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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 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 56 29 34 18 63
T. Seguin 56 30 32 13 62
J. Klingberg 56 10 37 13 47
P. Sharp 56 16 25 -2 41
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
A. Goligoski 56 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 56 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 56 11 10 13 21
A. Hemsky 49 6 14 0 20
J. Demers 49 7 12 16 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 16 5 0 .910 2.80
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