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Quick Recap: Stars 2, Red Wings 1

Tuesday, 01.22.2013 / 10:38 PM / News
By Mark Stepneski

Kari Lehtonen stopped 39 of 40 shots and Michael Ryder scored two goals as the Dallas Stars defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1, at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday night. Center Cody Eakin, bumped up to the second line, chipped in two assists for the Stars, who improved to 2-1-0 on the season. The Red Wings, who were playing their home opener, fell to 1-2-0.

Line juggling pays off

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan juggled his lines to open the game, moving Cody Eakin up the lineup to center the second line with Ray Whitney and Michael Ryder. It paid dividends early as Eakin and Ryder won a puck battle along the boards and Ryder scored the game’s first goal, beating Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot from the slot 5:41 into the game. It paid off again in the third as Ryder scored again with Whitney and Eakin picking up assists. Whitney sent a cross-ice pass to Ryder, who scored off a one-timer at the 5:41 mark to give the Stars a 2-0 lead.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 2 1 1 -1 2
C. Sceviour 2 1 1 0 2
A. Chiasson 2 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 2 1 0 0 1
R. Garbutt 2 1 0 1 1
S. Horcoff 2 0 1 1 1
T. Daley 2 0 1 -1 1
A. Goligoski 2 0 1 1 1
J. Benn 2 0 1 1 1
A. Roussel 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 0 2 0 .870 3.56
 
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