Roussel’s late goal pushes Stars past Sharks

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Coming into this season, everybody knew that Dallas was capable of scoring goals, but the things they’ve done through 11 games are downright impressive.

Saturday’s 5-3 win over the Sharks extended their winning streak to three games. It was also the seventh time this season that the Stars scored at least four goals in a game.

Dallas forward Patrick Sharp opened the scoring in the first period when he buried a rebound by Sharks goalie Alex Stalock.

The Stars entered the second period with a 1-0 lead, and that’s when the craziness began.

Jason Demers scored a shorthanded goal to give Dallas a 2-0 lead in the contest, but San Jose answered with a power play goal from Joe Pavelski and a shorthanded goal of their own from Matt Nieto.

Vernon Fiddler put Dallas in front again, but Joel Ward scored San Jose’s third special teams goal of the period with just over two minutes remaining in a wacky second period.

In the third, Antoine Roussel appeared to score the go-ahead goal with less than seven minutes remaining, but the Sharks challenged the play because they thought one of the forwards entering the offensive zone was offside.

The video review confirmed the call of the ice. It was a good goal.

Roussel finished the game with three points and a plus-3 rating.

Tyler Seguin added the empty netter for the Stars, who improved their record to 9-2-0 in 2015-16.