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DALLAS — Jimmy Howard made 44 saves and Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
Zetterberg, Joakim Andersson and Drew Miller scored in the first period goals for Detroit. Tomas Tatar added another in the second, and Zetterberg finished the scoring in the third.
Dallas (20-14-7) outshot the Red Wings 45-27, but went 0 for 7 on the power play.
The Stars had the first 12 shots on goal, but Zetterberg scored on the Red Wings' first shot 7:04 into the game.
Dallas tied it on Rich Peverley's short-handed goal with 7:13 left in the period.
Detroit's Justin Abdelkader missed a penalty shot with 5:58 left, but Andersson put the Red Wings back ahead for good lead with a shot from the right circle over starting goalie Dan Ellis with 1:55 to go in the first.
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ST. LOUIS — Patrick Berglund scored twice and Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal and an assist for St. Louis’ fifth straight win.
Columbus, which led 2-0 lead after the first period, has lost three of four after winning three in a row.
Maxim Lapierre gave St. Louis its first lead at 3-2 with his fifth goal just 94 seconds after Sobotka's sixth goal tied it at 17:29 of the second period.
St. Louis got on the board about seven minutes into the second period when Barret Jackman's shot from the right side glanced off Berglund.
The puck hit the far post and trickled past Curtis McElhinney. His second goal came 17 seconds into the third when he deflected a pass into the goal.