Stars-Coyotes Notes

Wednesday, 02.5.2014 / 12:08 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Coyotes Notes

The Dallas Stars are on a nice little run, winning five of their last seven games (5-1-1) and keeping pucks out of their net has been a big part of it. In all five of those wins the Stars have allowed one goal or fewer and in three of those games they’ve allowed no goals.

“It’s just working hard in your own end. The guys are coming to play every night, everyone is working hard and it’s fun to be a part of,” Stars forward Ryan Garbutt said after Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Phoenix. “If you’re winning games every night it doesn’t matter what the score is. You just come out and battle every night. If you are in those close games you have to battle even harder. It’s pretty easy when you have a goaltender like Kari Lehtonen in net.”

The Stars have allowed nine goals over the last seven games for an average of 1.29 per game. They’ve allowed just 23.7 shots per game during that stretch. And their team save percentage is .946 over the last seven games.

Quotable

“I think we’ve been skating well. We’ve been wearing the other team down with our speed and tenacity. That’s what keeps us in the game every night and made us win tonight.”

-Stars forward Antoine Roussel on the Stars’ recent play

Notes

*The Stars are 5-1-1 over their last seven games.

*The Stars have allowed one goal or fewer in five of their last seven games and have allowed a total of nine goals during that stretch.

*The Stars won for the first time this season when registering 40 or more shots in a game. They are now 1-4-3 in those games.

*The Stars outshot the Coyotes 40-28. Tyler Seguin led the Stars with seven shots on goal.

*The Stars were 1-4 on the power play and 2-2 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars won 29 of 57 (51 percent) of faceoffs. Cody Eakin won 9 of 15. Jamie Benn won 6 of 10. Rich Peverley won 4 of 6. Vernon Fiddler won 8 of 16.

*Tyler Seguin ran his points streak to six games (three goals, seven assists).

*The Stars improved to 12-2-2 vs. the Pacific Division.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik ColeCody EakinRich Peverley
Antoine RousselVernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt
Ray WhitneyShawn HorcoffAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie Benn
Brenden 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

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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