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Friday update: Alex Goligoski back in tonight

Friday, 02.8.2013 / 1:48 PM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Friday update: Alex Goligoski back in tonight

Defenseman Alex Goligoski, a healthy scratch in Wednesday’s game against Edmonton, will be back in the lineup tonight when the Dallas Stars take on the Anaheim Ducks at American Airlines Center.

“We’re just looking for him to regain some of the pep in his step and the pep in his game,” Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said when asked about his expectations for Goligoski. “We want him to help us on the power play. We want him to take charge out there, which he is capable of doing.”

Goligoski said Wednesday’s healthy scratch was the first for him since his rookie year in Pittsburgh.

“Initially it was a slap, then you cool down a little bit and realize some things and take positives out of it,” said Goligoski. “There’s definitely another level of my game that I really haven’t gotten to yet. I’ve just got to keep working out there, find it and just go play.”

Goligoski will be paired with Jamie Oleksiak tonight. Philip Larsen, who played Wednesday in Edmonton, will be scratched for the fourth time in the last five games.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said he will go with the same group of forwards as the last game, meaning Tom Wandell and Ryan Garbutt will sit out. It will be the fifth straight scratch for Wandell and the third for Garbutt.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal for the Stars tonight.

Here’s the projected Dallas lineup.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 77 28 46 -6 74
T. Seguin 67 35 35 -4 70
J. Spezza 77 17 42 -3 59
J. Klingberg 60 11 27 3 38
C. Eakin 73 17 19 -5 36
T. Daley 63 16 20 -10 36
A. Goligoski 77 4 31 -2 35
A. Hemsky 71 11 21 -5 32
S. Horcoff 73 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 75 12 15 -5 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 16 10 .906 2.88
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.25
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