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 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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