RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Petr Mrazek made 28 saves in his first recreation again after a two-month absence because the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Dallas Stars 1-Zero on Sunday night time.
Mrazek, who notched his third shutout of the season, performed for the primary time since struggling a thumb harm Jan. 30 towards Dallas.
Stars coach Rick Bowness didn’t return to the bench for the third interval due to what the workforce introduced was a COVID protocol.
Jordan Martinook’s second-period aim was sufficient scoring. It was his second aim of the season, with the opposite coming Feb. 13 at Dallas.
Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger made 37 saves only a night time after a 41-save outing in a victory towards the Hurricanes.
The Stars had received consecutive video games for the primary time because the opening 4 video games of the season.
BEHIND THE BENCH
With out Bowness, Stars assistant coach John Stevens took over the top teaching obligations for the third interval.
A day earlier, Dallas goaltender Anton Khudobin was positioned within the league’s COVID protocol. He had been the anticipated starter for that recreation.
Dallas had different well being points as nicely. Heart Jason Dickinson was positioned on injured reserve with a lower-body ailment previous to Sunday’s recreation. The Stars did get left winger Roope Hintz again after a one-game absence.
Mrazek was tied with two different goalies for the league lead with two shutouts when he was injured in late January. He had surgical procedure on his proper thumb because of an harm whereas enjoying the Stars.
He returned to kind in his first recreation again, although he made a conditioning outing with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves in preparation for being again within the NHL.
The Hurricanes had good goalie work for stretches with Mrazek out of the lineup. Alex Nedeljkovic, who performed Saturday night time, was scratched for Sunday’s recreation. That meant James Reimer, who has a 14-4-1 file this season, was the backup for each weekend video games.
Stars: At Chicago for video games Tuesday and Thursday to cap a six-game street journey.
Hurricanes: Hosts Florida on Tuesday and Thursday.