Goligoski, Eakin, and Eaves lift Stars over Hurricanes 5-3

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Alex Goligoski, Cody Eakin and Patrick Eaves each had a goal and an assist, sparking the Dallas Stars to a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Kari Lehtonen needed to make only 16 saves to earn the victory in his 500th NHL game. Curtis McKenzie and Jason Demers also scored for Dallas, which led 3-1 after the first period.

Victor Rask had a goal and two assists to lead Carolina, and Andrej Nestrasil added a goal and an assist. Chris Terry had the other goal, Brett Bellemore had two assists, and Anton Khudobin stopped 27 shots in the loss.

The Stars have won of their last four visits to Carolina. The Hurricanes won the other meeting between the teams this season, Nov. 18 at Dallas.

That marked Carolina's first road win over the Stars since 1996.

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