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Stars-Maple Leafs Notes

Friday, 01.24.2014 / 1:06 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Maple Leafs Notes
Stars center Cody Eakin left Thursday\u2019s game early in the third period after taking a hit to the head from Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr.

Stars center Cody Eakin left Thursday’s game early in the third period after taking a hit to the head from Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr. Eakin did not return to the game, but Stars coach Lindy Ruff said early indications were that Eakin would be fine.

“I think he’s going to be okay,” Ruff said. “We’ll see tomorrow.”

Orr’s shoulder appeared to catch Eakin in the head. Orr was not penalized for the hit, but he was given a ten-minute misconduct during a scrum that came after the play.

“I watched the hit and I feel from the angle I saw that primary contact was to the head,” Ruff said. “I don’t think he got his elbow up but I think his shoulder went right into Eakin’s head. It’s the type of play we’re trying to remove from the game.”

Quotable: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on what he says on the bench during a game like this

“Well, there’s a lot of things I say under my breath, but it’s not really something that you’d want to print or hear for the public to hear it. It gets past a point of mad and frustration. It just gets to a point of disappointment and what the heck is going on? Those are the things that bring you back to earth in a hurry. This is the thud.”

Notes

*The seven goals scored Thursday matched the Stars’ season-high. They also scored seven at Calgary on Nov. 14.

*The Stars have scored on the power play in six straight games and are 7-21 (33.3 percent) during that stretch.

*The Stars are 11-11 on the penalty kill over the last four games.

*The Stars outshot Toronto 28-25. Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley led the Stars with four shots each.

*The Stars won 34 of 59 (58 percent) of faceoffs. Jamie Benn won 6 of 7. Rich Peverley won 6 of 8. Tyler Seguin won 6 of 10. Vernon Fiddler won 10 of 18.

*Jamie Benn’s goal on Thursday was the 100th of his NHL career.

*Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen won his 200th career game.

*Stars forward Erik Cole played in his 800th NHL game Thursday.

*Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon played in his 100th NHL game.

*Stars forward Ryan Garbutt played in his 100th NHL Game.

*In Thursday’s game, the Stars scored a power play goal, a shorthanded goal, a goal at four-on-four and a goal at even strength. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time Dallas scored goals in each of these situations in a single game was Feb. 2, 1998 in a 5-1 win at Toronto.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Erik ColeVernon FiddlerRay Whitney
Rich PeverleyShawn HorcoffAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Brenden DillonJordie Benn
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Dustin Jeffrey

Injured: Stephane Robidas (leg)

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 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 46 28 24 1 52
J. Benn 46 13 27 -3 40
J. Spezza 46 8 26 -4 34
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 46 1 22 6 23
A. Roussel 46 11 11 -2 22
T. Daley 43 11 10 -9 21
C. Eakin 43 9 12 6 21
A. Hemsky 43 7 11 -5 18
J. Klingberg 32 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 19 10 7 .904 2.98
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
 
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