Stars lose in shootout with Philadelphia

The Dallas Stars lost at home in a shootout with the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2.  The Stars overcame a one-goal deficit heading into the second period to gain a point in the standings. Dallas has a league-leading 9-19-4 mark when trailing after two periods.

Dallas finishes the season with a record against the Eastern Conference of 11-5-2 – the third-best record vs. the East among Western Conference teams (only Detroit’s 11-3-1 and St. Louis’ 11-4-3 is better).

Mike Ribeiro scored in the second period, giving the Stars at least one second period goal in each of their past seven games. They have outscored the opposition 11-5 in that span.

Dallas killed off Philadelphia’s lone power play. They have now killed off every opposition power play over the past two games (5-for-5).

The official attendance for tonight’s hockey game was 17,852. It was the third-largest crowd of the season, behind the match on Dec. 29 vs. Detroit (18,532) and  Oct. 14 vs. Detroit (18,532).

Philadelphia clinches a playoff spot with the win.

Alex Goligoski’s goal gives him points in four of the last seven games (1g, 4a).

Jamie Benn extended his points streak with an assist to 10 games (8 goals, 6 assists). Benn has the longest active point streak in the NHL.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 28-of-30 shots. Over the last two games, he has stopped 51-of-53 shots (0.96 GAA, .962 SV% past two games).

Brenden Morrow’s assist gives him a two-game point streak (1g, 2a).

Steve Ott’s assist gives him a three-game point streak (1g, 2a).

The Stars’ next game is Wednesday vs. Anaheim.

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