Stars-Ducks Notes

Monday, 10.21.2013 / 12:22 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski

Stars coach Lindy Ruff indicated he could make a change to the Stars defense for Sunday’s game, but in the end he kept things the same for the most part.

He skated Kevin Connauton, who has yet to play this season, in the pregame warm-ups, but then decided to go with the same six defensemen he has used all season.

He did juggle his defensive pairs during the game. He left the Brenden Dillon-Stephane Robidas pair intact, but he broke up his other two pairs. He played Trevor Daley with Alex Goligoski and he had Jordie Benn partnered with Sergei Gonchar.

Dillon (22:54) and Robidas (21:31) led the Stars in ice time for the game.

Garbutt knocks Penner out of game

Ducks forward Dustin Penner left the game in the second period after he was hit high by Stars forward Ryan Garbutt. Penner, who was down on the ice for a while, had to be helped to the dressing room and did not return.

"It was tough seeing him groggy getting up," said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. "You always worry about your players when they’re knocked out, or close to being knocked out, but he seems fine."

There was no penalty on the play. Garbutt was asked about the hit after the game, but had little to say.

“I haven’t seen the hit,” he said.

Notes

*The Stars were outshot 47-36 in the game.

*The Stars were 1-4 on the power play and gave up one shorthanded goal.

*The Stars were 3-5 on the penalty kill.

*Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Garbutt scored their first goals of the season for the Stars.

*Valeri Nichushkin picked up his first NHL point, assisting on Brenden Dillon’s first period goal.

*The Stars won 42 of 74 (57 percent) of faceoffs in the game. Cody Eakin won 13 of 20 (65 percent) of his draws.

*Stars center Tyler Seguin had his six game points streak snapped.

*Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski was a minus-three in the game and is now minus-ten on the season.

*Stars captain Jamie Benn dropped the gloves with Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin late in the game. Beauchemin had leveled Stars center Vernon Fiddler earlier in the period with a big hit.

*Antoine Roussel’s fight streak ended at two games, but he did pick up a double minor for roughing when he and Corey Perry went at it in the second period.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinRich Peverley
Ray Whitney
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Valeri Nichushkin
- Shawn HorcoffErik Cole
Antoine Roussel
Vernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski
Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn
Sergei Gonchar

Jack Campbell (starter)
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Lane MacDermid, Kevin Connauton

Injured: Kari Lehtonen (lower body)

Conditioning assignment: Aaron Rome

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

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

STATS

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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