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Stars-Islanders Notes

Game summary: Dallas Stars 5, New York Islanders 4 (OT)

The Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in a shootout Saturday to improve to 2-0-0 on the season. It’s the first time the Stars have won the first two games of the season since 2006-07 and the first time the Stars have ever won two road games to open the season. Kari Lehtonen stopped 43 shots in regulation and overtime and all three shots he faced in the shootout. Mike Ribeiro scored the only goal of the shootout and had two assists in the game. Brenden Morrow had two goals and Jamie Benn and Stephane Robidas also scored. Brad Richards had two assists.

Notes

  • The Stars are 2-0-0 to open the season for the first time 2006-07

  • Kari Lehtonen now has a 22-8 career record in shootouts with a .763 save percentage (74 saves on 97 shots)

  • Brenden Morrow has 3 goals in the first two games of the season

  • Brad Richards has 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in the first two games

  • The Stars were outshot 47-22 in the game, including 23-5 in the third period.

  • The Stars won 23 of 54 faceoffs (54 percent)

  • The Stars were 1-7 on the power play

  • The Stars were 5-8 on the penalty kill

  • Mike Ribeiro, Brenden Morrow and Stephane Robidas were all plus-2 in the game

  • Steve Ott has taken five minor penalties in the first two games

Shootout summary

Nielsen (NYI): Backhand shot stopped by Lehtonen

Richards (DAL): DiPietro caught piece of snapshot, sending it wide

Parenteau (NYI): Hit the crossbar

Neal (DAL): Five-hole attempt stopped by DiPietro

Moulson (NYI): Forced wide by Lehtonen and never got off shot

Ribeiro (DAL): Faked and then slipped puck past DiPietro on forehand

Stars lineup

Neal-Richards-Eriksson

Morrow-Ribeiro-Burish

Wandell-Benn-Ott

Sutherby-Petersen-Barch

Barch-Benn-Ott

Sutherby-Wandell-Petersen

Grossman-Robidas

Fistric-Daley

Skrastins-Niskanen

Lehtonen

Raycroft (backup)

Scratches: Brunnstrom, Segal, Woywitka

Injured: None

Power play units

Morrow-Ribeiro-Eriksson

Richards-Niskanen

Neal-Benn-Ott

Richards-Daley/Robidas

Penalty kill units

Benn-Wandell-Robidas-Skrastins

Petersen-Eriksson-Grossman-Daley

Ribeiro-Morrow-Skrastins-Robidas

Ott-Petersen-Skrastins-Daley