Seguin Ends Goal-scoring Drought

Tuesday, 01.28.2014 / 12:08 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Seguin Ends Goal-scoring Drought

Tyler Seguin’s goal scoring drought came to an end Monday night. Seguin who had gone 12 games without a goal scored twice in the Stars’ 4-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center.

“It felt good. I felt like I got a monkey off my back for sure getting that goal,” said Seguin, who also had an assist in the game. “I’ve been thinking about it, but not as much as of late because we’ve been winning games and I’ve been getting assists and creating things.”

Seguin scored off a one-timer with the Stars on a four-on-three power play to tie the game at 2-2 early in the second period. He scored off the rush late in the second to tie the game 3-3 just 16 seconds after Colorado had taken the lead.

“If the opportunities are there, it’s going to go,” Ruff said. “I thought Jamie [Benn] made a heck of a pass and it was a heck of a shot to score four-on-three. At that time it was a big goal, then he answered their third goal which was another big goal for us. “

Seguin ended the night with two goals, one assist and five shots on goal.

“On Tyler’s line, I thought Jamie had a great night, Tyler really skated well and had a great night and Val [Nichushkin] was in on some opportunities,” said Ruff.

Notes

*The Stars were 1-4 on the power play and have scored on the power play in eight straight games. They are 10-28 (35.7 percent) during that stretch. It’s the first time the Stars have scored power play goals in eight straight games since March 15-30, 2007.

*Stars forward Jamie Benn has points in four straight games (three goals, five assists).

*Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski has assists in four straight games (seven assists).

*Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar has points in four straight games (one goal, four assists).

*Stars center Tyler Seguin has points in three straight games (two goals, four assists).

*The Stars outshot the Avalanche 44-21. Erik Cole and Jamie Benn led the Stars with eight shots on goal each.

*The Stars won 29 of 55 (53 percent) of faceoffs. Jamie Benn won 8 of 14. Vernon Fiddler won 6 of 11. Rich Peverley won 5 of 8. Cody Eakin won 5 of 11.

*The Stars are 6-9-5 vs. the Central Division.

*Colorado is 13-5-2 vs. the Central Division.

Quotable

“I think we just woke up a little bit. The last few games we came out flying. They got the quick first one and the crowd kind of got out of it. We weren’t ready to play, just a little sluggish. We snapped out of it and I thought we outworked them, outskated them, outchanced them and then one of those shots gets thrown out front and it goes in off a skate. Those are tough.”

Stars center Tyler Seguin on the team’s slow start in the game

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Ray WhitneyVernon FiddlerErik Cole
Rich Peverley - Shawn HorcoffAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Aaron Rome
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Kevin Connauton

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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
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9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 54 28 33 16 61
T. Seguin 54 28 30 11 58
J. Klingberg 54 9 35 15 44
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 54 16 24 -1 40
A. Goligoski 54 4 20 17 24
C. Eakin 54 10 13 1 23
M. Janmark 54 10 10 13 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 51 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 14 5 0 .909 2.82
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