Stars-Red Wings Notes: Working Overtime

Friday, 11.8.2013 / 7:48 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Red Wings Notes: Working Overtime

The Dallas Stars have gone to overtime in six of their first 16 games this season. In last season’s lockout-shortened 48-game schedule, they went to overtime only eight times.

Those overtime games can be important because each trip beyond regulation means at least one point, and those points can make a big difference in a tight race for a playoff spot.

“We’ve had a lot of overtime games this year, but in this day and age in this league you need to get points as many times as you can,” said Stars forward Rich Peverley. “We were able to get a point and then to get the other one, it always helps.”

The Stars are 4-2 in games settled beyond regulation this season. They are 3-1 in shootouts and 1-1 in four-on-four overtime. The Stars were 4-4 in games settled beyond regulation last season.

Ruff juggles lines

Stars coach Lindy Ruff juggled lines with the Stars struggling to create chances through the first two periods of Thursday’s game. He moved Rich Peverley up to the top line with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. He moved Valeri Nichushkin, who started the game with Benn and Seguin, to a line with Shawn Horcoff and Erik Cole.

Seguin takes high stick from Peverley

Stars center Tyler Seguin missed a shift in the third period after getting hit with a teammate’s stick. Seguin was hit with 7:09 left in the third period after linemates Rich Peverley and Jamie Benn collided and Peverley’s stick caught Seguin, cutting him inside the mouth. Seguin went to the locker room briefly, but ended up missing just one shift.

Notes

*The Stars’ last four games have gone to overtime.

*Eight different Dallas players scored the team’s nine goals during the three-game road trip.

*The Stars improved to 5-5-0 on the road for the season.

*The Stars are 5-2-0 against the Eastern Conference.

*The Red Wings are 4-3-2 vs. the Western Conference.

*Cody Eakin’s power play goal was the Stars’ first in five games.

*The Stars were not shorthanded in a game for the first time this season, and for the first time since March 2, 2-12 at Edmonton.

*Detroit outshot the Stars 29-28.

*Rich Peverley and Trevor Daley led the Stars with four shots each.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Ray Whitney
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Erik Cole
Shawn HorcoffRich Peverley
Antoine Roussel
Vernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Trevor Daley
Sergei Gonchar
Alex Goligoski
Jordie Benn

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Lane MacDermid

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

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 6 4 6 5 10
J. Spezza 6 4 5 1 9
P. Eaves 6 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 6 3 1 0 4
C. Eakin 6 0 4 1 4
A. Goligoski 6 2 1 -4 3
J. Klingberg 6 1 2 -3 3
A. Hemsky 6 1 2 1 3
J. Demers 6 0 3 5 3
M. Janmark 5 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 3 1 0 .911 2.27
A. Niemi 1 1 1 .870 3.36
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