DALLAS, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- James Neal scored the go-ahead goal in the second period Wednesday and added an insurance tally in the third, giving the Dallas Stars a 3-1 win over Columbus.
The Stars won for the second time in six games while the Blue Jackets suffered their eighth straight setback.
Steve Mason stopped 25-of-28 shots for Columbus.
Neal emerged from a scramble in front of the goal to give Dallas a 2-1 lead 6:18 into the second. He collected a rebound from a Brad Richards shot in the third and scored his 17th goal of the season.
Columbus is 2-11-5 since winning in Dallas Nov. 19.