Hit on Goligoski Doesn’t Sit Well with Ruff

Saturday, 12.14.2013 / 7:33 PM CT / 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.

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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 76 39 25 12 215 201 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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