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Eriksson scores twice and Stars beat Blues 3-1

Eriksson scores twice and Stars beat Blues 3-1

Loui Eriksson scored twice Tuesday night as the Dallas Stars rallied from a third-period deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in the NHL.
The Swedish forward has four goals in the past two games while playing with the Stars' top line of Mike Ribeiro and Brenden Morrow. For the 22-year-old, it's all about allowing them to create while he just reaps the rewards in front of the net.
"I've just tried to go to the net more," Eriksson said. "I'm playing with two great guys, Ribeiro and Morrow, and they feed some good pucks in front and I just try to build my game. It's fun now and we're winning now, so that's good."
The Stars also got a power-play goal from Jere Lehtinen in winning for the fifth time in six games.
Dallas, which trailed 1-0 heading into the third period, scored three goals on its first three shots of the third to grab the lead after being outshot 26-14 through two periods.
Eriksson scored his first of the game, redirecting in Ribeiro's cross-ice feed 2:27 into the final period to tie it at 1.
Lehtinen converted his 11th goal of the season on the power play 7:43 into the final period to give the Stars a 2-1 lead.
Eriksson then netted his own 11th of the season on a shot from the top of the left circle.
"Last game against Nashville, I was really close to scoring a hat trick and it was fun to score again today," Eriksson said. "I almost had a hat trick today ,so it's just fun to play right now."


Updated : 2021-02-26 21:38 GMT+08:00