Stars-Oilers Notes

Thursday, 11.14.2013 / 9:07 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski

Stars forward Shawn Horcoff’s return to Edmonton is now behind him. During the first TV timeout of the game the Oilers played a video tribute to Horcoff, who played 12 seasons for the Oilers and was the team’s captain from 2010 to 2013.

“The tribute was real nice,” Horcoff said. “The respect from the fans was great. I am just glad it is all over and that we got the win.”

Horcoff got a nice ovation from the Edmonton crowd.

“I didn’t know what was going to happen. You never know here,” Horcoff said. “I’ve heard them boo a lot of quality players. I actually expected more boos than that, it was a nice show of respect and I really appreciate that.”

Morin watch

Center Travis Morin, called up from the AHL due to the injury to Ray Whitney, was in the lineup for the Stars Wednesday night. He centered a line with Antoine Roussel and Ryan Garbutt. Morin played 6:01, had no points, no shots on goal, was a plus-one and won two of four faceoffs in the game.

Notes

*Wednesday’s shutout was the first of the season for Kari Lehtonen and the 23rd of his career.

*Lehtonen is now 8-3-2 on the season with a 2.01 goals against average and .932 save percentage. He ranks fifth in the NHL in goals against average and ninth in save percentage.

*Rich Peverley has scored the last three game-winning goals for the Stars, including Wednesday’s winner against Edmonton, the overtime winner against Detroit last Thursday and the shootout-deciding goal against Boston last Tuesday.

*Tyler Seguin’s goal was his team-leading eighth of the season.

*The Stars outshot the Oilers 26-22.

*Seguin led the Stars with 6 shots on goal. Peverley had 5 shots.

*The Stars won 32 of 59 (54 percent) of faceoffs. Vernon Fiddler won 10 of 13. Jamie Benn won 8 of 11.

*The Stars were 5-5 on the penalty kill and are now 25-28 (89.3 percent) on the PK over the last ten games.

*The Stars were 0-6 on the power play and are now 3-47 (6.4 percent) over the last 13 games.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik Cole
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Shawn Horcoff
Vernon FiddlerRich Peverley
Antoine Roussel
Travis MorinRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski
Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Injured: Ray Whitney (lower body)

Scratched: Lane MacDermid, 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 4 3 1 1 4
S. Horcoff 4 0 4 4 4
C. Sceviour 4 1 2 3 3
C. Eakin 4 1 2 0 3
A. Roussel 4 0 3 2 3
R. Garbutt 4 2 0 2 2
V. Fiddler 4 1 1 0 2
A. Goligoski 4 1 1 4 2
A. Chiasson 4 1 1 -4 2
T. Seguin 4 1 1 3 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 2 2 0 .921 2.28
 
 
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