DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 11: Center Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars celebrates the game winning goal in a overtime shootout against the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center on February 11, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Ribeiro
Sheldon Souray and Michael Ryder scored third-period goals and the Dallas Stars defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Saturday night.
Souray took a pass from Mike Ribeiro at the left point and sent a shot over Columbus goalie Steve Mason at 1:36 of the period for his first goal of the season.
Dallas added a power-play goal at 13:52 of the third. Brenden Morrow sent a pass across the goalmouth to Ryder for his first goal of the season.
Ribeiro added three assists.
The victory gave the Stars (4-1-0 overall) a 4-0 home record. Columbus (0-4-1) is still looking for its first win. Mason made 29 saves for Blue Jackets, who were outshot 33-15.
The Blue Jackets got their first power-play goal this season to open the scoring at 6:46 of the first.
Vinny Prospal redirected Fedor Tyutin's shot from the top of the left circle past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen. Prospal's third goal this season ended the Blue Jackets' 0-for-20 drought with a man advantage.
The Stars tied the game at 11:25 of the first after Ribeiro sent a pass across to Morrow. He one-timed the puck into the net past Mason.
The teams each added goals in the second period.
Columbus made it 2-1 at 1:13 of the second on Alexandre Giroux's first goal of the season. He took a pass from R.J. Umberger, got past two defenders and moved in to beat Lehtonen from short range.
Dallas' Loui Eriksson scored on a cross-ice pass from Steve Ott from just outside Mason's left shoulder. Jamie Benn also assisted on the goal at 9:21 with a pass behind the net to Ott. It was the 100th point of Benn's career.
Notes: Giroux was playing his first NHL game this season, and first for Columbus, after being recalled from Springfield of the American Hockey League. He has played in the AHL during each of the past 11 seasons, with 341 goals there. The 30-year-old has six career goals in the NHL with the Rangers, Capitals, Oilers and Blue Jackets. ... Columbus has not scored more than two goals in any of its past eight games against the Stars.