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Jordie Benn scored the game winner in the shootout and the Dallas Stars defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 Sunday.
The game had a number of twists and turns, but perhaps the most disconcerting for the Senators was the injury to goalie Craig Anderson.
With 1:32 gone in overtime, Anderson went down hard after being hit by Valeri Nichushkin. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he appeared to take a knee to the head.
Anderson faced 36 shots before Robin Lehner was forced into action. Lehner stopped two shots in overtime.
Antoine Roussel, Ray Whitney and Nichushkin scored for the Stars (6-6-2). Kari Lehtonen stopped 36 shots.
Lehtonen stopped Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza and Bobby Ryan in the shootout.
Ryan, Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza scored for the Senators (4-6-4).
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Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson is out day-to-day with a neck injury. In a scary incident, he was stretchered off the ice near the end of Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Stars after a collision. The team provided an update after practice on Monday. Head coach Paul MacLean said that “all of the test and scans whatever they did last night came back all negative...
Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson was run over by Dallas Stars rookie forward Valeri Nichushkin in overtime on Sunday and was clearly in pain. Nichushkin appeared to land on Anderson’s neck, and bent it into a funny spot. Anderson was stretchered off as a precaution and appears to be okay.
Very good sign, Anderson walked by still in his gear. Snuck a look at the monitor...
Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson had to be removed from the ice on a stretcher in the overtime period of Sunday nights 4-3 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars.
The injury occurred with 3:17 remaining in overtime when Stars’ forward Valeri Nichushkin made a move to cut to the front of the net on a scoring chance. It appeared as if Nichushkin was tripped up by Senators’ defenseman...
Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson left the game Sunday against the Dallas Stars following a collision with Stars rookie Valeri Nichushkin at 1:44 of overtime. The Senators forced OT with 10 seconds remaining on a goal by Bobby Ryan that tied the game at 3-3.
Anderson gave a thumb's up and waved to fans in attendance at Canadian Tire Centre while leaving the ice. Robin Lehner...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki scored an own-goal in a pretty inopportune time on Sunday. In a tie game early in the 3rd period, a puck was sent out front of the Senators net when Borowiecki tried to clear the puck. Borowiecki ended up burying the puck right past his goalie, Craig Anderson, and gave the Dallas Stars the lead. Ottawa would come back to tie the game...
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
Tyler Seguin will always consider Boston as something more than just another NHL city, but the question is: How will his first NHL city will come to think of him?
As the prodigal party boy the Bruins were better off cutting ties with while the cutting was good? Or as the latest elite NHL talent the Bruins cut adrift only to watch star...
The Dallas Stars acquired Tyler Seguin in July with the thought of putting him at center. They acquired him with hopes that he would develop into a first-line center that they could build around. They acquired him hoping he’d be what everyone thought he’d be when the Bruins made him the second-overall pick in 2010.
Seguin has been fantastic for the Stars since they got him in...
Dallas Stars legend and one-season Red Wing Mike Modano was born and raised in Metropolitan Detroit, but he chose to play Major Junior hockey when he was 16, and his performance with the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders earned him that 1st overall seleciton back in 1989. The Prince Albert Herald's Andrew Schopp reports that Modano returned to Saskatchewan to have his number retired...
If you want to find encouragement in the Stars right now, there’s no better place to look than Valeri Nichushkin.
The 18-year-old winger was the 10th-overall pick in the draft and decided to jump right into the NHL, becoming the youngest player on the Stars since they moved to Dallas in 1993. However, that leap looked pretty high during his first 10 games, as he struggled to score...
In a move which could be classified as being unfortunate. Ottawa defenesman Mark Borowiecki backhands the puck into his own net. Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was the last one to touch the puck so he ends up being the beneficiary and gets credit for the goal. That’s goal number one on the year for Roussel. And it gets even better; the game was also Borowiecki’s NHL debut...
Kari Lehtonen made the impossible possible on Friday night.
The Stars goaltender made one of the most impressive and miraculous saves of the year, stopping an Avalanche goal that he had no business stopping during the third period. With Dallas down 2-1, a shot toward the netminder resulted in a scramble for the puck that Lehtonen couldn’t snag.
Colorado’s John Mitchell ended...
The Dallas Stars had a bit of a role reversal in Ottawa yesterday afternoon from their previous home game against Colorado.
In the Avs game, it was the Stars who rallied back from a deficit late in the third period to force overtime; only to settle for one point. Yesterday in Ottawa, the Stars blew an early 2-0 lead and then were unable to protect a 3-2 edge late in the third...
If we looked at last night’s game in a vacuum, allowing a franchise record 57 shots to the New York Islanders would be bothersome on its own.
Here are some key numbers from last night:
The Okposo-Tavares-Vanek line’s shot differential was off the charts. For shots directed at the opposition net, Okposo (36-12), Tavares (33-10) and Vanek (35-11) when on the ice, essentially...
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From time to time, I'll chart some zone exit and entry data for each individual on the Ottawa Senators. Sunday's game against Dallas seemed to me a decent game to do just that; there were a few things, systemically, I noticed in real-time, and I wanted to see if it manifested in the data in any way.
For each player on Sunday...
Paul MacLean's reshuffling of the lines on Wednesday was nothing short of a necessary step, but I think a lot of people were taken aback by the combinations he deployed in Friday night's game against New York.
Specifically, the assortment of Jason Spezza with the likes of Cory Conacher and Chris Neil.
At the time, I was curious to know whether the coach had insanely...