Dallas Stars

Stars take advantage of power plays to topple Jets 5-2

Dallas Stars’ Shawn Horcoff (10) and Colton Sceviour (22) celebrate Horcoff’s goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) as Toby Enstrom (39) and Michael Frolik (67) look on during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.
Dallas Stars’ Shawn Horcoff (10) and Colton Sceviour (22) celebrate Horcoff’s goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) as Toby Enstrom (39) and Michael Frolik (67) look on during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. AP

John Klingberg had a pair of goals and added two assists as the Dallas Stars scored four power-play goals in a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

Patrick Eaves, Shawn Horcoff and Jason Spezza also scored for Dallas, and Tyler Seguin tacked on three assists.

Andrew Ladd scored his 18th of the season and added an assist for Winnipeg, which extended its losing streak to three games.

Kari Lehtonen made 38 saves for the Stars, who were coming off a 6-3 win over Ottawa. Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots in his second straight start for Winnipeg.

The Stars had eight power plays, while the Jets, who had won their previous three home games, had two power plays.

Dallas opened the scoring with Eaves’ fifth goal of the season, 15 seconds after Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot went off for interference. Eaves took a rebound off Seguin’s shot and flipped the puck over Hutchinson at 5:13.

Winnipeg swarmed in the Dallas end midway through the period for more than a minute and the fans erupted when Ladd’s low shot went by a screened Lehtonen at 10:14 to make it 1-1.

With Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian in the penalty box for slashing, Horcoff scored his seventh goal of the season when he deflected a shot by Trevor Daley from the high slot at 14:21.

On Dallas’s third power play of the period, this time with Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien in the box for delay of game, Spezza scored his ninth of the season for the 3-1 lead at 18:47.

At 4:31 of the third period, Klingberg scored his eighth of the season when his shot from the point got past Hutchinson.

Stars captain Jamie Benn assisted on the Dallas’s final goal, giving him four goals and five assists in his past six games.

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