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Pro Sports Daily:
Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Vinny Prospal's goal early in the third period Monday sent the Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars, snapping Columbus' four-game losing streak. At 1:22 of the third, Prospal buried an odd-angle shot through a screen set by Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen. Given his lack of reaction, it didn't appear that Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen ever saw the puck. It was Prospal's club-high second goal of the season. Derek Dorsett also scored for the Blue Jackets (2-3-1), who won for the first time this season in Nationwide Arena. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who hadn't won since an opening-night shootout win in Nashville, made 24 saves. The only Dallas goal was scored on the power play by defenseman Philip Larsen early in the second period. The game ended on an ugly note. Dallas forward Jamie Benn, making his season debut after signing a contract over the weekend, crosschecked Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin into the boa...
BEST OF MAXIM
The shortened NHL season is only in it's early stages, and the Dallas Stars goalie already has a top candidate for save of the year. Kari Lehtonen made a save that not only shocked me when I watched it, it faked out the announcers too. The puck seemed to ricochet off his shoulder and hang in the air for a couple seconds. Lehtonen didn't give up on it and decided to...
The Dallas Stars have put backup goalie Cristopher Nilstorp on the injured list and called up Richard Bachman from their minor league affiliate.
The move Sunday came a day after Nilstorp injured a groin in the third period of a 4-3 loss to St. Louis and eventually left the game. Nilstorp has both Dallas losses filling in for starter Kari Lehtonen.
Bachman is 3-1 in four games with...
The Dallas Stars have recalled goaltender Richard Bachman and sent goalie prospect Jack Campbell back to their AHL affiliate.
Bachman will return to his role as the backup for Kari Lehtonen after appearing in two games and winning both for the Texas Stars. Bachman is 1-3 in four starts for Dallas this season, and he got another win when he replaced an injured Lehtonen in the first...
The Dallas Stars were in Ohio on Monday night to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. While the game was light on offense and the Stars came up short on the road, losing to the hometown squad by a score of 2-1, little blame can be laid at the feet of Stars netminder Kari Lehtonen. Among his 25 saves on the night was this stupendous display of goaltending, in which he miraculously makes...
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Morrow is playing on the fourth line and has logged less than 10 minutes a game in each of the last two outings. He hasn’t seen that kind of role since he wore No. 45 while breaking in as a rookie back in 1999-2000. It’s not an easy decision for the Stars to make, and it’s not an easy reality for Morrow, who has played 812 games...
IF AT FIRST...
Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson had Stars goalie Keri Lehtonen beaten for a split second. Johnson’s wrister hit Lehtonen in the trapper, tipped up over the goalie’s shoulder was headed for the net when Lehtonen used his go-go gadget reflexes to reach behind himself for a backhanded snatch. It was part pitcher-fielding-a-comebacker part magician, but it’s definitely the...
With a season opener win against Nashville on the road and a hard-fought shootout loss against Detroit last Monday, Columbus seemed poised to surprise many of their doubters this season.
Since losing their home opener at Nationwide Arena, the Jackets have lost three more to boot – two lop-sided defeats to Phoenix and Colorado on the road, and a frustratingly close home loss against...
When Ken Holland signed Jordin Tootoo this offseason, he had one role in mind for him – nastiness. Tuesday night, in front of a packed Joe Louis Arena, Tootoo tangoed with two Dallas Stars.
The first was right off the opening face-off with Eric Nystrom. It was obviously pre-arranged, possibly with a “save the date” card.
And his second fight, with Brenden Dillion, was...
A reach behind, mid-air grab.
Dallas Stars (2-3-1, 5 pts) @ Detroit Red Wings (2-2-1, 5 pts)
6:30 PM CT
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
The Red Wings
Like Dallas, the Wings have been off to a shaky start. They’ve alternated between wins and losses so far this season (on track for a win tonight if the trend continues) though their play has looked better the past few games.
The Wings lost...
The Dallas Stars haven't been able to close out their last two opponents, but having Jamie Benn back could help if they're in that position again Monday night at Columbus.
So could first-liners Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy.
Benn could make his season debut and Jagr and Roy might return from one-game injury absences as the Stars face a Blue Jackets team that's winless...
Let's put all of the serious talk about the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax aside for a few minutes and enjoy some humor.
Even the Dallas Stars got in on the fun by welcoming Te'o's girlfriend to their home opener.
The Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Dallas Stars tonight (7:30 PM EST, FSD Plus, Fox Sports Southwest Plus, AM 1270) hoping to rebound from a disappointing loss against Chicago while playing a team in somewhat similar circumstances.
The Stars have also undergone some roster revisions (see: Ray Whitney, Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy), they've welcomed Jamie Benn back...