Stars climb back on top in West


Jason Spezza scored in his fifth straight game, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn ended goal-scoring slumps and the Dallas Stars regained the Western Conference lead by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Friday night.

Dallas improved to 41-20-8 with 90 points, one more than St. Louis and two more than Chicago. Each team has 13 games remaining.

Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves for the Stars, who are 3-0-1 in their last four games. Antoine Roussel and Ales Hemsky also scored.

Teuvo Teravainen and Tomas Fleischmann scored for Chicago.

Benn’s power-play goal at 10:42 of the second gave Dallas a 4-0 lead.

Blues 5, Ducks 2

In St. Louis, Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and an assist and Jake Allen got his fifth straight win.

Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 2

In Columbus, Ohio, Marc-Andre Fleury became the 20th NHL goalie with 350 victories.

Flyers 3, Lightning 1

In Tampa, Steve Mason made 18 saves, Sam Gagner and Matt Read both scored power-play goals and Philadelphia beat the Lightning.

Coyotes 4, Flames 1

In Calgary, Brad Richardson scored twice after Antoine Vermette put Arizona ahead early in the third period.