The Coyotes sealed their fate by committing six penalties in the first two periods. That forced them to play in catch-up mode for most of the night. Phoenix also got some bad bounces on Dallas goals that caromed in off Coyotes.
Brenden Morrow added his 200th career goal, Jamie Benn also struck on the power play, and Mike Ribeiro had three assists for Dallas, which set a season-high for goals scored in one game.
Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 shots as the Stars won their third in a row after dropping the first three of a season-high six-game homestand.
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Eriksson's power-play deflection off Ribeiro's pass at 15:44 was the only goal of the first period.
Brad Richards made the score 2-0 at 3:22 of the second period, converting James Neal's cross-ice setup from low in the left circle, and Richards' second of the game at 5:21 of the second period extended Dallas' lead (see KEY MOMENT below).
At that point, Coyotes head Coach Dave Tippett replaced starting goalie Ilya Bryzgalov with Jason LeBarbera. The move likely means the Bryzgalov will start Phoenix's game vs. Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Phoenix cut the deficit to 3-1 at 13:34 of the second on a goal that was credited to Lepisto. TV replays showed the puck go in the goal off the skate of Dallas defenseman Mark Fistric.
Power-play goals by Benn and Eriksson during a 1:09 span of the second period gave Dallas (8-4-0) a four-goal edge.
Coyotes defenseman Adrian Auocin was originally credited with Korpikoski's goal at 16:58 of the third period, but the tally was quickly recredited.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com contributed to this recap.
Leading 2-0 and on a power play, Stars center Brad Richards took a shot from the right point that deflected off Coyotes defenseman Sami Lepisto and past starting goalie Ilya Bryzgalov at 5:21 of the second period.
Sensing the need for a spark, Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett then pulled Bryzgalov in favor of backup Jason LaBarbera. He, too, gave up three goals.
This goal was originally credited to Stars captain Brenden Morrow but was changed to Richards before the third period started.
• The Coyotes flew back to Phoenix immediately after this game. Phoenix's next game is on Saturday vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 6 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona Plus. The game can be heard on XTRA Sports 910.
"It's disappointing. We got behind early and they got some breaks on some pucks that bounced off our guys and into the net, and we couldn't create the breaks ourselves."
"We need the power play to work. We got a little frustrated, but we were able to get the power play working and that's why we won the game."
"Our power play stuck with it. We had people around the net and when you do that, the rebounds fall to you. We did a good job of capitalizing."