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.”
*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.
Injured: Stephane Robidas (leg)