Stars roll to fifth straight win, beating Penguins 4-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) Jason Spezza scored his fifth goal of the season and the Dallas Stars beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
Johnny Oduya and John Klinberg scored their first goals of the season and Mattias Janmark got his third, helping the Stars finish a perfect four-game trip. They are 6-1-0 overall.
Antti Niemi stopped 33 shots for his third victory of the season and fourth straight against Pittsburgh. Niemi made 37 saves in a 3-0 win over the Penguins two weeks ago in Dallas.
Nick Bonino scored his first goal for Pittsburgh (3-4-0), which couldn’t extend a three-game win streak.
Evgeni Malkin’s four-game points streak ended, as did his stretch of three straight games with a goal. The Penguins have scored 11 goals in their first seven games. They ended a five-game homestand, their longest this season, and will play six of their next seven on the road.