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Friday, January 7, 2011
Stars-Rangers Notes

By Mark Stepneski

Game summary: NY Rangers 3, Dallas Stars 2 (SO)

The Dallas Stars lost 3-2 in a shootout to the New York Rangers Friday at American Airlines Center. The loss pushed the Stars winless streak at home to five games (0-3-2). Brian Sutherby and Mike Ribeiro scored goals. Kari Lehtonen stopped 29 shots in regulation and overtime and one of two in the shootout.

Notes

*Three of the Stars’ five losses during their home winless streak have been by one goal and two have come in a shootout.

*The Stars are now 4-4 in shootouts this season and 8-5 in games that have been settled beyond regulation.

*The Stars have allowed six power play goals in their last three home games and are 5-11 on the penalty kill during that stretch.

*The Stars were 1-4 on the power play Friday and are now 6-13 on the PP in their last four games overall.

*Stars center Mike Ribeiro has scored three goal – all on the power play – over the last two games.

*Loui Eriksson picked up an assist Friday and ran his points streak to six games (one goal, seven assists)

**The Stars are now 10-2-1 against Eastern Conference teams this season.

Stars lineup

Neal-Richards-Eriksson
Morrow-Ribeiro-Benn
Ott-Wandell-Burish (various configurations)
Barch-Sutherby-Segal

Grossman-Robidas
Woywitka-Daley
Fistric-Larsen

Lehtonen
Raycroft (backup)

Scratches: Langenbrunner
Injured:  Petersen (leg), Skrastins (head), Niskanen (hand)

Power play units

Morrow-Ribeiro-Eriksson-Richards-Larsen
Neal-Benn-Segal-Daley-Robidas
Neal-Ott-Benn-Richards-Daley

Penalty kill units

Burish-Ott-Grossman-Robidas
Burish-Benn-Fistric-Woywitka
Morrow-Grossman-Robidas
Burish-Sutherby-Grossman-Robidas