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.

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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