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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Stars-Flames Notes

By Mark Stepneski

Game summary: Calgary 3, Dallas (SO)

The Dallas Stars fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Calgary Flames on Thursday night at American Airlines Center. Alex Tanguay scored with 1:21 left in regulation to tie the game for the Flames and then scored the only goal of the shootout. Mike Ribeiro and Brenden Morrow scored for the Stars. Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves. The Stars, who have picked up points in 14 of their last 16 games (11-2-3) moved into a tie with Detroit for first place in the Western Conference.

Notes

* The Stars have points in 13 straight home games (10-0-3).

*The Stars are 14-2-4 in games decided by one goal this season.

*The Stars are 8-4 in games decided beyond regulation. They are 4-3 in games settled in shootouts and 4-1 in games decided in overtime.

*The Stars had 16 shots in the game. It’s the second straight game they’ve been held under 20 shots and the third time in the last five games.

*The Stars were 1-3 on the power play in the game. They have now scored on the PP in seven straight games and are 8-29 (27.6%) during that stretch.

*Brenden Morrow’s goal was his fourth in the last five games.

*Loui Eriksson had an assist in the game and ran his points streak to five games (3 goals, 6 assists).

*Brad Richards picked up an assist in the game, running his points streak to five games (4 goals, 2 assists).

Stars lineup

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

Grossman-Robidas
Woywitka-Daley
Fistric-Niskanen

Lehtonen
Raycroft (backup)

Scratches: Sutherby
Injured: Skrastins (quad contusion)

Power play units

Morrow-Ribeiro-Eriksson-Richards-Robidas
Neal-Ott-Benn-Richards-Niskanen

Penalty kill units

Burish-Petersen-Grossman-Daley
Morrow-Ribeiro-Fistric-Daley
Ott-Eriksson-Fistric-Niskanen
Richards-Neal-Fistric-Robidas
Burish-Petersen-Daley-Robidas