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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 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 32 25 17 8 42
J. Benn 32 10 20 1 30
J. Spezza 32 6 19 -10 25
T. Daley 32 7 9 -12 16
A. Roussel 32 7 9 -3 16
A. Goligoski 32 1 14 2 15
C. Eakin 29 6 7 2 13
S. Horcoff 32 5 7 1 12
E. Cole 31 6 5 -5 11
R. Garbutt 24 5 5 -6 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 13 7 5 .904 2.99
A. Lindback 1 5 0 .864 4.29
 
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