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Bishop Records 3rd Straight Shutout, Stars Beat Sabres 2-0



    Bishop Records 3rd Straight Shutout, Stars Beat Sabres 2-0
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    Ben Bishop #30 of the Dallas Stars blocks a shot on goal against Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets in the third period at American Airlines Center on Jan. 19, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

    Ben Bishop made 35 saves for his third straight shutout, and the Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Tuesday night.

    Bishop extended his career-best shutout streak to 204 minutes, 20 seconds. It's the second-longest run for a Stars goaltender behind Ed Belfour's streak of 219 minutes, 26 seconds that ran from Nov. 17-24, 2000. He is the third goaltender in franchise history with three consecutive shutouts.

    Rookie Roope Hintz scored twice for Dallas in the opener of a two-game trip. The Stars have won five of six and remain on top of the Western Conference wild-card standings with 77 points.

    Buffalo played without captain Jack Eichel, who began serving a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Colorado's Carl Soderberg.

    Linus Ullmark stopped 25 shots for the Sabres, who have lost five in a row.

    The Stars took a 1-0 lead when Hintz scored midway through the second period. Jason Dickinson's shot from the point bounced to the right side of the net, where Hintz skated in and lifted a shot over Ullmark's shoulder.

    Hintz got his seventh of the season on a power play with 6:48 remaining in the second. His wrist shot from outside the right circle beat Ullmark to the far post.

    Dallas could not convert on a pair of power plays during the scoreless first period. The Stars' best scoring chance was thwarted when Ullmark made a gliding glove save on a point-blank one-timer from Jamie Benn a little more than seven minutes into the game.

    NOTES: Bishop has won his last 12 starts against Buffalo, the second-longest active streak against a single opponent in the NHL. In addition to Bishop and Balfour, Cesare Maniago had three straight shutouts for the Minnesota North Stars from Dec. 13-16, 1967. ... Stars F Blake Comeau recorded his 300th career point on the first goal by Hintz. ... Sabres F Alexander Nylander made his season debut after being called up from the minors following Eichel's suspension. Nylander was Buffalo's first-round pick in the 2016 draft. ... Stars F Valeri Nichushkin entered the lineup in place of Brett Ritchie and D Jamie Oleksiak took Taylor Fedun's spot. Coach Jim Montgomery said the moves were made to help keep players fresh for the busy week.


    Stars: Conclude road trip Thursday at Minnesota.

    Sabres: Host Pittsburgh on Thursday.