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Hit on Goligoski Doesn’t Sit Well with Ruff

Saturday, 12.14.2013 / 8:33 PM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Hit on Goligoski Doesn\u2019t Sit Well with Ruff
A key moment of Saturday\u2019s game was Jets forward Anthony Peluso hitting Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski from behind late in the second period.

A key moment of Saturday’s game was Jets forward Anthony Peluso hitting Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski from behind late in the second period, taking a major penalty and the Stars scoring twice on the resulting five-minute power play to turn a 3-3 game into a 5-3 lead heading into the second intermission.

Peluso’s hit on Goligoski did not sit well with Stars coach Lindy Ruff.

“I thought the Peluso hit was a joke, for a guy that plays that amount of time and runs a guy like Goligoski from behind. What’s he play, three or four minutes a game? Go run one of our bigger guys,” Ruff said.

Goligoski, who suffered a cut on his head, headed to the locker room for repairs. He did return for the third period.

“It was gutsy of him to come back. It cut him open,” said Ruff. “Those are the hits you want to get rid of. Let’s be serious, the hit was stupid, it’s something we want to get rid of and there is really no place for it. There were some good hits. (Antoine) Roussel got hit hard a couple times, we hit a guy into the bench. It was a hard-hitting game, there was a lot of emotion in the game. But we don’t have any room for that.”

Peluso’s penalty came less than a minute after the Jets had tied the game on a Blake Wheeler goal.

“Any time you take a five minute major it’s never a good situation. It put us in a tough situation,” said Jets coach Claude Noel. “They scored two goals there, the difference in the game. “

Sceviour pots first NHL goal

Stars forward Colton Sceviour, playing his first game of the season for Dallas and the third of his NHL career, scored his first NHL goal. Sceviour scored early in the third period, beating Jets goaltender Al Montoya with a backhand shot on a breakaway.

Sceviour, who played right wing on a line with left wing Antoine Roussel and center Shawn Horcoff, played 14:11 and had five shots on goal.

Notes

*The Stars scored 6-plus goals on the road for the second time this season. They are one of only three teams to do that this season, joining Chicago and Ottawa.

*The Stars improved to 3-6-3 against the Central Division. The Jets are now 3-11-3 vs. the Central.

*The Stars were 2-5 on the power play. It was the second time the Stars have scored multiple power play goals in a game this season, both times in Winnipeg.

*The Stars were 3-4 on the penalty kill.

*The Jets outshot the Stars 38-32.

*Jamie Benn and Colton Sceviour led the Stars with 5 shots each.

*The Stars won 30 of 62 (48 percent) of faceoffs. Shawn Horcoff won 8 of 15. Rich Peverley won 7 of 11. Cody Eakin won 3 of 13.

*The multi-goal game was Jamie Benn’s second of the season.

*Tyler Seguin’s two goals gave him four multi-goal games this season.

*The four assists in the game were a single-game career high for Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar.

*Colton Sceviour scored his first NHL goal in his third NHL game.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik ColeCody EakinAlex Chiasson
Ray WhitneyRich PeverleyRyan Garbutt
Antoine RousselShawn HorcoffColton Sceviour

Alex GoligoskiBrenden Dillon
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar
Kevin ConnautonJamie Oleksiak

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Injured: Vernon Fiddler (upper body), Trevor Daley (ankle), Stephane Robidas (leg)

Scratched: Jordie Benn, Dustin Jeffrey

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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 63 23 37 -3 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 63 15 37 -5 52
E. Cole 57 18 15 4 33
T. Daley 60 16 17 -10 33
J. Klingberg 49 10 23 1 33
C. Eakin 60 14 14 -2 28
A. Hemsky 57 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 63 2 24 1 26
A. Roussel 61 12 11 -11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 10 .905 2.97
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
 
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