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NHL: Tampa Bay 2, Dallas 1

Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Teddy Purcell scored twice Friday, his second goal breaking a tie early in the third period and sending the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over Dallas.

The Stars have lost four in a row, averaging only a goal a game during the slump.

Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead into the third period thanks to Purcell's goal with 1:12 left in the first.

Tom Wandell tied it 1:22 into the final period, but Purcell put a backhander past Kari Lehtonen 2:14 later. Tampa Bay has won two in a row after losing seven straight.

Mathieu Garon collected the victory with 27 saves. Lehtonen stopped 20 shots.

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