Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for charging Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner.
The Stars led the Ducks 3-1 after the first period. Replacement goaltender Jonas Hiller stopped all 24 shots he faced while his teammates rallied for a 6-3 victory Sunday.
Rookies Justin Fontaine and Mathew Dumba both scored their first NHL goals and Josh Harding made 18 saves for his second straight win as the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Saturday night.
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Chiasson scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, and the Dallas Stars defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 at the American Airlines Center on Saturday.
The Stars are essentially starting over in their quest to end the playoff drought. New general manager Jim Nill fired Glen Gulutzan after two seasons, hired Ruff and overhauled the roster.
The 24-year-old Benn will become just the sixth captain in Dallas’ history, replacing Brendan Morrow, who was traded at the deadline to Pittsburgh last season.
The Dallas Stars are back on the ice, with a six pack of major acquisitions led by new coach Lindy Ruff and not much time to get ready for the season opener.
James Patrick spent the past seven seasons on Lindy Ruff’s staff in Buffalo. Patrick also played the last seven of his 21 seasons as an NHL defenseman for the Sabres and Ruff.
The Stars will open the 2013-14 regular season on October 3 against the Panthers, which is followed by a game against the Capitals on October 5.
The 21-year-old former No. 2 overall pick reiterated that his Twitter account was hacked, but acknowledged that even he wouldn’t believe that explanation.
First-year general manager Jim Nill continues his offseason overhaul of the Dallas Stars, signing free agent center Chris Mueller to a one-year contract.