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Stars beat Avalanche 5-2 for 2nd straight win

8:35 PM, Mar 23, 2013   |    comments
Mar 23, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) reacts after missing a shot on Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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DALLAS (AP) - Derek Roy, Eric Nystrom and Jaromir Jagr each had a goal and an assist to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Rookie Jordie Benn got his first NHL goal and Cody Eakin also scored for Dallas, which won its second straight game following a 1-4-1 stretch in which they were outscored 23-10. Jamie Benn added three assists.

The Stars moving up from 10th place to eighth in the Western Conference, jumping ahead of San Jose and Columbus for the conference's final playoff position.

Kari Lehtonen, making his 11th straight start, stopped 33 shots two nights after getting 40 saves in a 2-0 win at Los Angeles.

Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, and P.A. Parenteau also scored for Colorado.

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