Holtby, Stars defeat Penguins in shootout


PITTSBURGH — Braden Holtby made 27 saves to help the Dallas Stars defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in a shootout at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday.

Michael Raffl scored for the Stars (2-2-0), who will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Kings at American Airlines Center on Friday. 

Tristan Jarry made 28 saves, and John Marino scored for Pittsburgh (2-0-2).

Joe Pavelski and Alexander Radulov each scored on a backhand in the shootout for Dallas. Jeff Carter scored in the third round for Pittsburgh to briefly extend it, but Holtby denied Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang in the first two rounds.

Raffl gave Dallas a 1-0 lead with 9.7 seconds remaining in the first period. Radek Faksa carried the puck into the Penguins zone and sent a cross-ice pass to Raffl, who shot glove side on a one-timer. The goal was his second in four games after he scored four in 44 last season. 

Marino tied it 1-1 with his first goal this season at 5:26 of the second period, scoring on a rebound of a slap shot by Brock McGinn

Denis Gurianov nearly gave Dallas a 2-1 lead at 16:43 of the second. After tipping the puck into Pittsburgh’s zone, Tanner Kero sent a backhand pass to the left post for a wrist shot from Gurianov, who was denied by Jarry sliding over for the pad save. 

Jarry then kept it 1-1 at 10:26 of third period, again sliding over to turn away a one-timer from Jacob Peterson with the toe of his skate.

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