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Sharp’s late power-play goal helps Stars survive Hurricanes

Stars left wing Patrick Sharp (10) celebrates with teammates goalie Kari Lehtonen and Colton Sceviour after their 6-5 victory over Carolina on Tuesday night.
Stars left wing Patrick Sharp (10) celebrates with teammates goalie Kari Lehtonen and Colton Sceviour after their 6-5 victory over Carolina on Tuesday night. AP

Patrick Sharp scored on the power play with 19 seconds remaining, and the Dallas Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Tuesday night.

Sharp took a pass from John Klingberg above the right face-off circle and sent a slap shot off Carolina goalie Eddie Lack and into the net.

The Hurricanes had rallied with four third-period goals to tie the score with 6:43 remaining, and didn’t get another shot on goal the rest of the way.

Dallas’ Jamie Benn scored his league-leading 19th goal and added three assists. He combined with linemates Tyler Seguin (goal, three assists) and Valeri Nichuskin (goal, two assists) for three goals and eight assists. Patrick Eaves and Johnny Oduya also scored, and Klingberg added three assists.

Justin Faulk had two goals, and Jacob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Jeff Skinner also scored for Carolina. Victor Rask had three assists, and Noah Hanifin added two.

Lack, who stopped 10 shots, replaced Cam Ward after he gave up four goals on eight shots in the first period. Dallas’ Antti Niemi took over for Kari Lehtonen after Skinner tied the score at 5-5. Lehtonen finished with 25 saves.

The Stars started slowly and didn’t put a shot on goal until 6:49 of the first period, when Eaves scored his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the left face-off circle.

Benn increased Dallas’ lead to 2-0 just 26 seconds later when he sent a wrist shot from the right circle past Ward.

Oduya sent a wrist shot from the high slot off a defender and into the net at 14:41. Just 17 seconds into the Stars’ first power play, Seguin one-timed a pass from Klingberg for a 4-0 lead with 1:16 left in the first.

Carolina

0

1

4

5

Dallas

4

1

1

6

First Period—1, DAL, Eaves 1 (Seguin, Klingberg), 6:49. 2, DAL, Ja.Benn 19 (Nichushkin, Oduya), 7:15. 3, DAL, Oduya 2 (Ja.Benn, Nichushkin), 14:41. 4, DAL, Seguin 15 (Klingberg, Ja.Benn), 18:44 (pp). Penalties—Eaves, Dal (tripping), 1:06; McClement, Car (tripping), 18:27.

Second Period—5, CAR, Slavin 1 (Nash, E.Staal), 3:10. 6, DAL, Nichushkin 4 (Ja.Benn, Seguin), 19:26. Penalties—None.

Third Period—7, CAR, Faulk 10 (Rask, Lindholm), 2:21 (pp). 8, CAR, Di Giuseppe 1 (Hanifin, Rask), 3:34. 9, CAR, Faulk 11 (Hanifin, Rask), 8:46 (pp). 10, CAR, Skinner 8 (Nestrasil, Hainsey), 13:17. 11, DAL, Sharp 10 (Klingberg, Seguin), 19:41 (pp). Penalties—Spezza, Dal (tripping), 1:55; CAR bench, served by Skinner (too many men), 6:26; DAL bench, served by Seguin (too many men), 8:18; Rask, Car (tripping), 18:26.

Shots on Goal—CAR 10-11-9—30. DAL 8-7-5—20. Power plays—CAR 2 of 3; DAL 2 of 3. Goalies—CAR, Ward 9-9-3 (8 shots-4 saves), Lack (0:00 second, 12-10). DAL, Lehtonen (30-25), Niemi 11-4-2 (13:17 third, 0-0). A—18,287 (18,532). T—2:34.

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