It was all Stars on the scoresheet Tuesday night when the Coyotes were in town. With a final of 2-1 in overtime, Loui Eriksson gets his 13th and 14th goal of the season and ex-Star Todd Fedoruk gets his 4th of the season for the Coyotes.
The Stars started off well in the first period, looking much better than the awful loss Saturday in Nashville. It didn’t take long to get the Stars up 1-0. With a nice feed from behind the net, Chris Conner got the puck to Loui Eriksson whose patience paid off to get the Stars on the board. Brad Ricahrds also go the assist. The rest of the game ended up being a battle between goalies, and both seemed up to the task. Both Ilya Bryzgalov and Marty Turco made fantastic saves. It wasn’t until the third period that Fedoruk finally got the puck past Turco with a wrist shot. It took almost the entire overtime before the Stars would emerge victorious. With 1:20 left in OT, Loui Eriksson got his second of the night with a shot off his backhand from Mike Ribeiro.
It was 2 points the Stars definitely needed and those 2 points got the Stars out of the basement in the western conference. They’re one step up, just 6 steps to go before they are back in a playoff spot.