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Stars shut down Blues, 4-1

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 10:31 PM / News
By Mark Stepneski

It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective and it added up to two points for the Dallas Stars Sunday afternoon. The Stars fell behind early, but scored four unanswered goals to defeat the St. Louis Blues, 4-1, at American Airlines Center.

“I thought there were some good things,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “We got pucks to the net and we didn’t take penalties. We were the Boy Scouts of America today. It wasn’t a pretty hockey game to watch, but at the end of the day if you play enough of those the right way you’re going to get results. We got them tonight.”

The Stars limited the Blues, who have the league’s top power play, to just one chance with the man-advantage. They held the Blues to 26 shots on goals and goaltender Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 of those. And the Stars capitalized on St. Louis mistakes to turn the game around late in the first period.

“We didn’t start off the way we wanted to but we battled back and got some good turnovers,”

said center Derek Roy, who had a goal and two assists in the game. “We worked hard, threw pucks to the net, got some good bounces and made some good plays.”

The Stars fell behind 1-0 early in the game after Jamie Benn turned over the puck in the Dallas end and David Perron scored from close range at the 4:20 mark of the first period.

On the ensuing faceoff, Stars forward Antoine Roussel dropped the gloves with Blues forward Chris Stewart.

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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 4 3 1 1 4
S. Horcoff 4 0 4 4 4
C. Sceviour 4 1 2 3 3
C. Eakin 4 1 2 0 3
A. Roussel 4 0 3 2 3
R. Garbutt 4 2 0 2 2
V. Fiddler 4 1 1 0 2
A. Goligoski 4 1 1 4 2
A. Chiasson 4 1 1 -4 2
T. Seguin 4 1 1 3 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 2 2 0 .921 2.28
 
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