Michael Ryder scored twice, while Jamie Benn 2.

Adam Burish and Eric Nystrom notched the other goals for the Stars, who won for the fifth time in six games.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 30-of-32 shots for the win.

Alexander Semin and John Carlson netted goals for the Capitals, and Michal Neuvirth made 31 saves in the Capitals first loss at Verizon Center this season.