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Stars-Ducks Notes

Monday, 10.21.2013 / 12:22 AM / 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\u2019s game, but in the end he kept things the same for the most part.

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 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 63 23 37 -3 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 63 15 37 -5 52
E. Cole 57 18 15 4 33
T. Daley 60 16 17 -10 33
J. Klingberg 49 10 23 1 33
C. Eakin 60 14 14 -2 28
A. Hemsky 57 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 63 2 24 1 26
A. Roussel 61 12 11 -11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 10 .905 2.97
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
 
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