DALLAS – Curtis Joseph stopped 32 shots for his 406th career victory, and the Phoenix Coyotes ended Dallas’ five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory over the Stars.

Joseph and the Coyotes’ penalty killers frustrated the Stars, who scored on only one of 12 power plays.

The Stars had a two-man advantage for 33 seconds with less than 13 minutes remaining but were unable to get the tying goal past Joseph, eighth in NHL history for goalie wins.

Dallas had gone 13 games with at least three goals, one short of matching the franchise record. The Stars outscored their opponents 53-36 during that stretch.

Mike Comrie, Shane Doan and Paul Mara had power-play goals for the Coyotes, 7-3-1 in their last 11 games.

Comrie missed a penalty shot at 13:16 of the final period that would have extended Phoenix’s lead to two goals, but Mara made it 3-1 at 14:45 while Phoenix had a two-man advantage.

Jamie Lundmark added an even-strength goal for the Coyotes at 15:43 of the final period to extend the lead to 4-1.

Jussi Jokinen scored on the power play for the Stars, 8-2 in their last 10 games. Dallas has at least one power-play goal in 13 straight games, the second longest streak in franchise history.

Joseph had a busy first period, stopping 16 shots and negating six Stars power plays, while the Coyotes put only five shots on Dallas goalie Marty Turco.

Comrie capitalized on a two-man advantage at 7:24 of the opening period, firing a rebound into an open net for a 1-0 lead.

Doan made it 2-0 at 5:35 of the second period when his power-play drive from the left circle trickled in off Turco’s pads.

Jokinen’s power-play rebound at 8:37 of the second period pulled Dallas within 2-1 on the Stars’ 23rd shot.

Joseph still dominated the period with 10 more saves, the toughest coming on Martin Skoula’s close-range attempt at 15:04 while the Stars were on their eighth power play.

Notes: Stars D Jon Klemm was back in the lineup after missing two games with a groin injury. … The crowd was announced at 18,584, the largest for a regular-season hockey game at the American Airlines Center. There were 55 standing room tickets included in the total. … The Stars’ franchise record for consecutive games with at least one power-play goal is 17 from Oct. 11-Nov. 18, 1986, when the team was based in Minnesota. … Phoenix is 4-8-3 in its last 15 meetings with Dallas. … Comrie is 0-for-3 on career penalty shots.

AP-ES-11-25-05 2314EST


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