DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars three Olympians sent their team into the Olympic break on a high note Saturday night. Samuel Umtiti Jersey . Finlands Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves to lead Dallas over the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Saturday night. He received plenty of help from the Stars defence and got goals from Ray Whitney and Russias Valeri Nichushkin. Canadas Jamie Benn assisted on Whitneys goal. The victory moved Dallas into the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference for the first time this season. "Weve come from a long way," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "Youve got to give the guys credit for digging in. "I thought if we got within three or four points at the break, we could be a serious contender. Weve exceeded that." The Stars and Coyotes have identical 27-21-10 records for 64 points, but Dallas holds a tiebreaker over Phoenix, which fell to ninth. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said his teams position at the break is "probably about where we should be. I think were better than that, but thats where we are." "Im not worrying about that too much yet," Lehtonen said of Dallas position in the standings. "Its good that were moving to the right direction. We just have to keep going." He was more impressed by defeating Phoenix twice in five days to make up four points on the Coyotes. "They were huge games both times. I really like it when we play well as a team." Dallas limited Phoenix to 27 shots, 13 in the third period. Lehtonen shut them out until Radim Vrbata scored on a power play with 15 seconds remaining. The Coyotes had six skaters to the Stars four because Tippett had pulled goalie Mike Smith, who had 31 saves. "Again (Lehtonen) was rock solid," said Ruff, an assistant coach for Canadas Olympic team. "He came up with some big saves. One when we were killing a penalty he went down low and made a glove save. He made a big stop on their breakaway when they were short-handed. "The only thing I would like to have seen was for him to get the shutout." "We couldnt generate too much offensively," Vrbata said. "But I think (Smiths) playing the way we know he can play. Hopefully, hes going to stay like that and we can do a little better for him." Whitney scored just 2:10 into the game. Nichushkin scored at 19:26 of the second period, deflecting in a shot by Trevor Daley. Dallas took the early lead when Whitney carried the puck into the Phoenix zone along the left side, skated into the slot and sent a wrist shot past Smith into the upper right corner of the net. "It was kind of not much happening in the first period until we decided we didnt want to back check on a play and give them the first goal," Tippett said. "That was something we talked about as a group, if we get behind its going to be much tougher on us." The Stars ended the first period a man up and put three shots on Smith for a 7-4 edge in shots. One of Dallas shots was short-handed, as the Stars made it difficult for the Coyotes to get out of their end. Midway through the second period, Dallas had two good scoring chances, but Smith gloved a high drive by Sergei Gonchar and stopped a tip-in attempt by Benn in front of the goal. Nichushkin deflected Daleys slap shot from the blue line for the rookies 13th goal with 34 seconds left in the second period for a 1-0 lead. The goal was reviewed to see whether Nichushkins deflection was on a high stick. NOTES: Whitney has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his last seven games against Phoenix. ... Coyotes D Derek Morris (upper-body injury) was inactive. He was hurt during Phoenixs victory over Chicago Friday. C Martin Hanzal, who missed that game because of illness, returned against Dallas. ... The Stars have not allowed more than 28 shots in any of their last 11 games. ... Vrbata has scored three goals in the last four games. ... Saturdays game was delayed briefly in the second period when linesman Ryan Galloway was upended in a collision with Whitney along the boards. Galloway stayed in the game. ... The public address announcer saluted the five Coyotes and three Stars who will be competing in the Olympics. Smith, a former Stars goalie, received almost as strong an ovation as the Dallas players. Andre Gomes Jersey . Murakami gracefully executed a double triple toe jump and a triple flip jump that put her at the top of a tightly contested race with 64.73 points, just ahead of Li Zijun of China on 62. Jasper Cillessen Barcelona Jersey . -- Ben Bishop had a milestone game against one of the NHLs greatest goalies. http://www.barcelonafcproshop.com/authentic-gerard-pique-barcelona-jersey/ . The 26-year-old slider from Calgary posted a time of 50.464 seconds, 0.573 seconds back of leader Natalie Geisenberger. The German led the overall World Cup womens standings this season and continued her dominance by putting down a track record time of 49.Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wayne Simmonds, Scott Laughton and Jakub Voracek each posted a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers thumped the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, on Saturday. Michael Raffl and Sean Couturier each scored while Steve Mason made 25 saves for the Flyers, who have won the first two games of a four-game homestand. Eric Staal had the lone goal of the game for the Hurricanes, who have lost five straight. Anton Khudobin allowed all five goals on 23 shots in the loss. Final Score: Ottawa 3, Boston 2 (SO) Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bobby Ryan scored the shootout winner in the Ottawa Senators 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins Saturday. New Senators coach Dave Cameron earned his first win with goals from Mika Zibanejad and David Legwand, along with 29 saves by Robin Lehner. Ottawa has won two of its last three games. Tuukka Rask also made 29 saves, including two in overtime, but it wasnt enough for the Bruins, who have lost five out of their last six. Craig Cunningham scored his first NHL goal, and Loui Eriksson tallied the other Boston goal. Final Score: NY Islanders 3, Chicago 2 Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky tallied 51 seconds apart midway through the third period and the New York Islanders brought the Chicago Blackhawks win streak to an end thanks to a 3-2 final at Nassau Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck added a second-period strike for the Islanders, who put the brakes on a three-game skid. Jaroslav Halak turned aside 23 shots for the win. Dan Carcillo and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who had won eight in a row since Nov. 26 to reach the top of the Central Division. Scott Darling took the loss despite making 38 saves. Final Score: Washington 4, Tampa Bay 2 Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Nicklas Backstrom notched his first career hat trick to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots, Eric Fehr scored an empty-net goal and Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson each supplied two assists for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five games. Tyler Johnson and Matt Carle each scored late in the third period and Ben Bishop made 24 saves for Tampa Bay, which has dropped three of its last four. Final Score: Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3 (SO) Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Johansen was credited with the game winner in the shootout, and Columbus recovered from a Pittsburgh rally late in regulation to post a 4-3 victory at Nationwide Arena. Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and Jack Johnson scored for the Blue Jackets, who extended their season-high win streak to six games. Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves, then turned away Brandon Sutter in the games final segment to lock up the win. Kris Letang tallied twice, including the tying marker with less than 11 seconds to play for the Penguins, who also received a goal from Blake Comeau. Thomas Greiss stopped 24 pucks in 65 minutes of play, but allowed two of three Columbus shooters to best him. Final Score: Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 1 Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Getzlaf scored the go-ahead goal during a big second period for the Ducks, and Anaheim posted its seventh straight win, 4-1 over the Winnipeg Jets. Jakob Silfverberg and Nate Thompson also lit the lamp in the second period for the NHL-leading Ducks, who equaled their season-best winning streak. They also ended Winnipegs eight-game points streak (5-0-3) by beating the Jets for the second time at MTS Centre in less than a week. On Sunday, Kyle Palmieris tally with 53 seconds elapsed in overtime lifted Anaheim to victory. This time, it was Anaheim capitalizing on the power play and also in short-handed situations. Thompson and Andrew Cogliano scored short-handed, with Coglianos going into an empty net with 1:15 left. Silfverbergs goal came on the man-advantage. Frederik Andersen turned aside 27 shots for Anaheim. Bryan Little scored on the power play for the Jets, who have lost two in a row. Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves. Final Score: Buffalo 4, Florida 3 (OT) Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikita Zadorov scored his first goal of the season 29 seconds into overtime to send the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Brian Giontas third-period goal tied the game for the Sabres and ended a run of three straight Panthers goals. Buffalo also got goals from Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno to win its third straight game. Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves in the win. Sean Bergenheim and Jimmy Hayes sccored second-period goals to erase a 2-0 deficit for Florida, which lost two of three games on its road trip. Paulinho Jersey. Al Montoya made 28 saves for the Panthers but did not stop the only shot he faced in OT. Final Score: Toronto 4, Detroit 1 Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four unanswered goals for a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. The goals from James van Riemsdyk, Richard Panik, Morgan Rielly and an empty-netter from Nazem Kadri gave the Maple Leafs their first four-game winning streak of the season. It includes back-to-back victories over the Red Wings, who fell to Toronto 2-1 in a shootout on Wednesday. Saturday marked the fifth and final meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division foes. The Maple Leafs won the last three after the Red Wings swept a home-and-home in October. Niklas Kronwall scored and Petr Mrazek gave up three goals on 40 shots in Detroits third straight loss. Final Score: Minnesota 4, Arizona 3 (SO) Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu both scored in the shootout to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. Parise, Minnesotas first shooter, beat Devan Dubnyk with a wrist shot, but Antoine Vermette answered back for Arizona by firing the puck under the arm of Niklas Backstrom. Koivu skated up the left side, cut across the slot, and roofed the puck over Dubnyk. Tobias Rieders shot was wide to seal the win for the Wild. Parise netted the game-tying goal late in regulation, Nino Niederreiter and Jason Zucker also scored and Backstrom made 26 saves for the Wild, who bounced back from a 2-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Lauri Korpikoski and Vermette all lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who lost their ninth straight home game. Dubnyk made 32 stops in defeat. Final Score: Dallas 4, New Jersey 3 Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Horcoff scored the deciding goal late in the second period as the Dallas Stars held off a late New Jersey push for a 4-3 victory on Saturday. Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza each finished with a goal and an assist, Trevor Daley also scored and Antoine Roussel supplied two helpers for the Stars, who entered the game with five losses in their previous six games. Kari Lehtonen stopped 28-of-31 shots in the win. Jon Merrill, Eric Gelinas and Scott Gomez all lit the lamp for New Jersey, which dropped its third straight game. Cory Schneider allowed four goals on 33 shots over the first two periods and Keith Kinkaid made three saves in relief during the third. Final Score: St. Louis 3, Colorado 2 (OT) Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Oshie scored 63 seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche. Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk also lit the lamp for the Blues, who received 23 saves from Jake Allen. Erik Johnson scored twice and Calvin Pickard stopped 39 shots for Colorado, which have dropped five of its last six games. Barret Jackman delivered a pass from the left boards to the slot area, where Oshie used a defenseman as a screen before firing the puck into the upper right corner of the net. Final Score: NY Rangers 5, Vancouver 1 Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Mats Zuccarello scored a pair of goals and the New York Rangers used a three-goal first-period blitz to subdue Vancouver, 5-1, at Rogers Arena. J.T. Miller, Marc Staal and Ryan McDonagh also lit the lamp for the Rangers, who kicked off a four-game road trip with their second straight victory. Derick Brassard and Rick Nash each added a pair of assists, while Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 29-save effort. Nick Bonino supplied the sole offense for the Canucks, losers of four in a row including the final three of a seven-game road trip. Ryan Miller was on the hook for all five goals on just 23 shots. Final Score: San Jose 2, Nashville 0 San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Antti Niemi made 29 saves for his second shutout of the season and the red-hot San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Saturday night. Niemi had 18 of his 29 saves in the third period to pick up his 29th career shutout and first since the season-opener against Los Angeles on Oct. 8. Tomas Hertls goal 5:01 into the game stood up as the winner and Joe Thornton added an empty-netter late as the Sharks improved to 7-1 in their last eight games. Pekka Rinne played well in net, stopping 32 of 33 shots, but took the loss as the Predators finished a 2-1 road trip. 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