Devin Shore scored twice, Anton Khudobin stopped 33 of 36 shots, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 last night at the American Airlines Center. Dallas is now 6-3-1 in their last ten games and their 19 points are quietly tied for the sixth best in the NHL.
As Jason Garrett would say, the Stars did some good things on Thursday night. Excellent passing – highlighted by a video game inspired goal by Gemel Smith on tape-to-tape passes by Miro Heiskanen and Jason Dickinson – Tyler Seguin finally broke his goal-scoring drought, and the Stars penalty kill returned to form against San Jose.
Thursday night, however, also came with bad news as defenseman John Klingberg was injured blocking a shot. He is expected to miss multiple games and joins Marc Methot, Stephen Johns, and Connor Carrick as injured Stars defensemen.
Dallas is expected to call up defenseman Joel Hanley from the Texas Stars as the next man up. Hanley will be in the lineup on Saturday when the Stars host the Nashville Predators.
Brian Roe is the founder and lead writer of The Roe Report. He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars and has been a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, NHL Intel, and more. Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.