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Brett Ritchie’s OT goal gives Texas Stars 3-2 win in playoff opener

Saturday, 04.27.2013 / 12:25 PM / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Brett Ritchie\u2019s OT goal gives Texas Stars 3-2 win in playoff opener

Brett Ritchie’s goal 11:44 into overtime lifted the Texas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee Friday night.

Ritchie, Dallas’ second round pick (44th overall) in 2011, beat Milwaukee goaltender Magnus Hellberg with a wrist shot from the slot after taking a pass from Mike Hedden off the rush.

Kevin Connauton, who also assisted on the Ritchie goal, and Matt Fraser scored in regulation for Texas. Cristopher Nilstorp stopped 29 of 31 shots.

Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Saturday night in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee opened the scoring, cashing in on their first power play of the game. After Nilstorp made several sharp saves, Milwaukee’s Patrick Cehlin scored off a one-timer from the left circle at the 12:05 mark.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 33 21 7 5 97 89 47
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 31 21 8 2 94 72 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 VAN 30 18 10 2 89 86 38
6 SJS 32 17 11 4 90 82 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 32 15 11 6 84 78 36
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 29 16 12 1 84 75 33
11 DAL 29 11 13 5 85 103 27
12 COL 30 10 13 7 78 98 27
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 32 7 19 6 66 106 20

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 29 23 15 6 38
J. Benn 29 8 18 0 26
J. Spezza 29 6 18 -9 24
T. Daley 29 6 9 -15 15
A. Roussel 29 6 9 -4 15
A. Goligoski 29 1 12 0 13
C. Eakin 26 6 5 4 11
E. Cole 28 5 5 -5 10
R. Garbutt 23 5 5 -5 10
S. Horcoff 29 4 6 -1 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 11 7 5 .902 3.10
A. Lindback 0 5 0 .861 4.63
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