Stars lead Lightning 2-1 after 1st period in Game 4

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- - John Klingberg and Joe Pavelski scored and the Dallas Stars led the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 after the first period Friday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Dallas led despite being outshot 8-3. Anton Khudobin stopped the first seven shots he faced before Brayden Point scored with 32.6 seconds left before intermission.

Stars lead Lightning 2-1 after one in Cup Final Game 4

John Klingberg and Joe Pavelski scored and the Dallas Stars led the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 after the first period Friday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Dallas led despite being outshot 8-3. Anton Khudobin stopped the first seven shots he faced before Brayden Point scored with 32.6 seconds left before intermission.

Like in 2009, back-to-back could tilt this Stanley Cup Final

Dan Bylsma sees some parallels between this Stanley Cup Final that features games on back-to-back nights and the last time it happened in 2009 when he was the winning coach. While it was Games 1 and 2 for Bylsma's Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings, the scheduling could mark a turning point this year because the banged-up Lightning might need to close this out fast or the Stars could outlast them to win a long, grueling series. Penguins players told Bylsma leaving old Joe Louis Arena down 2-0, ''We're going to win.'' It was all about extending the series as long as possible because Detroit was the more tired team from playing three games in four days dating to their Western Conference clincher.