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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.

Lehtonen stellar

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 22 17 11 6 28
J. Benn 22 8 12 4 20
J. Spezza 22 4 15 -6 19
A. Roussel 22 5 7 -3 12
T. Daley 22 5 6 -10 11
C. Eakin 19 4 5 2 9
A. Goligoski 22 0 9 2 9
J. Klingberg 8 3 5 6 8
R. Garbutt 19 3 5 -5 8
E. Cole 21 4 3 -3 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 9 5 4 .908 2.93
A. Lindback 0 4 0 .845 4.52
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