Game summary: Dallas Stars 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
The Dallas Stars spoiled Mike Modano’s return to Dallas, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Thursday night at American Airlines Center. Brad Richards had one goal and two assists in the game and Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves. Loui Eriksson, Brenden Morrow and James Neal also scored for the Stars, who improved to 3-0-0 on the season.
The Stars have won three games in a row for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
The Stars are 9-0-3 in their last 12 home openers.
The Stars have won six straight regular season games against the Red Wings at American Airlines Center.
Detroit outshot the Stars 26-15 in the game. The Stars have been outshot 103-65 in the first three games, but are 3-0-0.
The Stars were 4-5 on the penalty kill and 1-3 on the power play.
The Stars won 29 of 60 faceoffs (48 percent) in the game.
Steve Ott won 11 of 16 draws for the Stars.
Nicklas Grossman led the Stars with seven hits in the game. Mark Fistric was next with six hits.
Brad Richards now has 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) in his first three games this season.
Brenden Morrow has 4 goals in his first three games this season.
Kari Lehtonen is 3-0-0 with a 2.58 goals against average and .922 save percentage after his first three starts of the season.
Scratches: Brunnstrom, Woywitka
Injured: Benn (concussion-like symptoms)
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