VANCOUVER- Stars take a 1-0 lead into 3rd period on a Goal by Riley Sheahan & then the “Nucks” woke up! Jussi Jokinen ties it up 3 minutes in & it was ALL Vancouver the rest of the way! Kevin Bieksa & Henrik Sedin score a minute apart & to add insult to injury, Cody Eakin slams home a PPG in the last minute for a 4-1 Win! Roberto Luongo stopped 24 shots(4/4 gr’s) while Rookie netminder Andrew “Hamburglur” Hammond got fried in the3rd period!
MINNESOTA- Brad Marchand gave Dallas a 1-0 lead in the 1st, then Wild Rookie Mark Stone tied it up in 2nd & it was 1-1 into the last period! Veteran “Old Guy” Jerome Iginla scored with just 8 minutes left, then Nick Backstrom took a penalty at 17:04 & the Wild had their 4th chance of the game! Stars fight it off & with time running out, T J Brodie connects on a 40-footer for a 3-1 Final! Stars Power-Play was also limp, going 0/5!
COLORADO- Cory Schneider stops 30 shots(5/6 gr’s) enroute to a 3-1 Stars Win! Dallas got all their Goals from the back-end, as Dennis Wideman & the Avs David Perron exchanged Goals in the 1st period, Captain Erik Karlsson scored in the 2nd & Andrei Markov in the 3rd! Tukka Rask (6/7 gr’s) & 31 saves made a 1-10 stop on T J Brodie, as the Stars defense pinched all night!
BUFFALO- Rookie Jori Lehtera gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead thru 20 minutes, a period that was filled with drama! Alex Burrows took a run at the Stars Mike Hoffman, who in turn speared the Sabre winger & when all was said & done, Burrows got 4 for charging & Hoffman a 5-minute Major for spearing! The Sabres then continued their chippy play & it was a procession to the sin-bin in period two! Hoffman scores on the PP , Datsyuk & Marchand score at even-strength, as the Stars score 3 times to take a 3-1 lead into the 3rd period! It was all Dallas in the last 20 minutes as they run up the score, adding 3 more to send Sergei Bobrovsky to an early shower! Pavel Datsyuk with 2 Goals & 2 Assists was told by Coach Hunter that he would get the final regular season game off to get ready for the Playoffs!
SAN JOSE- Stars end the Regular Season with a 2-0 Shutout over he Sharks! The “Hamburglur” got his 1st home Shutout(6th overall)stopping 29 shots(2/2 gr’s) to give Dallas a combined 11 shutouts with Cory Schneider on the season! Riley Sheahan & the former Shark, Jerome Iginla(PP) , put the Goals on the scoresheet!