Morning Skate: Seguin Good to Go vs. Blackhawks

Friday, 11.29.2013 / 12:27 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Morning Skate: Seguin Good to Go vs. Blackhawks

Stars center Tyler Seguin, who missed the last two practices with a muscle issue, skated this morning at American Airlines Center and will play tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.

“I am good to go,” Seguin said after the morning skate.

Seguin skated on his usual line with Jamie Benn on the left wing and Valeri Nichushkin on the right.

The rest of this morning’s lineup looked the same as Tuesday’s game against Anaheim. Kari Lehtonen was the first goaltender off the ice this morning, which means he is the likely starter for tonight, but we’ll know for sure at game time.

Tonight’s game is the second meeting between the Stars and Blackhawks. Chicago won, 5-2, at American Airlines Center on November 9.

“We need to eliminate some of the mental mistakes that gave them great opportunities. I think we can skate with them, but their finish was better than ours,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “If we can finish some of the opportunities we had the last game and build off that. We know they are going to get some opportunities, but we have to limit their opportunities.”

The Stars and Blackhawks play three times over the next 12 days.

Friday’s game
Who: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars
Where: American Airlines Center
When: 7:30 p.m.
TV: TXA-21
Radio: The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM

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

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Blackhawks lineup

Patrick Sharp – Jonathan Toews – Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad – Michael Handzus – Patrick Kane
Kris Versteeg – Brandon Pirri – Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig – Marcus Kruger – Ben Smith

Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson – Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy – Sheldon Brookbank

Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta

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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  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
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12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 6 4 6 5 10
J. Spezza 6 4 5 1 9
P. Eaves 6 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 6 3 1 0 4
C. Eakin 6 0 4 1 4
A. Goligoski 6 2 1 -4 3
J. Klingberg 6 1 2 -3 3
A. Hemsky 6 1 2 1 3
J. Demers 6 0 3 5 3
M. Janmark 5 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 3 1 0 .911 2.27
A. Niemi 1 1 1 .870 3.36
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