ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Doug Weight scored two power-play goals in the third period Saturday night as the St. Louis Blues stormed back for their third straight win, 5-3 over over the Dallas Stars.
Weight's first goal came 2:20 into the final period off a beautiful behind-the-back pass from Pavol Demitra, who flipped the puck from the top of the left faceoff circle to Weight at the top of the right circle. Weight cut to the slot and shot between goaltender Marty Turco's pads to forge a 3-3 tie.
The Stars took seven penalties in the third period, including four in a 1:40 span. Although St. Louis did not score on a lengthy two-man advantage, Weight cashed in with a wrist shot from the right side while defenseman Richard Matvichuk was serving a cross-checking penalty.
Dallas built a 3-1 lead in the second period on goals by Brenden Morrow, former Blue Pierre Turgeon and Ulf Dahlen. Dahlen extended his points streak to five games.
Goalie Curtis Sanford made his first NHL start for St. Louis. After replacing injured starter Reinhard Divis in the first period of Thursday's 7-1 rout of Columbus, Sanford stopped 23 shots, including all 12 in the third period.
The Stars have just one win in eight trips to St. Louis (1-4-2-1) since the start of the 1998-99 season.