Stars-Hurricanes Notes

Friday, 02.28.2014 / 12:05 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Hurricanes Notes

Stars forward Antoine Roussel came into Thursday’s game ranked second in the NHL in penalty minutes with 138. He added 20 more in the game, including a five minute major for charging and a game misconduct after he ran into Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin in the third period.

It happened as Roussel drove the Carolina net with the puck.

“I tried to get to the net, get position on the D and get a move going. I didn’t have time to do it. He (Carolina defenseman John-Michael Liles) pushed me into the goalie. I knew something was wrong,” said Roussel.

Khudobin was shaken up on the play, but stayed in the game.

“I haven’t looked at the replay. It was a pretty severe collision. I know he got bumped,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “I think he had his head down at the time, you’ve got to make an effort –even when you are bumped – and I know he got knocked off balance, you’ve got to try your best not to make contact. He was coming in full speed and he was thinking score. I don’t know if he knew the guy was there that was going to bump him.”

Roussel also picked up a fighting major as well after Carolina’s Ron Hainsey went after him for the hit on Khudobin.

Notes

*The Stars are 7-1-2 over their last ten games and have outscored their opposition 31-13.

*The Stars scored two shorthanded goals in Thursday’s game, marking the first time since March 16, 2010 that Dallas has recorded two shorthanded tallies in a single game. Mike Ribeiro and Brenden Morrow scored the two goals in an 8-2 win over San Jose.

*The Stars were 0-7 on the power play and 5-5 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars outshot the Hurricanes 33-30.

*The Stars have scored seven shorthanded goals this season, third most in the NHL.

*Tyler Seguin led the Stars with six shots on goal.

*The Stars blocked 18 shots Thursday. Alex Goligoski led the Stars with five blocked shots. Trevor Daley had four.

*The Stars won 28 of 55 (51 percent) of faceoffs. Shawn Horcoff won five of six. Rich Peverley won five of eight. Jamie Benn won five of nine. Cody Eakin won six of 11. Seguin won one of eight.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik ColeCody EakinRich Peverley
Antoine RousselVernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt
Ray WhitneyShawn HorcoffAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Kevin ConnautonSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Aaron Rome

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 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 128 128 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 53 28 31 15 59
T. Seguin 53 28 28 10 56
J. Klingberg 53 8 35 14 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 53 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 53 10 13 1 23
A. Goligoski 53 3 20 17 23
M. Janmark 53 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 51 8 10 5 18
V. Nichushkin 50 6 12 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .907 2.82
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