The Dallas Stars shook off a growing number of injuries at forward and found a way to grind out a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.
"The guys played a heck of a game," said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. "Battle was good, our compete was good, we got to the net, we generated the type of opportunities that most nights you'll get three or four [goals]."
With Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky the latest players to go out of the lineup for the Stars, who are missing six regular forwards, Ruff juggled his lines and got contributions throughout the lineup. Seven of the 12 forwards dressed in the game registered points. Brett Ritchie, Patrick Eaves, and Tyler Seguin scored goals. Devin Shore had two assists, and Justin Dowling picked up an assist in his NHL debut. Curtis McKenzie and Lauri Korpikoski had assists as well.
"I thought we had a great night out of [Dowling's] line. We got a good night out of the Shore line," Ruff said. "Obviously, [Seguin] had a heck of a goal off the wing. There were some opportunities there from all four lines."