NHL: Dallas 2, Phoenix 1

Feb. 8, 2014 at 11:45 PM

DALLAS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen took a shutout deep into the third period and the Dallas Stars stayed hot at home with a 2-1 victory over Phoenix Saturday.

Lehtonen held the Coyotes scoreless until Radim Vrbata scored on a power play with 16 seconds left in the third period, finishing with 26 saves.

Ray Whitney and Valeri Nichushkin got the goals for the Stars, who improved to 4-1-1 in their last six home games.

Mike Smith stopped 31-of-33 shots for Phoenix, which lost for the second time in three games heading into the Winter Olympics break.

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