DALLAS – Jussi Jokinen scored four goals, including a second-period hat track in about 7 minutes, and the Dallas Stars beat Colorado 6-1 on Friday night to end a four-game home losing streak.

The last four-goal game by a Stars player was in March 2000 by Brett Hull, who this week became an interim co-general manager for the struggling team after GM Doug Armstrong was fired.

After scoring on Dallas’ first shot of the game, Jokinen had three of the four goals the Stars had in a span of 7:05 of the second period to make it 5-0. Colorado then pulled goaltender Jose Theodore.

Jokinen’s fourth goal came after Sergei Zubov took a shot, and the puck deflected off a Colorado player. It went right to Jokinen between the circles and his shot trickled through the pads of Theodore and into the net with 9:08 left in the second period.

Jokinen had scored only three goals the first 17 games.

AP-ES-11-16-07 2253EST


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