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Friday Practice Notes

Friday, 01.18.2013 / 3:50 PM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Friday Practice Notes

The Dallas Stars wrapped up six days of practices Friday morning, and now it is on to opening night against the Phoenix Coyotes at American Airlines Center on Saturday night.

The Stars trimmed their roster to 23 players Friday morning, sending goaltender Richard Bachman and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to the Texas Stars of the AHL.

That means Cristopher Nilstorp will start the season as the backup to Kari Lehtonen.

“It’s that same thought process we had before, (Nilstorp) has played 30 games,” Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. “If you look at Richard Bachman throughout this camp, he was fantastic. There’s no reading anything into it other than we felt that instead of throwing two goalies that haven’t played a game into the fire, it’s better to have one of them get a couple of games in. That’s what Bachs is going to do. He’s going to go down and get a couple of games in, and you’ll probably see Nilstorp get a start in one of these first three games. We feel he’s played well enough to earn a start.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
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11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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