Dallas gets the win thanks to heroics from Tyler Seguin but an injury to Kari Lehtonen dampens the celebrations.

With five days off between games the big question facing the Dallas Stars heading into tonight's match against the Winnipeg Jets was whether the Stars would be rusty after so much time off or if that much rest would have the team anxious and ready to go.

It turned out the Stars were more than ready jumping out to a huge 3-0 lead in the first period that they managed to ride out into a final 4-1 decision.

Tyler Seguin had an excellent night factoring in on all of Dallas' goals with two tallies and two assists for the first four-point night of his career while Jamie Benn chipped in with a goal and two assists.

The bigger storyline as the game went on however was the loss of starting goaltender Kari Lehtonen late in the second period. Lehtonen stopped all 21 shots that he faced up until that point but mysteriously left the ice during a TV timeout and never returned.

Mark Stepneski is reporting that Lehtonen has a lower body injury. More to follow as soon as the details emerge.

Dan Ellis came to the rescue in relief of Lehtonen for his first appearance of the season stopping 22 out of 23 chances as the Jets made a strong push late firing 20 shots in the third period.

Alex Chiasson opened the scoring for the Stars because of course he did. Working down low on the powerplay Chiasson was left with enough room to crash the net and slide the puck under Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec. The magical start to his NHL career continues to keep rolling as the big rookie now has three goals in all three games this season and now nine goals in ten career games going back to last year.

It was also the first PP goal of the season for the Stars after only generating one shot on the man advantage in their first two games.

That first goal opened the floodgates for Dallas. Seguin made it 2-0 with his first goal as a Star taking a bouncing drop pass from Rich Peverley and firing a knucklepuck top shelf on Pavelec. Benn made it 3-0 with his first goal of the season out-muscling big Dustin Byfuglien in front of the net to bang the puck home.

Seguin was absolutely flying all game long and made it 4-0 at 5:10 in the second period taking the puck at the left faceoff circle thanks to a Jamie Benn pass and firing home a hard slapshot.