Stars' winning streak ends with shootout loss

The Dallas Stars saw their six-game winning streak come to an end with a 3-2 shootout loss at Columbus Monday night. The Blue Jackets scored on the power play with 47 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and then outscored the Stars 2-1 in the shootout. Brad Richards and Steve Ott scored for the Stars in regulation. Kari Lehtonen stopped 27 of 29 shots in the game and 1 of 3 in the shootout.

First period

The only goal of the period came at the 5:26 mark, when Blue Jackets defenseman Kris Russell joined the rush, took a pass from Jakub Voracek and beat Kari Lehtonen with a backhand shot from close range.

Lehtonen made a great stop to keep it a 1-0 game, making a glove save as Nikita Filatov redirected a shot on net from the slot.

Some notes after one period.

  • Columbus outshot Dallas 7-5 in the period.

  • Dallas was 0-2 on the power play and Columbus was 0-1.

  • The Blue Jackets won 11 of 20 faceoffs.

  • Francis Wathier, called up from Texas (AHL) earlier in the day, was a healthy scratch for the Stars.

  • Toby Petersen (hand), Krys Barch (foot/ankle) and Mark Fistric (groin/hip flexor) are out for Dallas with injuries.

Second period

The Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets are tied 1-1 after two periods.

The Stars came up with a couple of big plays to keep it a 1-0 game. Trevor Daley, who appeared to be hurting after a collision with Jared Boll, couldn’t get off the ice and then ended up blocking a shot by Boll, who had a wide open net from close range.

Kari Lehtonen, who has stopped 14 of 15 shots, made a nice stop on Jakub Voracek from close range later in the period.

Moments later Aaron Gagnon forced a turnover at the Columbus blue line and James Neal set up Brad Richards, whose blast from the slot went through Blue Jackets goalie Mathieu Garon to tie the game with 4:15 left in the period.

Some notes through two periods.

• Columbus outshot the Stars 8-5 in the second and has a 15-10 advantage through 40 minutes.

• The Stars are 0-4 on the power play in the game. Columbus is 0-1 on the power play.

• The Blue Jackets have won 21 of 39 faceoffs.

Third period

The Stars took a 2-1 lead at 7:52 of the third period when Trevor Daley pinched in the offensive zone, took a pass from Steve Ott and then fed the puck from the goal line back to Ott, who scored from the left circle.

The Blue Jackets went on a power play with 1:50 left in the game, pulled Mathieu Garon for a six-on-four advantage and Rick Nash beat a screened Kari Lehtonen from the right circle with 47 seconds left to tie the game.


After a scoreless overtime in which Columbus outshot the Stars 4-0, the game went to a shootout. Columbus won 2-1, getting goals from Rick Nash and Kyle Wilson. Brad Richards scored for Dallas.

Nash, Columbus: Wrist shot, scored blocker side, Columbus 1-0

Neal, Dallas: Wrist shot, Garon save, Columbus 1-0

Filatov, Columbus: Wrist shot, Lehtonen save, Columbus 1-0

Richards, Dallas: Fake, lifted forehand shot over Garon’s pad, Tied 1-1

Wilson, Columbus: Wrist shot, scored blocker side, Columbus 2-1

Benn, Dallas: Wrist shot, Garon pad save, Columbus wins 2-1