Wednesday's game was the first time this season the Stars have had back-to-back wins. And they'll need more as the season progresses because there are more back-to-back games for the Stars.
“He’s quite the player. It’s a privilege playing with him,” Benn said of Jagr. “We had an alright game tonight. We need to get better. We turned too many pucks over. We were lucky to get that win.”
The Edmonton Journal called Jagr the "overtime king" saying, "... he beat Edmonton Oilers’ defenceman Ryan Whitney, then rifled a shot over Devan Dubnyk’s glove, under the cross-bar, in a hole the size of mayonnaise jar lid, then offered up his signature salute to the crowd, ..."
Jagr's overtime goal Wednesday was his 668th career goal which moved him into a tie with Luc Robitaille for 10th place in NHL history.
"I don't really remember what happened," Jagr joked of his game-winner. "It was very quick. It was too quick for my speed. I had a little space one-and- one and I tried to beat the guy one-on-one and I shot it right away."
The Ducks have Viktor Fasth, the Swedish Elite League Goaltender of the Year the last two seasons, who has stopped 101 of 105 shots in his four starts. Fasth stopped 31 shots for his first NHL shutout against Colorado Wednesday night. Fasth, signed out of Sweden last May, is 4-0-0 with a 0.98 goals against average and .962 save percentage this season.
And they have Seldon Souray who scored his fourth goal of the season for the Ducks, giving the Ducks first place in the Pacific Division with the win. The former Stars defenseman Souray has seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) and a plus-7 rating in 9 games for the Ducks. He signed a three year deal with the Ducks this past offseason.
And they have Teemu Selanne who got the 750th assist of his career on Saku Koivu's goal.
But Dallas has Jamie Benn with five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in his last two games, Ray Whitney (who may not play tonight with a foot injury), Louis Eriksson, and the icing on the cake, Jaromir Jagr.
At home this season, he Stars are 2-1-1 while on the road, the Ducks are 3-0-1.
As of this writing, there's no indication which goalie with start for which team, but a Fasth vs Lehtonen game tonight will be a lot of fun.
Ducks injuries: D Toni Lydman (flu) is day-to-day. D Cam Fowler (upper body) is out.
Dallas injuries: LW Ray Whitney (foot) is out.