Jack Campbell stopped 32 shots in the Dallas Stars 3-2 preseason loss to the Florida Panthers.
Dallas did take away a consolation prize and won the 3-on-3 overtime exhibition, which had been pre-planned no matter the result in regulation.
“Obviously we wanted to get a win, so we didn’t quite do that,” Campbell told the Dallas Stars Cody Eastwood after the game. “I really don’t know what you consider the overtime win, so that was nice I guess. It’s a lot to build on.”
Campbell said he felt like he played more poised in the game, and stopped a Nick Bjustad on a penalty shot in the loss.
Dallas coach Lindy Ruff used the game to evaluate some younger players, including several that are expected to play for the Texas Stars this season, and felt the team improved as the game progressed.
“For the most part we started slow as a group, then for the most part we got better,” Ruff said.
Florida led 3-0 before Dallas scored two goals in the third period against Mike McKenna, who had relieved Roberto Luongo.
Tyler Seguin scored on a slap shot at 10:58 of the third, while Jason Demers scored with 1:16 remaining. Jason Dickinson picked up an assist on Demers’ goal.
While it wasn’t on the official scoresheet, Brendan Ranford and Mattias Janmark looked good in overtime on the goal.
The duo controlled the puck in Florida’s zone for an extended period, then set up shot by Janmark that beat McKenna.
Dallas will travel to St. Louis for it’s next preseason game.