Lowry scores 2 goals in the 2nd period to lead Jets to 5-2 win over Stars
DALLAS – Winnipeg rookie Adam Lowry scored twice in the second period to lead the Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
Mathieu Perreault, Blake Wheeler and Michael Frolik also scored for Winnipeg, and Michael Hutchinson stopped 26 shots.
Tyler Seguin had his NHL-leading 22nd goal and Antoine Roussel also scored for Dallas.
Lowry's first goal broke a 2-all tie as his low shot got past Trevor Daley's sliding block attempt and between Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen's legs at 7:22 of the second.
The Stars then pulled Lehtonen, and Lowry scored on a rebound against backup Jussi Rynnas at 9:41.
Frolik's short-handed goal with 40 seconds remaining in the period capped the scoring.
Lehtonen stopped 14 of the 17 shots he faced, and Rynnas finished with 13 saves on 15 shots as the Stars dropped to 0-7-3 against Central Division opponents.
The teams exchanged power-play goals in the first period. Perreault scored at 5:23 after Dallas blocked a shot in front of the goal, and the Jets' Bryan Little passed across to Perreault in the right faceoff circle with the right side of the net open.
The Stars tied it at 9:09 as Seguin took a pass from Jason Spezza sent a shot into the net before Hutchinson could get over in time.
Wheeler made it 2-1 with an even-strength goal as he fired a shot from the top of the right circle over Lehtonen's right arm and inside the left post.
Dallas tied it at 3:29 of the second. From a scramble in front, Roussel hit the puck as he was sprawled on the ice and it popped over other players into the net.
NOTES: Lowry had his first multiple-point game. ... Jets LW Evander Kane sat out the first of a two-game suspension for checking-from-behind major and game-misconduct penalties against Anaheim's Clayton Stoner. ... It was Winnipeg's first of two games on the road, where the Jets are 9-4-3. The Jets play at Colorado Thursday. ... Colton Sceviour, in his first full NHL season, skated for the second straight game on Dallas' top line with Seguin and Jamie Benn. ... RW Ales Hemsky was a healthy scratch for the second game in a row. ... The Stars heard boos from the home crowd as they left the ice for the second intermission down 5-2. Dallas had been 4-0-1 in the previous five home games.