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Stars’ fourth line drives Dallas’ win vs. Ducks

Nov 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Instead of Tuesday being about Dustin Penner getting revenge on Ryan Garbutt – a narrative Penner rejected, anyway – the Dallas Stars’ 6-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks was all about Garbutt.

Well, Garbutt’s line at least. The Stars’ depth players managed to shine the brightest on NBCSN; Garbutt scored a goal and two assists, Antoine Roussel found the net twice and Vernon Fiddler collected a pair of helpers.

Stars backup Dan Ellis managed a win against his former team, stopping 28 out of 31 saves for his second win of the 2013-14 campaign.

Penner didn’t avenge Garbutt, yet he kept his strong play going, scoring a goal in tonight’s explosive third period. Jonas Hiller probably didn’t bump his trade value/standing on the team much with his performance, especially considering the fact that he allowed three goals in less than a minute to let this one get away.

(Whether they were his fault or could be blamed on the Ducks’ defense, that doesn’t look good.)

The Stars ended a two-game losing streak (an four-game skid at home) with the win, bouncing back from Saturday’s 6-1 loss to Detroit. The Stars host Chicago on Friday and Edmonton on Sunday, so this is an opportunity for Dallas to get into the thick of things. The Stars are 12-9-2 on the season.

The Ducks had a two-game winning streak coming into tonight’s loss, but they’ve been struggling big picture. They’re now 2-4-2 in their last eight games, bumping their record down to a still-impressive 17-7-3 mark on the season.

  1. 180star32 - Nov 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Big game for that 4th line. Certainly Dallas could use some help on that atrocious Power Play.
    Nice bounce back after that loss on Saturday to St. Louis. Not Detroit
    Though I’m sure the wings would take it.

  2. endusersolutions2013 - Nov 27, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Dallas explointed not only defensive lapses, but slower kcating defensiveness.

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  4. darksidecowboy - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    The difference to this team’s fourth line is speed. Most 4th lines on most teams are grind/physical lines. GM Jim Nill coming from Detroit is establishing a puck possession type team like the Wings and Blackhawks. Although this team has defensive woes, the depth of all four lines is a strength. The best part about last nights game is that the top line (Seguin/Benn/Nichushkin) didn’t score and Stars still win 6-3

    Dang

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