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Stars beat Red Wings, 5-2, extend win streak to 4 games

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DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist in the first period and the Dallas Stars beat Detroit 5-2 on Tuesday night to sweep back-to-back games against the Red Wings and extend their winning streak to four games.

Joe Pavelski, Tanner Kero, Blake Comeau and Jamie Oleksiak also scored for the Stars (19-14-12), who finished a 4-0-1 homestand. Dallas has a season-best eight-game point streak (6-0-2). The Stars are one point behind fourth-place Nashville for the Central Division’s last playoff spot with two games in hand.

Stars rookie goaltender Jake Oettinger made 24 saves and improved to 9-5-6.

Valtteri Filppula and Dylan Larkin scored for the Red Wings, who are 0-2-1 following a season-long three-game winning streak. Jonathan Bernier allowed all four goals on 12 shots and was replaced 3:36 into the second period by Thomas Greiss, who stopped 11 shots.

Robertson is second in rookie goals and points (35).

Kero scored 2:55 in, sending a wrist shot into the near top corner following a feed from Jamie Benn from the low slot. A little more than two minutes later, Robertson took a pass from Jason Dickinson, dipped his left knee and lifted a one-timer over Bernier.

Dallas’ third first-period goal resembled the first, with Robertson feeding Pavelski at the right post for his team-best 19th of the season.

Oleksiak came up on the rush on the goal that chased Bernier. About 80 seconds later, Filppula got the Red Wings on the board with a wrist shot to the stick side.

Larkin scored with the extra attacker at 16:13, and Dallas answered with Comeau adding an empty-net goal.

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The teams will play Thursday at Detroit for the third of four straight games against each other. Dallas is playing nine of its remaining 11 games on the road.

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