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Stars Top Wild 4-1 For 1,500th Franchise Win

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DALLAS (AP) – Tom Wandell scored twice, Kari Lehtonen stopped 28 shots, and the Dallas Stars stretched their winning streak to three games with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

Loui Eriksson and Eric Nystrom added goals for the Stars, who improved to 68 points.

Wandell scored the game’s first goal, and added an empty-netter at 19:07 of the third.

Dallas is eighth in the Western Conference, three points behind Phoenix.

The Stars earned their 1,500th victory in Minnesota-Dallas franchise history, 742 coming since the team moved to Texas in 1993. Dallas has won 16 in a row at home against the Wild, with Minnesota’s last road victory over the Stars coming on March 21, 2003.

The Wild has fallen out of the top eight in the West with a 2-6-2 slide.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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