Stars beat Red Wings, 5-2
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist in the first period and the Dallas Stars beat Detroit 5-2 on Tuesday night to sweep back-to-back games against the Red Wings and extend their winning streak to four games.
Joe Pavelski, Tanner Kero, Blake Comeau and Jamie Oleksiak also scored for the Stars (19-14-12), who finished a 4-0-1 homestand. Dallas has a season-best eight-game point streak (6-0-2). The Stars are one point behind fourth-place Nashville for the Central Division’s last playoff spot with two games in hand.
Stars rookie goaltender Jake Oettinger made 24 saves and improved to 9-5-6.
Valtteri Filppula and Dylan Larkin scored for the Red Wings, who are 0-2-1 following a season-long three-game winning streak. Jonathan Bernier allowed all four goals on 12 shots and was replaced 3:36 into the second period by Thomas Greiss, who stopped 11 shots.
Larkin scored with the extra attacker at 16:13, and Dallas answered with Comeau adding an empty-net goal.
The teams will play Thursday at Detroit for the third of four straight games against each other.