Stars-Ducks Notes

Tuesday, 11.26.2013 / 11:38 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Ducks Notes

Stars coach Lindy Ruff said he wanted to get Dan Ellis a start soon, and that start came Tuesday night against the Ducks. Ellis said he found out he was in goal just prior to the game.

“I found out shortly before the game, last minute decision that caused a change,” Ellis said. “That’s just one of those things you’ve got to be ready, I guess, every day.”

Asked about the decision to go with Ellis on Tuesday night, Ruff kept the explanation short.

“I just decided he needed to play. That’s it,” Ruff said.

It worked out well for Ellis and the Stars. Ellis stopped 28 of 31 shots in the Stars’ 6-3 victory over the Ducks. It was Ellis’ first start since October 19.

“It was good,” Ellis said. “I hadn’t had a start in a little while, so to get in there and have a chance to contribute, help us win after a couple of losses and play against my old team for the first time, there were a lot of good things there. It takes a little while to get your flow and your rhythm when you’ve been out a while, you’re just battling. We battled and the guys contributed enough on the scoreboard that we got the win.”

Notes

*The Dallas Stars scored five goals in the third period Tuesday night, marking the first time since Feb. 6, 2009 vs. the New York Rangers (six goals in the third period) that the club scored five or more goals in a single period.

*The Stars scored three goals in a span of 53-seconds in game. That is the fastest three goals scored in that span for the team since Oct. 14, 1995 when Dallas scored three times in 44-seconds against Boston.

*Ryan Garbutt registered a career-high three points (one goal, two assists) in Tuesday’s game.

*Antoine Roussel scored a career-high two goals in the game.

*The Stars improved to 4-3-2 at home.

*The Stars improved to 2-6-1 against teams that currently qualify for the playoffs in the Western Conference.

*The Stars outshot the Ducks 33-31. Brenden Dillon, Jamie Benn and Alex Goligoski led the Stars with four shots each.

The Stars won 41 of 67 (61 percent) of faceoffs. Vernon Fiddler won 12 of 17. Cody Eakin won 9 of 14. Jamie Benn won 8 of 11.

*The Stars were 0-3 on the power play and 1-2 on the penalty kill.

*Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar played in his 1,200th NHL game Tuesday.

Stars 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

Dan Ellis (starter)
Kari Lehtonen

Injured: None

Scratched: Dustin Jeffrey; Kevin Connauton; 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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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 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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