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Depth scoring gives Stars a boost

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 9:29 AM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Depth scoring gives Stars a boost

After struggling to score early in the season, the Dallas Stars have turned things around recently. Getting Jamie Benn under contract and the return of Derek Roy from a groin injury have helped, allowing the Stars to get both their top two centers in the lineup. But an increase in depth scoring has played a big role in the recent offensive output as well.

Over the first 12 games, 19 of the Stars’ 25 goals (76 percent) came from the top six forwards. Over the last four games, 10 of the Stars’ 15 goals (67 percent) have come from guys not playing in the top six.

“We’re a team that is going to have to do it collectively,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “We need contributions from everybody.”

The contributions from depth players have helped. In the first seven games the Stars received goals from seven different players, and scored 13 total goals (1.86 per game). Over their last seven games they’ve received goals from 12 different players and scored 24 goals (3.43 per game).


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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 54 28 33 16 61
T. Seguin 54 28 30 11 58
J. Klingberg 54 9 35 15 44
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 54 16 24 -1 40
A. Goligoski 54 4 20 17 24
C. Eakin 54 10 13 1 23
M. Janmark 54 10 10 13 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 51 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 14 5 0 .909 2.82
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