DALLAS (AP) - Being the subject of trade rumors has not slowed down Martin St. Louis.
The Lightning had lost five of their previous seven games, including a 3-2 loss to Nashville Thursday.
“Clearly we were under siege for the second half of that second period, but I thought our goalie stood tall. Guys committed to blocking shots and kept pucks out.”
“That kid comes to play, and that’s what you want in a player,” Cooper said. “And all this speculation of him being moved or asking for a trade, that doesn’t come into one spot of our locker room of trying to win a hockey game.
“We needed four goals to win tonight, and he had two of them. You need that from one of your go-to guys.”
Goalie Ben Bishop cooled off Dallas by making 39 saves for his 29th win.
Antoine Roussel and Vernon Fiddler each had a goal and an assist for Dallas.
“He’s a big man,” Fiddler said of the 6-foot-7 Bishop. “He covers a lot of the net. He made some big saves.”
The four goals allowed by Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen were his most in 12 games, since a 4-3 loss to Colorado Jan. 27. He made 17 saves.
The Stars, who had been 7-1-2 in their previous 10 games, remained eighth in the Western Conference.