Stars-Avalanche Notes

Wednesday, 10.16.2013 / 12:27 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Avalanche Notes

While the Dallas Stars were playing in Denver Tuesday night, defenseman Aaron Rome was getting in his first game of the season with Texas of the AHL. Rome is coming off two offseason hip surgeries and the Stars need him to get into game shape.

“We’re looking at how he is going to play down there,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “The game conditioning is very important. Doing the one-on-one conditioning or with the coaches is one thing, but playing in a game, the quick reactions, the reactions to real tight situations is important. It’s better to get that down there than here. We know what he is. He’s a good defender, he’s a big body that is tough to play against and we want him to find his game before he gets back.”

Rome, who was sent to Texas on Monday on a conditioning assignment, had no points, two shots on goal, a minus-one rating and four penalty minutes in Texas’ 2-1 overtime loss at Oklahoma City. He was paired with Dallas prospect Jamie Oleksiak in the game.

Quotable

“Those mistakes can’t be made. They just can’t be. I’ve told them that those are unacceptable.”

- Stars coach Lindy Ruff on the mistakes costing his team goals against

Notes

*The Stars were the first team to score more than one goal against Colorado this season.

*The Stars outshot Colorado 41-26.

*The Stars had 11 power play shots in the game.

*The Stars were 1-4 on the power play and 2-2 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars were the first team to score a power play goal against Colorado this season.

*Cody Eakin’s second period power play goal was the first Dallas had scored in Denver since April 2009.

*Tyler Seguin led the Stars with 7 shots on goal. Alex Chiasson had 6 shots.

*The Stars won 33 of 65 (51 percent) faceoffs in the game.

*Jamie Benn won 7 of 9 (78 percent) of faceoffs. Tyler Seguin won 6 of 17 (35 percent).

Stars lineup

Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin-Rich Peverley
Ray Whitney
-Cody Eakin-Alex Chiasson
Antoine Roussel
-Shawn Horcoff-Erik Cole
Lane MacDermid
-Vernon Fiddler-Ryan Garbutt

Alex Goligoski-Sergei Gonchar
Brenden Dillon
-Stephane Robidas
Trevor Daley
-Jordie Benn

Dan Ellis (starter)
Jack Campbell

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Valeri Nichushkin

Injured: Kari Lehtonen (lower body)

Conditioning assignment: Aaron Rome

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 56 29 34 18 63
T. Seguin 56 30 32 13 62
J. Klingberg 56 10 37 13 47
P. Sharp 56 16 25 -2 41
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
A. Goligoski 56 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 56 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 56 11 10 13 21
A. Hemsky 49 6 14 0 20
J. Demers 49 7 12 16 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 16 5 0 .910 2.80
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