Dallas Stars 3 - Columbus Blue Jackets 2
The Dallas Stars fell back into bad habits, but managed to hang on to defeat the Clumbus Blue Jackets 3-2. The team once again struggled to sustain pressure, gave up a ton of shots, took bad penalties, looked bad in transition and had to count on Kari Lehtonen to pull their backsides out of the fire again.
Three days after absolutely dominating the Blue Jackets, Dallas came out and showed that their previous game might have been an anomaly. Lehtonen was once again peppered with 40 shots, which looks like will be the average number of shots that he'll face this year.
Kari was up to the task though, turing away 38 of those shots. He made numerous outstanding saves and was only beaten due to some shoddy defense and a blazing shot.
Dallas took five penalties in the game, including another one for too many men on the ice. That's four or five of them this season already and that's just unacceptable. Those penalties are easil...