Stars-Maple Leafs Notes

Friday, 01.24.2014 / 1:06 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski

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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 2 1 1 -1 2
C. Sceviour 2 1 1 0 2
A. Chiasson 2 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 2 1 0 0 1
R. Garbutt 2 1 0 1 1
S. Horcoff 2 0 1 1 1
T. Daley 2 0 1 -1 1
A. Goligoski 2 0 1 1 1
J. Benn 2 0 1 1 1
A. Roussel 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 0 2 0 .870 3.56
 
 
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