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Monahan scores on power play in 3rd, Flames beat Stars 2-1

  • Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett (93) tries to get his stick on the puck as Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi (31) defends the goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett (93) tries to get his stick on the puck as Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi (31) defends the goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames goalie Chad Johnson (31) celebrates the win with teammates Troy Brouwer (36) and Mikael Backlund (11) after the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The Flames won 2-1. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Calgary Flames goalie Chad Johnson (31) celebrates the win with teammates Troy Brouwer (36) and Mikael Backlund (11) after the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The Flames won 2-1. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) reacts after scoring a goal against Dallas Stars defenders Cody Eakin (20), Esa Lindell (23) and goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The Flames won 2-1. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) reacts after scoring a goal against Dallas Stars defenders Cody Eakin (20), Esa Lindell (23) and goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The Flames won 2-1. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Sean Monahan scored on a power play midway through the third period, lifting the Calgary Flames over the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Johnny Gaudreau passed to Monahan from behind the net into the slot, and he slid a wrist shot past goalie Kari Lehtonen through a narrow opening at the bottom left corner of the net.

The Flames won their fourth straight and are 6-1-1 in the last eight games. The Stars are 1-3-1 in the last five.

Monahan assisted on Gaudreau's goal that tied it at 1 in the second period. Gaudreau has two goals and two assists in two games since recovering from a broken finger.

Flames goalie Chad Johnson made 29 saves. Lehtonen had 18.

Dallas' Curtis McKenzie opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the first period.