DALLAS(AP) -- Junior Lessard scored a power-play goal in the
second period and added an empty-netter with 1:02 remaining to lift
the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers in a
preseason game on Monday night.
Jussi Jokinen and Perttu Lindgren had power-play goals, and Joel
Lundqvist also scored for the Stars.
Both teams sat most of their big-name players in the exhibition
opener for each club, giving extensive ice time to rookies. The
Stars played the first of four games during a five-day span.
After Lundqvist notched the only goal of the first period,
Slater tied it at 1 early in the second. Jokinen put Dallas back in
front 15 seconds into a second-period power play, scoring on a
breakaway against former Stars backup goalie Johan Hedberg.
Lessard padded Dallas' lead to 3-1 at 13:41 of the second
period, but Kapanen narrowed the Thrashers' deficit to one goal at
17:24 of the second period.
Lindgren extended the lead to 4-2, capitalizing during a man
advantage at 6:17 of the third period.