NHL roundup: Ward yanked after allowing four on 14 shots
Final Score: Dallas 5, Carolina 2
Raleigh, NC - Jamie Benn scored a pair of goals and Loui Eriksson added three assists, as the Dallas Stars opened a four-game road trip with a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Eric Nystrom, Stephane Robidas and Michael Ryder also scored, while Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves for the Stars, who have won four of their last five games. Chad LaRose and Tuomo Ruutu both had a goal for the Hurricanes, losers of six of their last eight. Cam Ward was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 14 shots. He was replaced by Brian Boucher, who finished with 12 saves.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3 (SO)
Sunrise, FL - Dominic Moore scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout and Dwayne Roloson stopped all 28 shots he faced in relief as Tampa Bay rallied to take a 4-3 win over Florida. Tampa had trailed 3-0 just 15:21 in, but scored twice in the second period and tied the game in the third. After the first six shooters were stopped, Moore skated in and stuffed a forehand past Florida's Jose Theodore. Sean Bergenheim was the last chance for Florida, but his wrister was stopped by Roloson. Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist while Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone each scored for the Lightning, who have won three of four. Mike Santorelli, Brian Campbell and Tomas Kopecky each notched a goal for the Panthers, who lost all three games on their homestand in a shootout. Theodore stopped 34 shots in the loss.