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Stars get big win vs. Wild after retiring Modano’s number

Mar 8, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

On a night in which the Dallas Stars retired Mike Modano’s No. 9, Tyler Seguin continues to play in a way that might get his No. 91 in the rafters one day, too.

The Stars made the Minnesota Wild pay for Erik Haula charging Kari Lehtonen on Saturday, as Seguin scored the game-tying goal during a five-minute power play. The 22-year-old now has eight points in his last two games after tonight’s one-goal, two-assist output.

Erik Cole notched the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining, showing plenty of patience and skill in finding the net for the 15th time this season.

Tim Thomas came in for Lehtonen late in the game thanks to that collision and eventually received an unusual win by making all six relief saves in 13:23 of game time. The Stars may very well need him to be sharp if Lehtonen’s issues are serious.

That thought is grim, but for the most part, the Stars showed that they might have the star power to finally carry the torch from the franchise’s gravy days with Modano.

  1. valoisvipers - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    This might be Thomas’s chance at having a starting gig with a contender.

  2. favrewillplay4ever - Mar 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Houla absolutely destroyed Jari on the play but he was also tripped by the defenseman on the play so I can’t see a fine coming. As a Manbearpig fan, I couldn’t argue the call in the least though.

    I like how Keumper has come along this year but just knew he wouldn’t handle the pressure after the penalty. The stars were all out attacking the net before the penalty… This gave them even more momentum.

    Wish we’d picked up TT instead of Bryz… Were going to need his composure and playoff presence.

  3. credible316 - Mar 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Dallas deserved the win. They came out on fire and never let down. We put up a fight but I knew one of those turnovers were going to cost us, and boy did it.
    I see things get easier for us as we host the Blues tonight :(

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