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San Jose vs Dallas Recap - Stars Win 5-4

Kari Lehtonen made 35 stops Thursday to lead the Stars over the Sharks 5-4 at American Airlines Center.

Bettors who backed the Stars were rewarded as -102 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Mike Ribeiro (2), James Neal (2), and Brad Richards each scored for the Stars in the victory. Richards opened the scoring for Dallas, finding the back of the net at 5:15 of the first period. The goal was assisted by James Neal and Loui Eriksson.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 35 of 39 San Jose shots in the victory.

Scott Nichol, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Kari Lehtonen.

Antti Niemi stopped 36 of 41 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Dallas scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while San Jose went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Dallas by a margin of 41-39.

Dallas heads into a battle against the Avalanche. San Jose, meanwhile, will have their next action against Columbus.