Stars-Blackhawks Notes

Tuesday, 12.3.2013 / 11:55 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Blackhawks Notes

Stars forward Ryan Garbutt did not play in the third period of Tuesday’s 4-3 win in Chicago with what could be classified as a lower body injury.

Garbutt was hit in the foot/lower leg area by a shot off the stick of Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook in the first period, missed a few shifts, came back and played and then sat out the third period.

"He's going to get re-evaluated,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “First indication is he should be OK. I'm hoping that first indication is right."

Eventful night for Roussel

Stars forward Antoine Roussel had an eventful game. He dropped the gloves with Chicago’s Andrew Shaw for a spirited fight in the first period.

“I wish that fight could have gone for a minute and we would have known who was the toughest,” said Roussel. “Maybe next game.”

He took an elbowing penalty that led to Chicago’s first goal and jump started the Blackhawks comeback in the game. He got decked on a big hit by Chicago defenseman Michal Rozsival at one point in the game and then returned the favor, nailing Rozsival later. And, of course, he had the play of the night, scoring on a penalty shot.

“It was an emotional game,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “For him, he got in a fight, he took a penalty you don’t want him to take and then he came back and scored on the penalty shot to give us the win.”

Notes

*The 50 shots against were a season-high for the Stars.

*Lehtonen’s 47 saves were two shy of his career-high of 49, which he set while with Atlanta (vs. Washington, March 2009).

*The 18 shots on goal were a season-low for the Stars.

*Antoine Roussel’s penalty shot was the Stars’ fourth this season. The Stars are 2-4 on penalty shots. Roussel scored on Tuesday. Vernon Fiddler scored against Boston Nov. 5. Valeri Nichushkin missed against Edmonton on Nov. 13. Alex Chiasson hit the post on his attempt against Chicago November 29.

*The Stars were 1-2 on the power play and 4-5 on the penalty kill.

*Dallas won 35 of 72 (49 percent) of faceoffs in the game. Rich Peverley won 9 of 11. Shawn Horcoff won 6 of 11. Cody Eakin won 11 of 22. Vernon Fiddler won 6 of 15.

*Erik Cole led the Stars with 3 shots on goal.

*Lehtonen played in his 400th NHL game.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennCody EakinAlex Chiasson
Antoine Roussel
Vernon Fiddler- Ryan Garbutt
Ray Whitney
Dustin JeffreyRich Peverley
Erik Cole
Shawn HorcoffValeri Nichushkin

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Brenden Dillon
Jordie Benn
Kevin Connauton
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Injured: Tyler Seguin (concussion-like symptoms), Stephane Robidas (leg), Aaron Rome (muscle issue)

Scratched: Jamie Oleksiak, Travis Morin

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 - 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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