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Stars give up four second-period goals in loss

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Dallas Stars' critical four-game swing in the West got off to a bad start Monday night.

The Stars couldn't hold two leads -- 1-0 and 2-1 -- but four second-period goals by Calgary gave the Flames a 5-3 lead and carried them to a 5-4 victory at the Saddledome.

Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists as Calgary busted out of an offensive slump. The Flames came into the game struggling with six goals in their previous five games, but their four goals in the second period came in an 11-minute span.

Tied 3-3, Calgary took its second lead of the period when Mark Giordano's low slap shot eluded Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen for a power-play goal at 16:58.

Steve Ott's tripping penalty at 18:33 gave the Flames their fourth man advantage of the period. Cammalleri's attempted dump-in caromed into the slot off the skate of Stars defenseman Trevor Daley. Alex Tanguay's quick shot was partially stopped by Lehtonen, but still went over him and landed in the net at 19:32.

Olli Jokinen and Blake Comeau also scored for Calgary.

Jamie Benn scored two goals, and Mike Ribeiro and Philip Larsen also scored for Dallas. The Stars have lost five of their past six away from home.

Dallas started the night leading the Pacific Division, but would fall to seventh if San Jose won.

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