Stars scored 3 goals in 1st period, beat Hurricanes 4-1

Dallas Stars' John Klingberg (3) and Jamie Oleksiak (2) battle Carolina Hurricanes' Ryan Dzingel (18) for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

By KEN TYSIAC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Roope Hintz had a goal and two assists and the surging Dallas Stars rode a three-goal first period to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Hintz posted a season-high three points and helped Dallas improve to 7-1-1 in its last nine games. The Stars are 6-0-2 in their last eight road games. Anton Khudobin stopped 40 shots for Dallas, which won despite being outshot 41-16. Sebastian Aho scored his 36th goal of the season for the Hurricanes, who are 3-3-1 in their last seven games.