Ottawa 1 0 0—1
Dallas 0 1 2—3
First Period—1, Ottawa, E.Karlsson 19 (Greening), 3:27. Penalties—Neil, Ott, major (fighting), 5:44Rome, Dal, major (fighting), 5:44Spezza, Ott (tripping), 14:41Jo.Benn, Dal (hooking), 16:41.
Second Period—2, Dallas, Eakin 14 (Nichushkin, Jo.Benn), 15:07. Penalties—Ceci, Ott (slashing), 1:52Turris, Ott (hooking), 5:56Ryan, Ott (tripping), 10:55MacArthur, Ott (roughing), 13:53Dillon, Dal (roughing), 13:53.
Third Period—3, Dallas, Daley 6 (Whitney, Sceviour), 4:52. 4, Dallas, Ja.Benn 30 (Seguin, Jo.Benn), 6:58. Penalties—Daley, Dal (holding), 2:23Turris, Ott (slashing), 2:47Dillon, Dal (holding), 11:51MacArthur, Ott (hooking), 12:32Eakin, Dal (interference), 12:32Neil, Ott, minor-major (interference, fighting), 14:12Dillon, Dal (high-sticking), 14:12Garbutt, Dal, minor-major (diving, fighting), 14:12Michalek, Ott (roughing), 14:45Fiddler, Dal (roughing), 14:45Dillon, Dal (cross-checking), 20:00.
Shots on Goal—Ottawa 7-12-8—27. Dallas 17-14-13—44.
Power-play opportunities—Ottawa 0 of 4Dallas 0 of 5.

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Goalies—Ottawa, Lehner 7-15-5 (44 shots-41 saves). Dallas, Lehtonen 26-17-10 (27-26).
A—16,714 (18,532). T—2:43.
Referees—Brad Meier, Chris Rooney. Linesmen—Don Henderson, Jay Sharrers.