DALLAS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Tom Wandell opened and closed the scoring Friday in boosting the Dallas Stars to their third straight win, 4-1 over Minnesota.
The Stars have won three in a row for the first time since early December and moved into eighth place by themselves in the Western Conference playoff race. Dallas began the game tied with Calgary and Los Angeles for the conference's final post-season berth.
Wandell scored 8:48 into the game and then delivered an empty-net goal with 53 seconds remaining in the third period.
The only Minnesota goal came from Devin Setoguchi on the power play with 7:17 remaining.