Stars-Red Wings Notes: Working Overtime

Friday, 11.08.2013 / 8:48 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski

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 - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 2 1 1 -1 2
C. Sceviour 2 1 1 0 2
A. Chiasson 2 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 2 1 0 0 1
R. Garbutt 2 1 0 1 1
S. Horcoff 2 0 1 1 1
T. Daley 2 0 1 -1 1
A. Goligoski 2 0 1 1 1
J. Benn 2 0 1 1 1
A. Roussel 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 0 2 0 .870 3.56
 
 
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