Stars grab early 1-0 lead

Brad Richards just got the Stars on the scoreboard with a scalding slap shot from the point for a power-play goal. We're midway through the first period. Give the assists to Steve Ott and Trevor Daley.

The Stars have looked great so far. They've had three power plays and did a good job generating scoring chances that finally led to the Richards goal.

More importantly, Kari Lehtonen has looked solid in goal. He has already made two really nice stops. The first was a rebound that he was able to kick away at the last minute. The second was a wrister on which Lehtonen skated out and cut off the shooter's angle.

Loui Eriksson took a high stick to the face early in the first and left the ice bloodied, but he's back in the game.