Dallas Stars: Tim Jackman

The Dallas Stars ran their points streak to seven games (6-0-1) with a 3-2 shootout win in Calgary Sunday. The two points moved the Stars into seventh place in the Western Conference and tied them in points with the Phoenix Coyotes, who still hold the Pacific Division lead based on having played one fewer game.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 36 shots and was 2-2 in the shootout. Loui Eriksson and one goal, one assist and scored in the shootout. Michael Ryder also scored for the Stars and Jamie Benn tallied in the shootout.

With the point, the Flames pulled to within three points of eighth-seeded San Jose, but the Sharks have two games in hand.

First period

The Flames outshot the Stars 13-9 in the period. Both goaltenders had big saves. Kari Lehtonen had a series of stops during a scramble in front of this net. Miikka Kiprusoff made a nice save on a point blank chance by Mike Ribeiro.

Calgary had the only two power plays of the periods, had three shots but couldn’t cash in.

Stars forward Steve Ott and Calgary’s Curtis Glencross dropped the gloves in the period.

Second period

The Flames opened the scoring at 7:18 of the second period. David Moss centered the puck from behind the goal line and Curtis Glencross slipped it past Kari Lehtonen to give Calgary a 1-0 lead.

Calgary went on its third power play of the game at the 13:19 mark, but the Stars struck shorthanded to tie the game. Loui Eriksson made a slick move to slip by Flames forward Alex Tanguay and then beat Miikka Kiprusoff with a backhand shot to tie the game 1-1 at 14:59 of the second.

Just moments after Lehtonen stopped Tim Jackman on a breakaway to keep it a tie game, the Stars went on their first power play of the evening and cashed in to take a 2-1 lead. Mike Ribeiro carried the puck into the Calgary zone, dished it off to Eriksson and he sent it to the front of the net, where Michael Ryder scored off the rebound of his own shot with 1:34 left in the period.

Third period

The Stars went on their second power play five minutes into the third, but couldn’t take advantage and extend their lead.

Just after killing off the power play, the Flames tied the game at 2-2. After a Stars turnover in their own end, Tanguay put a shot on net and Mike Cammalleri slipped the rebound to Jarome Iginla, who put the puck into the open side of the net at the 8:00 minute mark of the period.

Both goalies came up with big saves to keep it tied and send it into overtime. Lehtonen stopped Olli Jokinen’s point blank bid and Kiprusoff made a nice pad stop on Alex Goligoski blast from the slot late in the game.


The Stars went on a power play 2:11 into overtime when Cammalleri hooked Ryder as he tried to put a rebound into the open side of the net. The Stars had some good chances, but Kiprusoff made a glove save on a blast from Sheldon Souray and then stopped a shot by Ryder from the left circle just as the power play was expiring.

In the shootout, Jamie Benn and Eriksson scored for the Stars. Lehtonen stopped Jokinen and Tanguay.

Stars lineup



Lehtonen (starter)

Scratched: Pardy
Injured: Petersen (personal), Dowell (finger), Morrow (neck/back)

Flames top Stars 4-3 in shootout

March, 9, 2011
The Dallas Stars ran their points streak to seven games (5-0-2), but they did it with one point not two. The Stars lost 4-3 to the Calgary Flames in a shootout at American Airlines Center Wednesday. Jamie Benn, Mike Ribeiro and Tomas Vincour scored for Dallas. Kari Lehtonen had 31 saves and stopped one of three in the shootout.


“It’s a positive point given that we came back from a three-goal deficit. It’s not very often that you do that. We had a glorious opportunity to win it in overtime and lost in a shootout. Can’t be disappointed about it. Sure, we would have liked to have had two points but it was a good, hard comeback by our guys. They dug deep, as they have all year and at this point of the season it’s get every point that you can get.” – Stars coach Marc Crawford

“We had a slow start and were down 3-0. Kari made a great save there and that’s what got us going. It was a good thing we didn’t quit. We kept battling through it and at least we got one point tonight.” – Stars forward Tomas Vincour, who scored his first NHL goal Wednesday night


*The Stars moved to sixth place in the Western Conference with the point they picked up Wednesday night.

*Jamie Benn scored a goal, running his goal streak to a career-high five games.

*Tomas Vincour scored his first NHL goal and registered his first NHL point in the game.

*Jeff Woywitka had two assists in the game, registering the first multi-point game of his NHL career.

*The Stars were 1-1 on the penalty kill and are 14-16 (87.5%) on the penalty kill over the last six games.

*Over the last three games the Stars have outscored their opponents 8-3 in third periods and overtimes.

*Brad Richards played 22:39 in his return after missing the last ten games with injury.

*The Stars are now 5-5 in shootouts this season.

First period

The Flames scored two goals 1:02 apart to take a 2-0 lead in the game. The first one came at the 10:26 mark. After Alex Goligoski fell as the Flames attacked on the rush, the Stars were scrambling in their own zone and Rene Bourque scored off a shot from the left circle.

Tom Kostopoulos struck at the 11:28 mark, knocking home the rebound of a Tim Jackman shot to gvei the Flames a two-goal lead.

The Flames made it 3-0 game when Flames defenseman Anton Babchuk made a nice keep at the Dallas blue and then scored off a blast from the right point at the 13:41 mark.

The Stars got a power play with 4:55 left in the period and immediately gave up shorthanded breakaway, but goaltender Kari Lehtonen stopped Alex Tanguay’s bid.

The Stars then went on a 27 second five-on-three, couldn’t take advantage but did score on the five-on-four. Steve Ott set up Jamie Benn, who scored from the bottom of the right circle with 1:32 left in the first to make it a 3-1 game.

Second period

The Stars outshot the Flames 15-4 in the second period and scored the only goal of the period to make it a 3-2 game after 40 minutes.

The Stars’ goal came at the 5:12 mark of the second. With Brenden Morrow driving the net with Dallas on the rush, Mike Ribeiro scored off a wrist shot from the slot.

The Stars kept up the pressure and had some good chances, but it remained a 3-2 game. Kari Lehtonen kept the Stars within a goal with a nice save on Olli Jokinen, who broke in on net and got off a backhand shot from close range.

Third period

The Stars tied the game at the 5:39 mark when Toby Petersen hustled to negate an icing call on Dallas and then Tomas Vincour skated out of the corner with the puck and scored off a shot from the bottom of the left circle for the first goal of his NHL career to make it a 3-3 game.

The Stars had a couple of good chances to the take the lead with just under 12 minutes left in the game, but Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff made a nice stop on Loui Eriksson and then a great blocker save on Tom Wandell’s rebound bid.

Calgary had 20 shots in the final period, but could get nothing through Lehtonen.

The Stars got a power play with 2:28 remaining, but couldn’t cash in. Kiprusoff made a great save on a prime chance for Eriksson.


Both teams had good chances in the overtime. Lehtonen made a couple of nice stops on Niklas Hagman. The Stars had a three-on-one, but Alex Goligoski didn’t get everything on the shot and Kiprusoff was able to make the save.

Benn, Dallas: wrist shot, save Kiprusoff, tied 0-0
Tanguay, Calgary: wrist shot, goal, Calgary, 1-0
Richards, Dallas: wrist shot, Kiprusoff pad save, Calgary 1-0
Bourque, Calgary: wrist shot, Lehtonen save, Calgary 1-0
Ribeiro, Dallas: backhand to forehand, goal, tied 1-1
Glencross, Calgary: wrist shot, goal, Calgary wins 2-1

Stars lineup



Raycroft (backup)

Scratched: Barch, Sutherby

Injured: Grossman (hip)

Power play units


Penalty kill units