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Stars 4 at Jets 1
1. Dallas, Chiasson 3 (Seguin, Gonchar) 9:32 (pp)
2. Dallas, Seguin 1 (Peverley, Ja.Benn) 12:09
3. Dallas, Ja.Benn 1 (Dillon, Seguin) 16:35
Penalties -- Nichushkin Dal (high-sticking, double minor) 5:13, Enstrom Wpg (hooking) 8:09.
4. Dallas, Seguin 2 (Ja.Benn, Chiasson) 5:10 (pp)
Penalties -- Daley Dal (tripping) 0:47, Winnipeg bench (too many men, served by Tangradi) 1:43, Clitsome Wpg (interference) 4:42, Tangradi Wpg (slashing) 11:57.
5. Winnipeg, Wheeler 1 (Byfuglien, Enstrom) 5:35 (pp)
Penalties -- Eakin Dal (tripping) 1:47, Enstrom Wpg (tripping) 2:55, Gonchar Dal (tripping) 4:43, Robidas Dal (interference) 16:52.
Referees -- Ghislain Hebert, Chris Lee. Linesmen -- Brian Mach, Michel Cormier.
Attendance -- 15,004 (15,004).
"Ø"Ø HOT HAND:
Alex Chiasson's first-period goal was his ninth marker in 10 career games. The Stars' 2009 second-round draft pick is the first player since Teemu Selanne in 1992-93 to record eight or more goals in his first nine NHL games.
"Ø"Ø BACK-TO-BACK BLACK HOLES:
Friday's loss completed the first of 10 back-to-back situations for the Jets this season. And it's a stat that is not trending well: the Jets were 2-9-1 in the second game of back-to-backs in 2011-12 and 3-5-0 last year.
"Ø"Ø NUMBERS GAME:
Blake Wheeler's third-period power-play goal was the fifth man-advantage marker in as many games by the Jets this season... Three times the Jets cut short one of their power-plays with a penalty of their own... Toby Enstrom picked up an assist on Wheeler's goal, extending his point streak to five games. The Thrashers/Jets record for season-opening point streaks is held by Donald Audette, who recorded at least one point (7G, 7A) in seven straight games to open the 2000-01 season.
"Ø"Ø UP NEXT:
The Jets will attempt to stop the bleeding from a three-game skid Sunday against New Jersey.
-- Ed Tait