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Video highlights from the Stars-Sharks game, 16 March


Here are some video highlights from last night's game between the Stars and San Jose Sharks.  It was a great game, up there with the Washington game last Monday in my book (although this one was more of a team effort).  Six different Stars players put the puck into the net eight times, and goalie Kari Lehtonen, getting his second start as a Star, made 45 saves.

For most of the videos, the title comes from a comment made by Ralph or Razor during the video.

See the videos after the jump....

No power play is a bad power play until it's over....

Brad Richard's 1st period power play goal

Dallas has struggled with special teams recently - the two PP goals against Washington last Monday were the first in a long while.  During the San Jose game, Dallas broke out of its special teams slump starting in the 1st period with this goal by Brad Richards (who also had one of the power play goals in the Washington game).

A poor understanding of the geometry of the rink....

Toby Peterson's 2nd period goal

Karlis Skrastins shot the puck up the rink, and it appeared to be an obvious case of icing.  However, a comedy of errors on the part of the Sharks led to Toby Peterson depositing the puck into the net for a 2-0 Dallas lead.  A Sharks' defenseman went to the wrong side of the net to touch the puck and ended up falling.  The puck bounced off the boards and back in front of the net.  In order not to negate the icing call, Evgeni Nabokov didn't go after the puck, which allowed Toby Peterson to grab the puck and shoot it into the net for an easy goal.

He's found his touch in Dallas....

Brandon Segal's 2nd period goal

Brandon Segal, who had one goal and one assist with Los Angeles this season before being picked up on waivers by Dallas, has exploded offensively with the Stars. He's had five goals and four assists in seven games with the Stars, the latest goal being this 2nd period goal against the Sharks which put the Stars up 3-0.  Segal also added an assist later in the 2nd period on Brenden Morrow's goal.

They're just blowing right through the San Jose Sharks....

Brenden Morrow's 2nd period goal

Evgeni Nabokov's bad night got worse with this 2nd period goal by Brenden Morrow.  Less than halfway through the game, Dallas was up 4-0 and Nabokov's night was over,  as he gave way to Sharks' backup Thomas Greiss in an effort to stop the bleeding.  However, if the Sharks were hoping for a 3rd period comeback as they had in their game against Nashville on March 11th, they were to be disappointed.

That is just 100% determination...

Mike Ribeiro's 3rd period shorthanded goal

Thomas Greiss did not fair any better than Evgeni Nabokov after coming into the game in relief less than halfway through the 2nd period. The first goal Greiss gave up was this shorthanded goal to Mike Ribeiro almost seven minutes into the 3rd period to make the game 5-2 in favor of the Stars (San Jose had scored less than two minutes before the end of the 2nd period and again less than a minute into the 3rd to make the game 4-2).

All six foot four of him that time...

Kari Lehtonen save on Dany Heatley during the 3rd period

The Sharks did try at points to get back into the game. Here, Dany Heatley has a shot on goal which Kari Lehtonen saves by pushing the puck away with his toe as he slides across the crease.

What a cratering of the Sharks' power play...

Brenden Morrow's 3rd period shorthanded goal (and second of the night)

To give up one shorthanded goal in a game? Ouch. To give up two - especially two in a row - is inexcusable, but that is what the Sharks did. Mike Ribeiro headed into Sharks' ice with the puck and passed it to Brenden Morrow, who put it past Thomas Greiss for his second goal of the game, and first multi-goal game since October. It was also the first time the Stars had two shorthanded goals in one game since 2002 against Vancouver.

Holy white flag, San Jose...

Steve Ott's 3rd period goal

It wasn't a shorthanded goal this time, but just two minutes after giving up Brenden Morrow's shorty, Thomas Greiss gave up a goal to Steve Ott. Greiss made a save on Loui Eriksson's shot, which rebounded right to Brad Richards, who shot it to the net, with Ott tipping it in for Dallas' seventh goal of the game. Razor, aside from the joke about the white flag, also joked about San Jose declining penalties for the rest of the game, which many Dallas fans can relate to given the Stars' usual poor play on the man advantage.

He has Ginsu'd Shark tonight...

Mike Ribeiro's 3rd period power play goal (and second of the game)

Mike Ribeiro wasn't finished after his shorthanded goal early in the 3rd period. On the power play with less than five minutes left in the game, Ribeiro scored again off a pass from Brad Richards. It was Dallas' final goal of the game, for a score of 8-2. The offensive output was the highest by the Stars this season, and the 6-goal margin of victory matched their season high from the October 14th game against Nashville.  Ribeiro and Brenden Morrow (who had the other assist on this goal) both finished with four points in the game - two goals and two assists each.

Unfortunately, all was not good for the Stars during the game.  During the 2nd period, Stephane Robidas received a five-minute major and game misconduct for this hit on Ryane Clowe.  Clowe ended up with a cut above his eye, but returned to the game during the ensuing power play (which the Sharks promptly gave back to the Stars by taking two penalties during the 5-minute power play).

After the game, Kari Lehtonen spoke to Brent Severyn on Stars Live.  Kari had 45 saves on 47 shots during his first home start as a Star and was named the 1st Star of the game.

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