Kiviranta’s flashy goal, Oettinger help Stars beat Caps 2-0

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Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) is unable to stop a goal scored by Dallas Stars left wing Joel Kiviranta (25) as defenseman John Carlson (74) helps defend on the play in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

DALLAS (AP) — Joel Kiviranta scored a short-handed, unassisted goal, Jake Oettinger stopped 27 shots in his first shutout of the season and the Dallas Stars beat the Washington Capitals 2-0.

Jason Robertson redirected Nils Lundkvist’s hard shot from the high slot to open the scoring in the first period.

Stars got some breathing room

Kiviranta’s hustle play gave the Stars some breathing room midway through the third.

Stars beat Caps 2-0

It was the third goal for both Kiviranta and Robertson as the Stars bounced back from their first two regulation losses after starting 4-0-1.