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Stars Rally to Beat Wild

Created: 03/08/2014 10:43 PM KSTP.com

Erik Cole scored on a breakaway with 4:49 to play, and the Dallas Stars rallied to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night.Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen was injured in a collision with the Wild's Erik Haula at 6:37 of the third period. Newly acquired goalie Tim Thomas earned the win in his Stars debut in relief.

Haula was given a major penalty for charging and was ejected. Tyler Seguin scored during the 5-minute power play to tie the game 3-3.

Four minutes later, Cole picked up a loose puck at center ice and beat goalie Darcy Kuemper.

Jamie Benn and Alex Chiasson also scored for Dallas.

Haula scored in the first period and Charlie Coyle in the second. Kyle Brodziak gave the Wild their only lead in the third.

Before the game, the Stars retired Mike Modano's No. 9 in front of a Dallas-record crowd of 19,109.

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Minnesota Wild left wing Erik Haula (56) collides with Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), who loses his helmet during the third period.
Photo: AP/Richard W. Rodriguez

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