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Murray made 33 saves

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DALLAS (AP) When Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen had to face Pittsburgh’s top three scorers in a shootout Friday night Adidas Dylan DeMelo Jersey , he relied on a memory going back all the way to the first period.Carl Hagelin had beaten Lehtonen on a breakaway for a two-goal lead. The Stars came back to take a brief lead. With help from their goalie and a game-winning shot by Tyler Seguin, they earned a 4-3 victory over the Penguins.”I tried to use the Hagelin goal kind of as a reminder,” Lehtonen said. ”I’m sure they were looking at that too, thinking of shooting and that’s a way to score, so I decided to stay a little bit more out and be patient rather than have a lot of flow backwards like I usually do.”The approach worked. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel, with 71 goals between them this season, failed to score. Lehtonen saved Kessel’s shot on Pittsburgh’s last chance. Malkin shot wide left, and Crosby sent the puck off and over the crossbar.”I wasn’t that close to Crosby’s shot,” Lehtonen said. ”Luckily Adidas Paul Carey Jersey , he missed the net.”Lehtonen earned his fifth straight win, and Dallas also stretched its win streak to five games.Shooting second, Seguin sent a shot off Matt Murray’s right side and into the net.Dallas remained fourth in the Central Division, but pulled within three points of co-leaders Nashville and Winnipeg. Pittsburgh fell five points behind Metropolitan Division-leading Washington.The Penguins tied it with 1:13 left in regulation on defenseman Justin Schultz’s goal from above the left faceoff circle. Murray had been replaced by a sixth skater.”It was a big point,” Schultz said. ”We would have liked two, but that’s a good team over there.”Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Riley Sheahan and Hagelin.The Stars’ comeback began when Seguin scored his sixth goal in five games at 17:57 of the first period. John Klingberg and Dan Hamhuis scored early in the third period to give Dallas a 3-2 lead.It was the first win for the Stars when trailing after two periods, and the first loss for Pittsburgh when leading entering the third.”We’re usually a good third-period team,” Murray said. ”It’s unfortunate that a game like that has to go to a shootout, but we played really well.”Lehtonen finished with a season-high 34 saves.After the Stars missed the playoffs last season, they acquired goaltender Ben Bishop Adidas Chris Tierney Jersey , who has played in more than two-thirds of their games.”I think they’re quite frankly one of the big stories of the team,” Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said. ”Your goalie is gonna have to be the best player on the road and he has to win games for you if you’re gonna be a playoff team.”Murray made 33 saves, including stops on breakaways by Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov in overtime.Benn assisted on all three goals for Dallas.Sheahan scored at 9:07 of the first period. He beat Dallas’ Jason Spezza to a loose puck, skated down the left side and slid a backhand between Lehtonen’s legs.Dallas had a power play when Hagelin took the puck for a breakaway. Klingberg tried to reach out to slow Hagelin with his stick, but Hagelin beat Lehtonen anyway at 10:54.NOTES: Pittsburgh C Zach Aston-Reese assisted on Sheahan’s goal for his first point in his third NHL game. … Stars rookie D Dillon Heatherington also had first NHL point in his fifth game, assisting on Seguin’s goal. … Penguins D Jamie Oleksiak played against his former team for the first time since Dallas traded him in December. … Stars C Martin Hanzal missed his 21st game this season after being hit in the left leg by a teammate’s shot during Thursday’s game at Chicago. … LW Conor Sheary returned to Pittsburgh’s lineup after missing three games.UP NEXTPenguins: Complete a two-game trip Sunday at St. Louis.Stars: Host Vancouver on Sunday. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators forward Austin Watson, who began this season on suspension, has been suspended again as part of the NHL’s substance abuse program.The NHL and NHL Players’ Association announced Tuesday that Watson had been placed in Stage Two of the league’s substance abuse and behavioral health program “for treatment related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse.”That means Watson, who won’t be paid during this suspension Adidas Gabriel Gagne Jersey , cannot return until program administrators clear him to return.The Predators said in a statement that they are “saddened and disappointed” for Watson and his family.“We are grateful for the NHL and NHLPA’s program and will cooperate in any way necessary as we continue to support Austin and his family as they go through this difficult time,” according to the team statement. “Because of the personal nature of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program and our exclusive focus on Austin and his family’s well-being, there will be no further comment on this matter.”Watson already had served a suspension for the first 18 games of the season after pleading no contest to a domestic assault charge in July. His girlfriend, Jenn Guardino, issued a statement in October taking blame for the incident in the parking lot of a gas station, saying she had struggled with alcoholism for years and was involved in AA.The Predators forward shared Jan. 11 in an Instagram post that he’d been dealing with anxiety, depression and alcoholism since the age of 18. He said that he was currently sober and committed to a “healthy lifestyle.”Watson currently has seven goals and 13 points in 34 games with Nashville, which is second in the Central Division.



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