Alex Chiasson broke a third-period tie for the Stars, and Lindy Ruff earned his 600th NHL coaching victory with a 3-2 win over his former team, the Buffalo Sabres, Monday night in Dallas.
Jamie Benn’s slap shot from the blue line deflected off Chiasson and past goalie Jhonas Enroth for a power-play goal at 10:25 of the third.
Ruff posted his first 571 wins with the Sabres before joining the Stars.
Defensemen Jordie Benn and Alex Goligoski both scored their third goal of the season for the Stars, who overcame a 1-0 deficit.
Tyler Ennis scored twice for Buffalo. Matt Moulson assisted on both goals. The second got the Sabres even at 3:23 of the third.
Kings 2, Canadiens 1 — Jake Muzzin scored just 1:54 into the game for host Los Angeles and Jeff Carter added a power-play goal in the second period.
Jonathan Quick made 17 saves for the Kings, allowing only P.K. Subban’s goal late in the first. Peter Budaj finished with 20 saves for Montreal.
Wild 3, Flames 2 — Jared Spurgeon’s power-play goal in the third period helped host Minnesota notch its season-high fifth straight win.
Kyle Brodziak also scored, rookie Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots in his 15th start in a row, and the Wild raised their record at home to 22-7-2. Minnesota is 14-4-2 since the new year.
Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 1 — Dalton Prout and Artem Anisimov scored second-period goals as Columbus held off host Toronto. The Leafs dropped their third straight game since the Olympics. The Maple Leafs had won seven consecutive at home, their best stretch there since a nine-game run in the 2006-07 season.
The Blue Jackets completed a three-game season sweep of Toronto.