Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars outlast Panthers in shootout win

Panthers goaltender Dan Ellis stops a shot by the Stars’ Ryan Garbutt during the first period.
Panthers goaltender Dan Ellis stops a shot by the Stars’ Ryan Garbutt during the first period. AP

Colton Sceviour scored the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Sceviour’s goal came on a backhand shot past goalie Dan Ellis in the third round. The Stars won their second game in a row after losing the previous six. The Panthers have lost two straight.

Alex Goligoski, Shawn Horcoff and Curtis McKenzie scored in regulation for the Stars. Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 14 shots before being pulled from the game in the second. Jhonas Enroth stopped 10 shots.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Dmitry Kulikov and Brandon Pirri scored for the Panthers. Ellis, a former Star called up from San Antonio of the AHL on Wednesday, due to injuries to goalies Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, made 29 saves in his first NHL appearance this season.

In addition to the health issues in goal, Jaromir Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness. Mitchell had been scheduled to return on Thursday after missing 15 games with an upper-body injury.

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