Stars-Ducks Notes

Sunday, 10.20.2013 / 11:22 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Ducks Notes

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

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 6 4 6 5 10
J. Spezza 6 4 5 1 9
P. Eaves 6 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 6 3 1 0 4
C. Eakin 6 0 4 1 4
A. Goligoski 6 2 1 -4 3
J. Klingberg 6 1 2 -3 3
A. Hemsky 6 1 2 1 3
J. Demers 6 0 3 5 3
M. Janmark 5 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 3 1 0 .911 2.27
A. Niemi 1 1 1 .870 3.36
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