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Chiasson, Lagace lead Stars past Wild in shootout

Sunday, 09.08.2013 / 7:11 PM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / Traverse City Prospects blog

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Chiasson, Lagace lead Stars past Wild in shootout

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Dallas Stars prospect Alex Chiasson, a 2009 second-round pick (No. 38), scored the only goal in a shootout to lead his team to a 2-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild on the third day of round-robin action at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament on Sunday at Center ICE Arena.

Dallas goalie Maxime Lagace (free agent signee), who made 27 saves in regulation/overtime, denied Oliver Archambault (2011, No. 108), Mathew Dumba (2012, No. 7) and Zack Phillips (2011, No. 28) in the tie-breaker to secure the victory. After playing four skaters aside for five minutes, the teams then played an exciting three skaters aside for five minutes to the delight of the fans in attendance.

Valeri Nichushkin, the Stars' 2013 first-round pick (No. 10), scored his second goal of the tournament 13:01 into the third off assists by Chiasson and Patrik Nemeth (2010, No. 41) to pull his team into a 1-1 tie. Nichushkin was stopped by Wild goalie Johan Gustafsson (2010, No. 159) in the shootout. Gustafsson finished the game with 41 saves. Raphael Bussieres had given Minnesota (0-1-2) a 1-0 lead 3:03 into the second.

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