Stars-Ducks Morning Skate

Tuesday, 11.26.2013 / 12:59 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Ducks Morning Skate

Stars coach Lindy Ruff said he’ d like to get Dan Ellis a start soon, but it doesn’t look like it will be tonight against the Anaheim Ducks.

Kari Lehtonen was the first goaltender off the ice at Tuesday morning’s skate, indicating he will make his 15th consecutive start when the Stars take on the Ducks at American Airlines Center. Jonas Hiller will be in net for the Ducks.

The Stars activated left wing Ray Whitney from injured reserve Tuesday morning. Whitney will return to the lineup tonight after missing the last five games with a groin injury. He is expected to play on a line with Cody Eakin and Alex Chiasson. Whitney also is expected to see time on the Stars power play.

“We know that Ray has always been a good power play guy,” Ruff said. “Before he was hurt he had a lot great opportunities, but he was a little snakebit like some of our guys. I believe if the zone time keeps going up and the amount of attempts to the net keeps going up, the puck will start going in.”

The Stars power play is 3-38 over the last 11 games overall and is 1-29 at home this season.

Quotable: Teemu Selanne on the Stars

“Obviously they refreshed their lineup and their management also. So they are just building their identity here. They’ve got some pretty good players here. It looks like they are committed to a big step forward. It’s always a good sign when the organization wants to win. They’re always a dangerous team.”

-Ducks forward Teemu Selanne on the changes with the Dallas Stars

Tuesday’s game
Who: Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars
Where: American Airlines Center
When 7 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Network
Radio: The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM

Stars projected lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Ray Whitney
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Erik Cole
Shawn HorcoffRich Peverley
Antoine Roussel
Vernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski
Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Ducks projected lineup

Dustin Penner – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Matt Beleskey – Mathieu Perrault – Teemu Selanne
Andrew Cogliano – Nick Bonino – Kyle Palmieri
Patrick Maroon – Daniel Winnik – Emerson Etem

Cam Fowler – Ben Lovejoy
Mark Fistric
– Sami Vatanen
Nolan Yonkman – Hampus Lindholm

Jonas Hiller (starter)
Frederik Andersen

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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 53 28 31 15 59
T. Seguin 53 28 28 10 56
J. Klingberg 53 8 35 14 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 53 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 53 10 13 1 23
A. Goligoski 53 3 20 17 23
M. Janmark 53 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 51 8 10 5 18
V. Nichushkin 50 6 12 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .907 2.82
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