Corey Perry scores twice, Joe Pavelski sets record as Stars stay alive against Lightning

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SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmons sits down with former NHL goalie and NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes to discuss the level of play during the Stanley Cup Finals= and whether or not the winner should have an asterisk in the record books.

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The Dallas Stars stayed alive in the Stanley Cup Final and made personal history in the process.

The Stars beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in double overtime in Game 5 on the second goal of the game by Corey Perry and now trail the best-of-seven series three games to two. 

Center Joe Pavelski had tied the game in the third period with a power-play goal, giving him 61 postseason goals for his career. That moved him past Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Mullen for first overall among U.S.-born players.

The Stars, who recorded their ninth come-from-behind victory in the playoffs, scored first on a Perry goal but then had to rally after the Lightning scored twice. Perry’s overtime goal at 9:23, like his first, was scored from close range.

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