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Phoenix vs Dallas Recap - Stars Win 2-1

The Stars beat Phoenix 2-1 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Kari Lehtonen's 26 saves.

Bettors who backed the Stars were rewarded as -147 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Ray Whitney and Valeri Nichushkin each scored for the Stars in the victory. Whitney opened the scoring for Dallas, finding the back of the net at 2:10 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jordie Benn and Brenden Dillon.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 26 of 27 Phoenix shots in the victory.

Radim Vrbata scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Kari Lehtonen.

Mike Smith stopped 31 of 33 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Dallas went 0-for-5, while the Coyotes were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Dallas outshot Phoenix 33-27 in the game.

Dallas heads into a battle against the Hurricanes. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Winnipeg.