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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 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 62 40 18 4 192 153 84
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 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 62 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 62 15 37 -3 52
E. Cole 57 18 15 4 33
T. Daley 59 16 16 -9 32
J. Klingberg 48 10 22 2 32
C. Eakin 59 14 14 -2 28
A. Hemsky 56 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 62 2 24 2 26
A. Roussel 60 12 11 -11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 10 .905 2.97
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
 
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