NHL Wrap: Stars take care of Avalanche

NHL Wrap: Stars take care of Avalanche
February 5, 2013, 12:45 am
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The Flyers take on the Lightning Tuesday night and rookie Tye McGinn hopes to continue impressing his veteran linemates (see story).

And while the Flyers did not play Monday night, many others were in action. Here's what happened around the league:

Stars cool off Avalanche at home
DENVER -- Jamie Benn scored his first two goals of the season, and the Dallas Stars beat Colorado 3-2 on Monday, spoiling the night for Milan Hejduk as the Avalanche forward was honored for playing in his 1,000th NHL game.

Brenden Morrow also scored, and Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves for Dallas.

Hejduk had a goal - as he did in his first career game - and P.A. Parenteau added another in the Avalanche's first home loss of the season (see full recap).

Hurricanes take down Maple Leafs
TORONTO -- Eric Staal has been scoring with regularity for the Carolina Hurricanes. Now that his brother Jordan has a goal of his own, the siblings might really be ready to roll.

Jordan Staal scored his first goal with the Hurricanes, and Eric added the winner in Carolina's 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

"It was nice to get a goal to get us going," Jordan said. "As a Hurricane, it was nice to get that first one and hopefully many more after that," (see full recap).

Coyotes hold off Wild
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith stopped 21 shots, Lauri Korpikoski and Martin Hanzal both scored, and the Phoenix Coyotes extended their point streak to five games with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

Korpikoski scored his fourth goal - all against Finnish goaltenders - in the first period, and Hanzal got his third in three games in the second. Smith was sharp for the second straight start, giving up a goal on a turnover in the second period and fighting off a power play by the Wild in the closing minutes.

Zach Parise scored his 200th career goal, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots for Minnesota. The Wild went more than 15 minutes without a shot spanning the second and third periods and hit the post twice to remain winless on the road this season (0-3-1) (see full recap).

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