Stars-Avalanche Notes

Saturday, 11.02.2013 / 1:13 AM
Mark Stepneski

With the Stars struggling to generate opportunities at times in Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado, coach Lindy Ruff went into full line juggling mode.

Ruff started moving things around in the first period. He had Ray Whitney on the top line with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Antoine Roussel took Whitney’s spot on the second line with Cody Eakin and Alex Chiasson.

“Trying to get a little bit of a spark, get some energy with some workers on some different lines,” said Ruff. “I thought the work we put in the last two periods was good.”

Later in the game, Rich Peverley moved up to the top line with Benn and Seguin and that line produced both Dallas goals in the game.

Quotable: Semyon Varlamov

“I think I am the luckiest guy in the world because I play in the NHL and I play for this team. I’ve got such good teammates, so I don’t think about what’s happening. Like I said before, no comments on that, so I think I felt very comfortable today and the team and I played a good game.”

-Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov, when asked if playing Friday helped him put aside his off-ice issues

Notes

*The Stars and Colorado both had 29 shots in the game.

*Tyler Seguin led the Stars with 5 shots on goal. Matt Duchene had 8 shots for the Avalanche.

*The Stars were 0-2 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars won 27 of 65 (42 percent) of faceoffs. Vernon Fiddler won 9 of 19 (47 percent). Cody Eakin won 8 of 21 (38 percent).

*Tyler Seguin scored his sixth goal of the season. He leads the Stars in both goals and points (14).

*Alex Goligoski scored his second goal of the season and the eighth by a Dallas defenseman this season. Goligoski has two goals in the last three games.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinErik Cole

Ray WhitneyCody EakinAlex Chiasson

Shawn HorcoffRich PeverleyValeri Nichushkin

Lane MacDermidVernon FiddlerAntoine Roussel

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas

Trevor DaleySergei Gonchar

Alex GoligoskiJordie Benn

Kari Lehtonen (starter)

Dan Ellis

Scratched: Kevin Connauton

Suspended: Ryan Garbutt

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