The View from Dallas


Mike Heika: Roster shuffling works as Stars beat defending champion Kings 2-0

“Ruff reassembled the Super Line of Jamie Benn-Jason Spezza-Tyler Seguin, juggled his remaining lines and scratched big-money forward Ales Hemsky. The Stars rewarded him with a 2-0 victory.”

Mike Heika: What’s wrong with Ales Hemsky? Healthy scratch magnifies chemistry issues

“Hemsky admits he is frustrated. To his recollection, he has never had a scoring slump this bad. To his recollection, he has never been a healthy scratch.”


Mark Stepneski: Stars Shut Out Kings for Second Straight Win

“Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen turned in a 27-save shutout that included a save of the year candidate. It was the first shutout of the season for Lehtonen and the 28th of his career.”


Derek Neumeier: Kari Lehtonen Nabs First Shutout Of The Season As The Dallas Stars Drop The L.A. Kings 2-0

“Speaking of the defense, it’s impossible to not talk about Klingberg right now. He logged 23:46 of ice time tonight, including 2:50 on the powerplay, in only his second career game.”

Robert Tiffin: Dallas Stars Observations: Kari Lehtonen’s Glove, John Klingberg’s Savvy Shut Out Defending Champs

“After LA’s tough battle in Anaheim Wednesday, the Stars took advantage of a couple of scoring chances and wore them down throughout the night.”

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