DALLAS – Jere Lehtinen scored the last of three Dallas power-play goals at 9:06 of the third period, snapping a tie and sending the Stars to a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

With the game even at 3, Lehtinen took a pass from Niko Kapanen and snapped a one-timer from the top of the right circle for Lehtinen’s 11th of the season and third straight game-winner.

Later in the third period, Stephane Robidas added a short-handed goal, and Stu Barnes scored at even strength to stretch Dallas’ advantage to 6-3.

Bryan Berard had two power-play goals, and Duvie Westcott added his first NHL goal for the Blue Jackets, who have lost eight of nine.

Brenden Morrow, Bill Guerin and Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Stars, winners of seven of eight.

The Stars are 15-2 against the Blue Jackets, with goalie Marty Turco perfect in eight decisions.

Morrow’s rebound goal gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 7:46 of the first period.

Columbus tied it at 1 on a man-advantage goal from Berard at 7:44 of the second.

Guerin skated hard to the net and converted a pass from Jason Arnott at 9:01 of the second to put Dallas back in front.

But Berard scored his second goal of the night and fifth of the season with the Blue Jackets on their sixth power play to draw Columbus even at 2 at 16:16 of the second.

Jokinen’s power-play rebound at 5:07 of the third period gave Dallas a 3-2 lead, but Westcott answered at 6:31 of the third to tie it.

Notes: Stars D Jon Klemm sat out with a groin injury and is day to day. John Erskine, scratched in seven previous games, took Klemm’s place in the defensive rotation. … The Stars have power-play goals in 11 straight games, the longest streak since the team moved to Dallas in 1993. … The Stars killed a full two-minute, two-man advantage by the Blue Jackets in the opening period. … Columbus scored two goals on three shots in the second period. … Sergei Fedorov earned his first point for the Blue Jackets with an assist on Berard’s second goal. Federov was playing his second game for Columbus after being acquired from Anaheim on Tuesday.

AP-ES-11-18-05 2322EST


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