Player News - Stars

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Adam Cracknell might be lost to the Stars from 3-6 weeks due to a lower-body injury.

He had to be helped from the ice in Saturday night's 4-3 win over Tampa. Dallas coach Lindy Ruff suggested that the injury was rather serious. If for some you have Cracknell in your lineup, reserve and replace him immediately.
Feb 19 - 11:39 AM

Kari Lehtonen faced 37 shots in a 4-3 overtime win against the Lightning Saturday night.

This was Lehtonen’s second OT win of the season. The first came on December 23 against the Kings. The netminder was perfect in the third period, stopping 11 shots on goal to force the extra period. Overtime lasted 3:47 minutes and during this time the Bolts had four more shots. Lehtonen saved 33 of 37 shots for a percentage of .919, which improves his season mark of .902. This was his second win in his last six starts and 13th of the season.
Feb 18 - 11:41 PM

Antoine Roussel earned his first hat trick of the season as the Dallas Stars beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in overtime Saturday night.

Roussel accounted for all three of the Stars’ regulation goals. Trailing 2-0 almost 13 minutes in the first, he scored at the 12:50 and 18:50 minute marks to tie the contest. The Bolts held the Stars scoreless through the second and Roussel tied the game for a second time at 4:40 in the third, sending the game into overtime where Jamie Benn scored the game winner. This was not only Roussel’s first hat trick of the season, but also the first time he scored more than a single goal.
Feb 18 - 10:49 PM

Stephen Johns will remain out sick on Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Thus will be the youngster's second straight game out of the lineup. He'll return soon, so consider him day-to-day.
Feb 18 - 4:01 PM

Kari Lehtonen will face Tampa Bay on Saturday.

He's 3-5-2 over his last 10 games with 29 goals against and a .902 save percentage. However he's fared well against Eastern foes this season in 13 games, he's 3-6-2 with 28 goals against and a .913 SV%.
Feb 18 - 3:07 PM

Dallas has struggled against their own division this year.

The Stars have a 8-14-4 record against Central Division foes in 2016-17 following a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night. That puts them ahead of just the lowly Colorado Avalanche in the division.
Feb 17 - 9:46 AM

Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Lehtonen has taken over as the team's starting goalie ahead of Antti Niemi, but he hasn't been very good of late. Lehtonen has one win in his last six decisions and he's given up three goals or more in four of those games. He'll enter his next start with a 12-18-6 record to go along with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage.
Feb 17 - 12:32 AM

Cody Eakin scored Dallas' only goal in their 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Eakin's goal at the 5:19 mark of the third period cut Minnesota's lead to 2-1, but that's as close as Dallas could get to tying things up. Antoine Roussel and Patrick Eaves picked up the assist on Eakin's second goal of the year. Eakin has eight points and 41 penalty minutes in 37 games this season.
Feb 17 - 12:25 AM

Stephen Johns is too sick to play in Thursday's match against the Wild.

Considering the depth Dallas carries around on defense, this isn't a surprising decision by coach Lindy Ruff. Johns has eight points in 44 games with 90 blocks and 117 hits thus far. He's considered day-to-day.
Feb 16 - 7:44 PM

Lauri Korpikoski and Jiri Hudler will be scratched against the Wild on Thursday.

As a depth forward, Korpikoski has been excellent for the Stars thus far. Through 56 games he has posted seven goals and 19 points along with 28 blocks and 31 hits. Hudler meanwhile has seven points in 24 games to his credit.
Feb 16 - 6:45 PM

Stephen Johns is questionable for Thursday's match with the Wild due to illness.

Nothing is official just yet but it wouldn't be surprising to see Dallas, who carries extra defenders, sit the sick Johns. We'll keep you posted.
Feb 16 - 2:19 PM

Kari Lehtonen will face Minnesota on Thursday.

Over his last five games, Lehtonen has allowed four goals against in three of those games. In three games this season against the Wild, he's 0-2-1 with eight goals against and an .895 save percentage.
Feb 16 - 1:53 PM

Jamie Benn registered a goal and an assist in a 5-2 loss to Winnipeg on Tuesday night.

Benn has 19 goals and 53 points in 54 matches. He extended his point streak to four games and surpassed 500 career points, but Dallas' struggles have continued. The team has three wins in the last 10 games and they have slipped to 12th place in the Western Conference.
Feb 15 - 12:03 PM

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Two of Winnipeg's five goals were scored into an empty net. After trailing 2-0 in the second period, the Stars were able to tie the game, but they never pulled ahead. Niemi hasn't won a game since Jan. 17 and even then, he gave up six goals in that win. He has a 10-9-4 record with a 3.19 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this season.
Feb 14 - 11:50 PM

Tyler Seguin scored a goal and an assist in Dallas' 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Seguin set up Jamie Benn's goal in the second period and he added one of his own (on the power play) less than five minutes later. Seguin finished the game with two penalty minutes, four shots on goal and three hits in 19:00 of ice time. The Stars forward has 21 goals and 56 points in 58 games.
Feb 14 - 11:42 PM


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