The Dallas Stars could not let this one slip away.
Loui Eriksson scored twice and the Stars held on for a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
Eric Nystrom and Erik Cole also scored and Ray Whitney added two assists for Dallas, which snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) - a stretch that dropped the Stars from seventh place in the Western Conference to 13th.
''It was a big win. I thought we clawed our way a little bit to the surface here, we still got a few feet to go,'' Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan said. ''We were doing simple things to win the game, our leadership was real good throughout. We have to continue with that mindset.''
The Stars, coming off an 8-1 loss Saturday night against Chicago, had been outscored 14-2 while losing their last three games but closed a four-game homestand with the much-needed victory. In the midst of a crucial stretch of their schedule, the Stars head out for two road games before returning to Texas for another five in a row.