Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/6/13
The Stars rookie winger scored his eighth goal in nine career NHL games and the Stars penalty killing made a late stand as the team picked up its first win of the season. One day Alex Chiasson's goal scoring touch will cool off but that day hasn't come for the Dallas Stars rookie just yet. Chiasson scored his second goal of the season - and his eighth in nine career NHL games - and it stood up to be the game winner as the Dallas Stars picked up their first win of the season 2-1 over the Washington Capitals at the American Airlines Center. Chiasson's continued hot hands along with some strong penalty killing in the final 30 seconds were keys for the Stars comeback which gave Lindy Ruff his first win as the team's head coach. It looked like more of the same early for the Stars when Stephane Robidas was called for tripping which put the formidable Capitals power play on the ice. The Stars penalty killers had a few opportunities to get the puck out but failed to capitalize. The same couldn't be said for Alex Ovechkin who was left all alone in the left circle and just buried a shot past Lehtonen. Erik Cole evened up the game off a beautiful feed from Tyler Seguin. Seguin collected the puck behind the net then spun and fired the pass to the slot without looking and Cole slammed home a one-timer for his first goal and Seguin's first assist of the season. The Stars caught a break - or perhaps it should be said Kari Lehtonen drew a break - midway through the second period when Nicklas Backstrom appeared to bunt home a strange bounce to give the Caps a 2-1 lead. But in his attempt to get at the puck Backstrom had cross-checked Lehtonen in the head which was caught by the back referee. After a brief conference at center ice the referees waived off the goal because of goalie interference.
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