Series (Game 1 of 1)

Dallas leads 1-0

Game 1: Tuesday, September 18th

Blues 5

(0-2-0, 0 pts)

Stars 6

(1-0-0, 2 pts)

8:30 PM ET, September 18, 2007

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

1 2 3 T
STL 1 3 15
DAL 2 2 26

Top Skaters

Stars 6, Blues 5

Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) -- Brenden Morrow scored the tie-breaking goal 36 seconds into the third period and Dallas hung on for a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the Stars' preseason opener Tuesday night.

Mattias Norstrom and Jeff Halpern had power-play goals in a 20-second span of the second period to draw Dallas even at 4. The Blues had taken a 4-2 lead earlier in the period on goals by Martin Rucinsky, Lee Stempniak and Matt Walker.

Morrow put the Stars in front for good when he fired a loose puck from close range past goaltender Hannu Toivonen.

Brad Winchester's goal with 4:17 left stretched Dallas' lead to 6-4, but Erik Johnson struck on the power play with 2:16 remaining to pull St. Louis within one.

Patrik Berglund added a goal and Paul Kariya had four assists for St. Louis, which has lost both of its preseason games.

Junior Lessard and Stephane Robidas also scored for Dallas.

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