Mantha helps Red Wings beat Stars 3-1

Detroit Red Wing Anthony Mantha
Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Petr Mrazek stopped 34 shots for the Red Wings, who are 3-0-1 in their last four games for their best stretch in more than a month.

Kari Lehtonen made 17 saves for the Stars. He was pulled for an extra skater with more than 2 minutes left, and the Red Wings took advantage when Steve Ott scored an empty-net goal to make it 3-1 with 1:03 remaining.

Dallas, playing the second of back-to-back games on the road, has dropped two straight and won just three of its last nine overall.