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Stars-Blues Notes

Saturday, 04.12.2014 / 1:32 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Blues Notes
Stars defenseman Trevor Daley has 20 stitches in his swollen cheek after getting hit in the face with a puck in Wednesday\u2019s game against St. Louis. That made smiling hard, but Daley was beaming after the Stars clinched a playoff spot with Friday\u2019s 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Stars defenseman Trevor Daley has 20 stitches in his swollen cheek after getting hit in the face with a puck in Wednesday’s game against Columbus. That made smiling hard, but Daley was beaming after the Stars clinched a playoff spot with Friday’s 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues.

“I’m having trouble smiling and I just can’t stop smiling right now,” Daley said. “We’ve got a fun group in here. We’ve got a special group in here. We’ve got a mix of old, young. And I think everybody got a chance to step up and play tonight and be a big part of this. So it was good.”

Daley is the only player left from the last Stars team to make the playoffs, which was the 2007-08 squad.

Goaltender Kari Lehtonen hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2007, when he was an Atlanta Thrasher. This will be his first trip with the Dallas Stars.

“I am getting older and it is nice to get there,” Lehtonen said. “It’s just exciting and I don’t know how else to put it right row.”

And this will be the first trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs for Stars captain Jamie Benn.

“It means a lot, every kid dreams of playing in the playoffs and trying to win the Stanley Cup,” Benn said. “I believe we have a great group this year that can do some damage. We earned it tonight and we’ll finish that game in Phoenix and move on to Game One.”

Dillon day to day with lower body injury

Stars defensemen Brenden Dillon left Friday’s game early in the second period with a lower body injury and did not return. Stars coach Lindy Ruff did not have much of an update after the game.

“Right now he is day to day with a lower body injury,” Ruff said.

Notes

*With Friday’s 3-0 win over St. Louis, the Stars clinched the second wild card spot in the Western Conference Playoffs.

*The Stars are in the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08.

*The Stars outshot the Ducks 40-22. Tyler Seguin led the Stars with 11 shots on goal. Jamie Benn had six shots on goal.

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

*Kari Lehtonen stopped 22 shots for his fifth shutout of the season and 27th of his career.

*Trevor Daley led the Stars with 28:31 of ice time in the game.

*The Stars were 3-1-1 against the Blues this season.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Shawn HorcoffVernon FiddlerColton Sceviour
Erik ColeDustin JeffreyAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Patrik Nemeth
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Tim Thomas

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Aaron Rome

Injured: Ray Whitney (lower body), Rich Peverley (irregular heartbeat)

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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 33 22 9 2 102 67 46
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
7 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 32 11 13 8 83 100 30
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 31 23 16 7 39
J. Benn 31 9 19 1 28
J. Spezza 31 6 18 -9 24
T. Daley 31 7 9 -13 16
A. Roussel 31 7 9 -3 16
C. Eakin 28 6 7 5 13
A. Goligoski 31 1 12 2 13
S. Horcoff 31 4 7 0 11
E. Cole 30 5 5 -5 10
R. Garbutt 23 5 5 -5 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 13 7 5 .907 2.89
A. Lindback 0 5 0 .861 4.63
 
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