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Stars open homestand with 4-0 loss to Predators

Wednesday, 03.13.2013 / 11:39 AM / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars open homestand with 4-0 loss to Predators

The Dallas Stars opened a four-game homestand with a thud, losing 4-0 to the Nashville Predators Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

“We needed to be better in a lot of areas,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan.

The Stars lost their second straight game and for the fourth time in their last six games at home, where they are 5-5-1 on the season.

“You have to take care of your games at home,” said Stars forward Ray Whitney, who returned to the lineup after missing 16 games with a broken foot. “It’s a tough schedule right now and everybody’s going to have a big homestand at some point with the amount of games we’re playing. And you’re not going to make the playoffs if you don’t play better at home and use that to your advantage.”

Added Gulutzan: “I think our starts are key. We’ve got to come out and be ready. We did everything right after we were down 2-0, and then we couldn’t score. We played soft. We didn’t go to the hard areas to score. We didn’t force it down their throat. We just thought we’d get some fluff, get a bounce or make a real nice play. You’ve got to jam it down their throat and come out after them. If you are not going to do that, then you are just fluff.”

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 21 12 4 5 58 53 29
2 VAN 20 13 6 1 61 60 27
3 NSH 19 12 5 2 54 40 26
4 LAK 20 11 5 4 53 44 26
5 CGY 21 12 7 2 66 57 26
6 STL 19 12 6 1 50 39 25
7 CHI 19 11 7 1 55 39 23
8 WPG 21 10 8 3 43 47 23
9 SJS 22 10 9 3 59 60 23
10 MIN 18 11 7 0 53 41 22
11 ARI 20 8 10 2 49 62 18
12 DAL 20 7 9 4 56 68 18
13 COL 20 6 9 5 49 64 17
14 EDM 19 6 11 2 48 65 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 20 14 10 1 24
J. Spezza 20 4 14 -8 18
J. Benn 20 6 10 0 16
T. Daley 20 5 6 -9 11
A. Roussel 20 5 6 -4 11
R. Garbutt 18 3 5 -4 8
A. Goligoski 20 0 8 0 8
C. Eakin 17 4 3 1 7
E. Cole 19 4 3 0 7
S. Horcoff 20 3 4 1 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 7 5 4 .906 2.92
A. Lindback 0 4 0 .845 4.52
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