Seguin Ends Goal-scoring Drought

Tuesday, 01.28.2014 / 1:08 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski

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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 80 37 47 16 84
J. Benn 81 34 45 21 79
A. Goligoski 81 6 36 9 42
C. Eakin 81 16 19 -9 35
A. Chiasson 79 13 22 -21 35
V. Nichushkin 79 14 20 20 34
R. Garbutt 75 17 15 10 32
R. Whitney 69 9 23 -6 32
R. Peverley 62 7 23 -3 30
E. Cole 75 16 13 -17 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 20 10 .919 2.41
T. Thomas 18 24 4 .908 2.88
 
 
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