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Eichel scores twice in Sabres' 4-1 win over Stars

  • Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) puts the puck past Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) and goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) puts the puck past Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) and goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno (82) moves in on Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno (82) moves in on Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)  (The Associated Press)

Jack Eichel scored two goals and the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Monday.

Tyler Ennis scored 19 seconds into the first period. Ennis returned after missing 30 games with a groin injury that required surgery.

Jake McCabe also had a goal and Robin Lehner made 31 saves after missing the past three games with an illness.

The Sabres snapped a two-game losing streak and beat the Stars for the first time in four matchups.

Radek Faksa scored for the Stars in the opener of a three-game road trip. Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 shots. Dallas has lost two in a row and six of eight.