Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/8/11

MONTREAL- SEPTEMBER 24: Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins skates during the NHL preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens on September 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have put together a convincing argument in an effort to prove their surprising start is not a fluke. Michael Ryder scored twice, Adam Burish had the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Stars beat Washington 5-2 Tuesday night to snap the Capitals' six-game home winning streak. Dallas finished in the Pacific Division cellar last season and didn't make the playoffs. Now, after the Stars' fourth straight victory, they're 11-3-0 -- the best record in the NHL. "This was an especially nice win," said goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 30 shots. "I'm sure a lot of people were watching this game to see how we do against an elite team like Washington." It doesn't get any easier for the Stars, who travel to Pittsburgh on Friday before concluding their road trip Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings. "It's a good measuring stick for us," coach Glen Gulutzan said. "We're trying to gauge ourselves against the league, coming into Washing...
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