Stars-Rangers Notes

Friday, 01.10.2014 / 10:43 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Rangers Notes
Stars coach Lindy Ruff put the line of Antoine Roussel, Cody Eakin and Ryan Garbutt back together for Friday night\u2019s game against the New York Rangers, and it paid some dividends.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff put the line of Antoine Roussel, Cody Eakin and Ryan Garbutt back together for Friday night’s game against the New York Rangers, and it paid some dividends.

That line was the Stars’ best on the night, producing both Dallas goals in the game. All three players were a plus-two on the night.

“I thought they were fabulous,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “Skated well, backed them off. I thought all three of them gave us a tremendous game.”

Along with the two goals, the trio created some other good chances including an Eakin shot that rang off the post in the third period with the game tied 2-2. The three combined for six shots on goal and a total 15 shots directed towards the net.

“I think the last few games we haven’t been at our best,” Eakin said. “We are at our best when we are all moving our feet and shooting the puck, making it hard on the defense and I think we did that tonight for the most part.”

Notes

*The Stars have been outscored 22-10 during their five game losing streak.

*All five losses have come to Eastern Conference teams.

*The Stars are now 6-8-1 vs. the Eastern Conference.

*The Rangers outshot the Stars 34-26. Jamie Benn led the Stars with five shots on goal.

*The Stars were 0-1 on the power play and 2-3 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars 28-73 (38 percent) on faceoffs. Jamie Benn won 5 of 11. Cody Eakin won 8 of 19. Vernon Fiddler won 6 of 18. Rich Peverley won 5 of 15. New York’s Derick Brassard won 15 of 21.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Erik ColeRich PeverleyAlex Chiasson
Shawn HorcoffVernon FiddlerRay Whitney

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Brenden DillonJordie Benn
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Dustin Jeffrey

Injured: Stephane Robidas (leg)

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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
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7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
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12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 76 28 44 -4 72
T. Seguin 66 34 35 -1 69
J. Spezza 76 16 41 -3 57
J. Klingberg 59 11 27 6 38
C. Eakin 72 17 19 -2 36
T. Daley 62 16 19 -9 35
A. Goligoski 76 4 31 0 35
A. Hemsky 70 11 21 -6 32
S. Horcoff 72 11 17 8 28
V. Fiddler 74 12 14 -6 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 15 10 .907 2.84
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
 
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