Dallas Stars

Stars rally from two-goal deficit to edge Senators

Stars goalie Anders Lindback came on for Kari Lehtonen and stopped former Dallas player Alex Chiasson in the third period.
Stars goalie Anders Lindback came on for Kari Lehtonen and stopped former Dallas player Alex Chiasson in the third period. AP

John Klingberg scored two goals in a four-goal second period and the Dallas Stars rallied from two down and beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

Trevor Daley and Erik Cole also scored in the second as Dallas turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 lead.

Anders Lindback stopped all 14 Ottawa shots in the period. He made 34 saves and gave up two goals in relief.

Starter Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on five shots while playing just 10:30 before his earliest exit this season.

Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman, Clarke MacArthur and Jared Cowen each scored in the first period. Milan Michalek added a third-period goal.

Cole and Ales Hemsky each had a goal and an assist for Dallas.

The Stars’ Travis Moen and Alex Goligoski and Ottawa’s Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan each had two assists.

Dallas’ victory ended a four-game losing streak (0-2-2).

Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner made 24 saves before being pulled for an extra skater with 1:38 to play.

Hoffman gave the Senators a 1-0 lead 4:57 into the game with his team-leading 15th goal. He skated across the blue line into the right faceoff circle and sent a wrist shot past Lehtonen to the left side of the net.

MacArthur’s power-play goal at 10:30 from almost the same spot hit the left goalpost and went in. That knocked Lehtonen from the game.

Dallas came back within a goal when Hemsky’s slap shot from the right circle at 16:08 beat Lehner.

Jared Cowen’s rebound goal at 17:55 against backup goalie Anders Lindback put the Senators ahead 3-1 going to the second period.

The Stars tied the game at 3 on second-period goals by Trevor Daley at 2:38 and John Klingberg at 8:42.

Cole’s tip-in goal at 17:19 provided Dallas’ first lead, and Klingberg scored again on assists from Hemsky and Cole with 9 seconds remaining in the second.

Michalek scored on the power play at 6:00 of the third, on the second rebound after a shot by Ryan.

NOTES: Dallas C Vernon Fiddler (lower-body injury) did not play for the first time since March 10, 2014. … Daley’s goal was his career-high 10th. … Hemsky, a former Senator, has goals in three of his last four games. … RW Alex Chiasson, sent from Dallas to Ottawa in a trade for C Jason Spezza, scored his first point in 12 games when he assisted on Michalek’s goal. … The Senators have lost their last four games in Dallas dating to Dec. 7, 2007. … Ottawa finished a four-game road trip 1-2-1.