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\u2019s lockout-shortened 48-game schedule, they went to overtime only eight times.

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 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 74 27 44 -4 71
T. Seguin 64 33 34 -1 67
J. Spezza 74 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 57 10 27 7 37
C. Eakin 70 17 17 -2 34
A. Goligoski 74 4 30 0 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 68 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 70 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 72 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 14 10 .908 2.82
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
 
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