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Stars-Predators Notes

Tuesday, 01.21.2014 / 2:44 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Predators Notes
There have been plenty of things that have gone wrong for the Stars during their 1-8-1 slide including giving up goals late in periods.

There have been plenty of things that have gone wrong for the Stars during their 1-8-1 slide. One of the issues has been giving up goals late in periods.

The Stars gave up a goal with 31.2 seconds left in the second period Monday that allowed the Predators to extend their lead from 2-1 to 3-1. It was the seventh time over the last ten games that the Stars have allowed a team to score in the final two minutes of a period.

“You don’t want to be giving those things up in a hockey game,” said Stars captain Jamie Benn. “They’re going to happen, that was a tough one to swallow. We only scored one anyway, so it didn’t matter.”

Benn and Seguin split up, then reunited

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin started Monday’s game on separate lines, but eventually they were reunited as the Stars fell behind and had trouble generating offense. For a while Ray Whitney played with Benn and Seguin and then Erik Cole moved up on that line.

Quotable: Nashville forward Matt Cullen on the Antoine Roussel-Kevin Klein fight in the game

“It was just a great scrap. I‘ve been in a few of those and the bottom line is that that is what takes the most courage in the whole sport. Dropping the gloves and engaging like that for your teammates and that was just some scrap and the guys responded really well from that. That’s how you get a little space out there; guys are looking around over their shoulder after you have one like that.”

Notes

*The Stars are 0-4-1 in their last five road games.

*During their 1-8-1 slide, the Stars have been outscored 39-22.

*The Stars have scored two goals or fewer in seven of their last ten games.

*The Stars have allowed four goals or more in six of their last ten games.

*The Stars have scored on the power play in four straight games for the first time this season. The Stars were 1-2 in Monday’s game and are 4-12 (33 percent) on the power play over the last four games.

*The Stars were 2-2 on the penalty kill and have not allowed a power play goal in consecutive games since going four straight games without allowing one from Dec. 19-27.

*The Stars outshot Nashville 36-23, including 19-3 in the final period.

*Jamie Benn led the Stars with five shots on goal.

*The Stars won 29 of 64 (45 percent) of faceoffs.

*Jamie Benn won 8 of 14 faceoffs. Rich Peverley won 5 of 7. Cody Eakin and Vernon Fiddler both won 5 of 11. Tyler Seguin won 2 of 10.

Stars lineup

Antoine RousselTyler SeguinRich Peverley
Jamie BennCody EakinAlex Chiasson
Erik ColeVernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt
Dustin JeffreyShawn HorcoffRay Whitney

Alex GoligoskiBrenden Dillon
Trevor DaleyKevin Connauton
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Valeri Nichushkin, Jordie Benn

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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 64 41 16 7 192 155 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 63 23 37 -3 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 63 15 37 -5 52
E. Cole 57 18 15 4 33
T. Daley 60 16 17 -10 33
J. Klingberg 49 10 23 1 33
C. Eakin 60 14 14 -2 28
A. Hemsky 57 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 63 2 24 1 26
A. Roussel 61 12 11 -11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 10 .905 2.97
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
 
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