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Stars-Devils Notes

Friday, 01.31.2014 / 1:06 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Devils Notes
Here are some quotes from Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff following Thursday\u2019s 3-2 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Here are some quotes from Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff following Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Ruff on the team’s performance

“I thought we were awful. I thought we came out flat and could’ve dictated play with our power play in the first and we were awful from the start. We lost one-on-one battles, we got out-skated and you don’t win many games playing like that. We knew it was going to be tough. I thought in the second (period) we responded and got a little bit better, but it caught up to us. We took a bad penalty, got caught in overtime. A point is good, but you don’t like the way you played not for one second. You don’t win games playing like that. They won the battles, they won the foot races. We had a five-on-three and didn’t generate anything and I think that sums up the evening for us.”

Ruff on rallying for a point in the game

“The point is big and the fact that we battled and we had guys on their knees in front of the net for that last goal to pick up a point is big, but we are doing a little bit of that dance where we’re taking a step ahead and taking a step back, we won three and lost a game we should’ve won. We need all of the points we can get. There’s no dancing around this one, we have to pick up points. A point is good, but we need more than that and I thought as a team it was unacceptable the way we came out tonight.”

Ruff on generating nothing on the early five-on-three power play

“It was a killer. For me, that lifts their bench and puts the hammer down on ours.”

Notes

*The Stars finished their five-game homestand with a 3-1-1 record.

*The Stars had a 4-9-2 record in the month of January.

*The 16 shots on goal were a season-low for the Stars.

*The four shots the Stars registered in the first period matched a season-low for the season.

*New Jersey outshot the Stars 24-16. Cody Eakin led Dallas with three shots on goal.

*New Jersey had 18 blocked shots in the game. Defenseman Bryce Salvador had a game-high five blocks.

*The Stars were 0-3 on the power play.

*The Stars were 1-3 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars won 27 of 58 (47 percent) faceoffs. Rich Peverley won 6 of 8. Tyler Seguin won 6 of 10. Jamie Benn won 6 of 12. Cody Eakin won 3 of 14.

*The Dallas Stars are 8-10-2 vs. the Eastern Conference.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Ray WhitneyVernon FiddlerErik Cole
Rich PeverleyShawn HorcoffAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 64 23 38 -4 61
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 64 15 37 -5 52
J. Klingberg 50 10 24 2 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
C. Eakin 61 15 15 0 30
A. Hemsky 58 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 64 2 24 2 26
A. Roussel 62 12 12 -10 24
S. Horcoff 60 8 13 3 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 26 13 10 .906 2.95
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
 
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