Posted January 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and assisted on two others, including the game-winner, in his Dallas debut, and the Stars opened the shortened season with a 4-3 victory Saturday night over the Phoenix Coyotes. The 40-year-old Jagr, the NHL's active leader in goals, assists and points, had a hand in all four goals for Dallas. Ray Whitney, Phoenix's leading scorer last season, scored a goal in the first game against his former team. Loui Eriksson broke a 3-all tie when he took a pass from Jagr in the slot and beat Mike Smith. The sequence started with a turnover by Phoenix's Martin Hanzal, and Jagr grabbed the rebound in the corner after a hard shot by Derek Roy. Radim Vrbata scored twice for the Coyotes, who went to the Western Conference Final last year after the franchise had never won more than one playoff series in a history dating to 1979 in Winnipeg.
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