St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman (5) takes down Dallas Stars' James Neal (18), who ran into Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak, bottom, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
Dallas Stars' Mike Ribeiro (63) battles St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) for the loose puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Blues' Brad Winchester (15) slams Dallas Stars' Stephane Robidas (3) into the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. The Stars beat the Blues 4-2. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Blues' B.J. Crombeen (26) delivers a punch to Dallas Stars' Brandon Segal (24) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brad Richards scored the go-ahead goal at 6:32 of the third period and Kari Lehtonen stopped 28 shots in the Dallas Stars' 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.
Richards also had two assists, Brenden Morrow scored twice, and Dallas had three third-period goals en route to its fifth straight road victory. James Neal added a goal with 2:50 left.
St. Louis, which carried a 2-1 lead into the third period, had a five-game winning streak snapped. Alex Steen and David Backes scored for the Blues. Steen has a team-high 13 goals, nine in the last 16 games.
Lehtonen improved to 6-1 lifetime against St. Louis. He has never allowed more than two goals in seven starts against the Blues.
Dallas finished 4-0 against St. Louis this season, winning the previous three games by one goal. The Stars, who improved to 11-7-1 on the road, have outscored St. Louis 7-0 in the third period this season.
NOTES: Dallas last won five straight road games Jan. 17-Feb. 7, 2008. ... The contest featured a 1:15 brawl between St. Louis' Cam Janssen and Dallas' Krystofer Barch in the opening period. ... The Blues have 37 fighting majors this season -- third in the NHL. ... The Blues have sold out all 21 of their home games. ... Dallas is 0-3-1 in its last four home games. .., Lehtonen had lost his last four games. ... The Blues had a seven-game winning streak earlier in the season from Oct. 22 to Nov. 7.
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