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 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 53 28 31 15 59
T. Seguin 53 28 28 10 56
J. Klingberg 53 8 35 14 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 53 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 53 10 13 1 23
A. Goligoski 53 3 20 17 23
M. Janmark 53 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 51 8 10 5 18
V. Nichushkin 50 6 12 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .907 2.82
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