Stars-Islanders Notes

October, 9, 2010
10/09/10
10:21
PM CT
Game summary: Dallas Stars 5, New York Islanders 4 (OT)

The Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in a shootout Saturday to improve to 2-0-0 on the season. It’s the first time the Stars have won the first two games of the season since 2006-07 and the first time the Stars have ever won two road games to open the season. Kari Lehtonen stopped 43 shots in regulation and overtime and all three shots he faced in the shootout. Mike Ribeiro scored the only goal of the shootout and had two assists in the game. Brenden Morrow had two goals and Jamie Benn and Stephane Robidas also scored. Brad Richards had two assists.

Notes
  • The Stars are 2-0-0 to open the season for the first time 2006-07
  • Kari Lehtonen now has a 22-8 career record in shootouts with a .763 save percentage (74 saves on 97 shots)
  • Brenden Morrow has 3 goals in the first two games of the season
  • Brad Richards has 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in the first two games
  • The Stars were outshot 47-22 in the game, including 23-5 in the third period.
  • The Stars won 23 of 54 faceoffs (54 percent)
  • The Stars were 1-7 on the power play
  • The Stars were 5-8 on the penalty kill
  • Mike Ribeiro, Brenden Morrow and Stephane Robidas were all plus-2 in the game
  • Steve Ott has taken five minor penalties in the first two games
Shootout summary

Nielsen (NYI): Backhand shot stopped by Lehtonen
Richards (DAL): DiPietro caught piece of snapshot, sending it wide
Parenteau (NYI): Hit the crossbar
Neal (DAL): Five-hole attempt stopped by DiPietro
Moulson (NYI): Forced wide by Lehtonen and never got off shot
Ribeiro (DAL): Faked and then slipped puck past DiPietro on forehand

Stars lineup

Neal-Richards-Eriksson
Morrow-Ribeiro-Burish
Wandell-Benn-Ott
Sutherby-Petersen-Barch
Barch-Benn-Ott
Sutherby-Wandell-Petersen

Grossman-Robidas
Fistric-Daley
Skrastins-Niskanen

Lehtonen
Raycroft (backup)

Scratches: Brunnstrom, Segal, Woywitka

Injured: None

Power play units

Morrow-Ribeiro-Eriksson
Richards-Niskanen

Neal-Benn-Ott
Richards-Daley/Robidas

Penalty kill units

Benn-Wandell-Robidas-Skrastins
Petersen-Eriksson-Grossman-Daley
Ribeiro-Morrow-Skrastins-Robidas
Ott-Petersen-Skrastins-Daley

Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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