Tyler Seguin assisted on Dallas’ first four goals to help the Stars beat the St. Louis lues 6-2 on Thursday night.
Seguin’s four assists tied his career high. He had scored three of Dallas’ six goals in the previous five games.
John Klingberg had two goals for the Stars, including an empty-netter. Patrick Eaves, Stephen Johns, Jason Spezza and Jordie Benn also scored for Dallas. Jamie Benn had three assists.
Paul Stastny and captain Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis.
Stars goalie Antti Niemi made 28 saves. Jake Allen had 21 for the Blues.
Eaves broke a scoreless tie at 6:35 of the second period. St. Louis tied it on Stastny’s goal at 11:26, but Dallas took a 2-1 lead 31 seconds later on Klingberg’s first of the season.
Pietrangelo scored at 10:27 of the third. He and Stastny each had a goal and an assist.
In the first period, each team had eight shots on goal. Four of St. Louis’ shots came in less than 2 minutes, beginning with Carl Gunnarsson’s attempt at 12:34.
The Blues killed the only penalty in the first, against Alexander Steen for hooking at 3:31.
In the second period, Dallas scored when Eaves skated in front of the net as Seguin arrived from the right faceoff circle. Eaves deflected the puck off his body and over Allen.
St. Louis scored its first goal when the puck went off Spezza in front to Stastny, who beat Niemi from short range.
Seguin set up Benn for a scoring chance, but Allen stopped his shot. Benn gathered in the puck and passed out to Klingberg at the right faceoff dot. His shot went past Allen into the upper left corner.
Dallas ends a two-game homestand Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Notes: It was the first regular-season game between the teams since St. Louis beat the Stars 6-1 in the deciding seventh game of a Western Conference semifinal playoff series last season. Play between the Central Division rivals became chippy, with two fights in the second period and coincidental minor penalties for roughing in the third. . The Blues had scored only three goals in their previous four games. St. Louis entered the game ranked 16th in the NHL in shots on goal per game, but 28th in goals per game. . Seguin’s previous four-assist game was on Oct. 18, 2014, against Philadelphia. He has seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last five games.
First Period—None. Penalties—Steen, STL, (hooking), 3:31.
Second Period—1, DAL, Eaves 2 (Benn, Seguin), 6:35. 2, StL, Stastny 4 (Pietrangelo, Steen), 11:26. 3, DAL, Klingberg 1 (Benn, Seguin), 11:57. Penalties—Roussel, DAL, Major (fighting), 7:11; Shattenkirk, STL, Major (fighting), 7:11; Shattenkirk, STL, (roughing), 7:11; Roussel, DAL, (tripping), 7:11; Benn, DAL, (slashing), 8:08; Johns, DAL, (high sticking), 11:11; Edmundson, STL, (tripping), 11:11; Edmundson, STL, Major (fighting), 14:32; Mckenzie, DAL, Major (fighting), 14:32.
Third Period—4, DAL, Johns 2 (Oduya, Seguin), 3:40. 5, DAL, Spezza 4 (Seguin, Lindell), 5:36 (pp). 6, StL, Pietrangelo 2 (Stastny, Jaskin), 10:27. 7, DAL, Klingberg 2 (Benn), 16:30. 8, DAL, Benn 1 (Korpikoski, Hamhuis), 16:47. Penalties—Edmundson, STL, (cross checking), 1:33; Edmundson, STL, (interference), 3:40; Benn, DAL, (high sticking), 4:10; Benn, DAL, (high sticking), 4:10; Shattenkirk, STL, (tripping), 5:30; Benn, DAL, (roughing), 13:41; Brodziak, STL, (roughing), 13:41; Hamhuis, DAL, (holding), 18:56.
Shots on Goal—StL 8-9-13—30. DAL 8-8-11—27. Power plays—StL 0 of 3; DAL 1 of 4. Goalies—StL, Allen 4-3-2 (26 shots-21 saves). DAL, Niemi 3-1-1 (30-28). A—18,532 (18,532). T—2:41.