Perfect tonic for Stars

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:34 AM ET

Nothing like a trip to the 'Dome to cure what ails.

The Dallas Stars powerplay had been bumbling along this season, converting on just two of 25 attempts.

They doubled their production last night with a pair of goals against the worst penalty killing unit in the league.

Jere Lehtinen, who scored the opening goal midway through the second period, said his club finally took advantage of its opportunities.

"We've had a lot of good chances but we haven't been scoring," the Finn said. "It was nice to get a couple on the powerplay in the second period.

"Everybody knows the powerplay is a big part of today's game."

Four minutes after Lehtinen's goal, Martin Skoula also scored on the man advantage.

Puck movement, he said, was key.

"We adjusted the setup a little bit," said Skoula, who ripped a slapper past Miikka Kiprusoff's blocker to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.

"We moved it around better than in the previous games."

The Stars, he said, spent quite a bit of time in the video room, looking for ways to exploit the Flames penalty killing unit.

"Yeah, we saw some tapes of their PK," he said. "They pressure hard and jump in the shooting lanes so we tried to move the puck as quick as we could and get some shots through."

The Stars were 2-for 6 with the man advantage while Calgary's sputtering powerplay came up empty on four opportunities.


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