Saturday, October 22, 2011
Stars 3, Ducks 1: By the numbers
By Dave Joseph
1 -- Number of shots it took the Stars to score their first goal of the night. Loui Eriksson lit the lamp for the fourth time this season to give Dallas the early advantage.
13 -- Number of seconds into the game it took for Eriksson to beat Jonas Hiller. Ducks’ captain Ryan Getzlaf said, “We came out pretty flat. You can’t do that against a good hockey club and it obviously cost us tonight.”
2 -- Number of goals for Eriksson on the night, resulting in his 17th-career multi-goal game.
3 -- Game goal-scoring streak by Ducks right wing Corey Perry, who potted 50 last season to lead the NHL. Perry failed to tally in the team’s first three contests this season.
.1 -- Seconds left in the 2nd period when Perry lit the lamp. The Ducks’ lone goal came on the power play. Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle said, “I really felt when we go back to 2-1 that we’d be okay for the third period. Then, they scored early in the third period and we didn’t have much left.”
4 -- Game-winning streak the Ducks saw come to an end.
5 -- Game-winning streak for the Stars, who lead the Pacific Division with a 6-1-0 record.
6 -- Game winning streak for Stars’ goaltender Kari Lehtonen. Dallas’ only loss this season came with Andrew Raycroft in net.
17 -- Number of opponents’ power plays the Ducks have killed on home ice. Anaheim has yet to allow a goal in a shorthanded situation this season.
36 -- Shots on goal for the Ducks, compared to just 19 for the Stars. Carlyle said, “We were very flat for the better part of the hockey game. When we did have our chances, it seemed like we were miscuing.”
0 -- Number of goals for Ducks’ defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who led all blueliners in scoring last season with 58 points. Visnovsky has just two assists through his first six games.