Stars-Flames Notes

Friday, 11.15.2013 / 12:26 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Flames Notes

The Stars have struggled in the second games of back-to-back sets in recent seasons, but they found a way to get the job done Thursday night in Calgary.

The Stars got to off to a pretty good start against the Flames, scored the all-important first goal, extended the lead with a big second period and won on the second night of a back-to-back for the first time this season, routing the Flames 7-3.

“I was happy with the way we came out,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “In the first ten minutes we wanted to make sure we were crisp, we were sharp and pucks were going deep and we were making plays. I don’t think we really got the start we wanted on the offensive side, but we got going seven or eight minutes into the period.”

“I know our back-to-back record is like four wins in the last 20-plus tries, so we really stressed on it going into tonight’s game,” said Stars center Tyler Seguin. “After the first [period] we were up one, but I actually saw Calgary play San Jose the other night and come back, and everyone stressed it in the dressing room and we came out hard in the second.”

The Stars are 1-3-0 this season in the second game of back-to-backs and they are now 5-20-2 in those games dating back to the 2011-12 season.

Notes

*Jamie Benn set career highs in assists (5) and points (6) in a game.

*Tyler Seguin set career highs in goals (4) and points (5) in a game.

*Benn was the first Star to register 6 points in a game since Mike Modano did it vs. Anaheim on February 1, 1995.

*Seguin was the first Star to score 4 goals in a game since Jussi Jokinen scored 4 against Colorado in November of 2007.

*Seguin now has 12 goals on the season and is tied for 12th in the NHL.

*Seguin and Benn both have 22 points and are tied for 5th in the NHL.

*Trevor Daley, Alex Goligoski and Valeri Nichushkin all were a plus-4 in the game.

*The Stars outshot the Flames 32-28.

*Seguin led the Stars with 6 shots.

*The Stars won 29 of 60 (48 percent) of faceoffs. Vernon Fiddler won 7 of 12. Travis Morin won 7 of 13.

*The Stars were 1-3 on the power play and 1-2 on the penalty kill.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik Cole
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Shawn Horcoff
Vernon FiddlerRich Peverley
Antoine Roussel
Travis MorinRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski
Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Injured: Ray Whitney (lower body)

Scratched: Lane MacDermid, 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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 53 28 31 15 59
T. Seguin 53 28 28 10 56
J. Klingberg 53 8 35 14 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 53 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 53 10 13 1 23
A. Goligoski 53 3 20 17 23
M. Janmark 53 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 51 8 10 5 18
V. Nichushkin 50 6 12 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .907 2.82
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