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’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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 10 5 9 6 14
J. Spezza 10 4 7 2 11
C. Eakin 10 1 7 2 8
P. Sharp 10 4 2 1 6
R. Faksa 10 3 2 2 5
A. Goligoski 10 3 2 -5 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
J. Klingberg 10 1 3 -3 4
A. Hemsky 10 1 3 -1 4
M. Janmark 9 1 3 -1 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 5 1 0 .906 2.58
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .872 3.33
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