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 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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 77 28 46 -6 74
T. Seguin 67 35 35 -4 70
J. Spezza 77 17 42 -3 59
J. Klingberg 60 11 27 3 38
C. Eakin 73 17 19 -5 36
T. Daley 63 16 20 -10 36
A. Goligoski 77 4 31 -2 35
A. Hemsky 71 11 21 -5 32
S. Horcoff 73 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 75 12 15 -5 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 16 10 .906 2.88
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.25
 
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