Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:38 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2014 7:39 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Thursday night.
Liles, Eric Staal and Justin Faulk each scored during a run of three goals in a 4:36 span of the second period.
Riley Nash added a key late goal and Chris Terry had his first two NHL assists to help the Hurricanes win their second straight game and earn points in their fifth straight.
Anton Khudobin made 33 saves to help Carolina beat Dallas for the first time since 2009.
Tyler Seguin scored for Dallas, which entered occupying the Western Conference's last wild-card spot but had its three-game winning streak snapped.
Kari Lehtonen made 13 saves but was pulled after allowing three goals. Tim Thomas took over and finished with 15 stops.