, spent all of last season with Dallas.

NOTES: Dallas D John Klingberg made his NHL debut. The 22-year-old Klingberg, a fifth-round draft pick in 2010, was recalled from Texas of the AHL on Monday. . Moen will wear No. 27 with the Stars. . Coyotes coach Dave Tippett reached 391 games with the team, surpassing Bob Francis as the franchise leader. ... D Keith Yandle became the 13th NHL player since 2000-01 to play in at least 400 consecutive games. He's the second player in franchise history to reach 400, along with Dale Hawerchuck (with Winnipeg).

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