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Stars-Blues Notes

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Notes

*The Stars lost back-to-back regulation games for the first time since Oct. 19-20, when they lost at Los Angeles and Anaheim on back-to-back nights.

*The road loss was the Stars’ first since Oct. 29 at Montreal.

*The Stars fell to 1-4-2 against the Central Division.

*The Stars are now 6-6-2 vs. the Western Conference.

*St. Louis improved to 7-0-1 vs. Central and 8-1-3 against the West.

*The five goals against were a season-high for Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen.

*The Stars outshot the Blues 35-25.

*Cody Eakin led the Stars with five shots.

*The Stars won 32 of 67 (48 percent) of faceoffs. Vernon Fiddler won 9 of 14 (64 percent). Cody Eakin won 5 of 16 (31 percent). Shawn Horcoff won 4 of 12 (33 percent). Tyler Seguin won 5 of 6 (83 percent).

*The Stars were 0-3 on the power play and 2-3 on the penalty kill.

*Former Stars captain Brenden Morrow played 10:29 for the Blues. He had one assist, one shot on goal and a plus-one rating. The assist against the Stars gives Morrow a point against all 30 NHL teams.

*Blues coach Ken Hitchcock won his 621st game, moving into eighth on the NHL’s all-time list.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik Cole
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Antoine Roussel
Vernon FiddlerRich Peverley
Dustin Jeffrey
– Shane Horcoff – Ryan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski
Trevor Daley
Sergei Gonchar
Jordie Benn

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Injured: Ray Whitney (groin)

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Aaron Rome

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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