Stars-Coyotes Notes

Wednesday, 02.05.2014 / 1:08 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski

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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 4 3 1 1 4
S. Horcoff 4 0 4 4 4
C. Sceviour 4 1 2 3 3
C. Eakin 4 1 2 0 3
A. Roussel 4 0 3 2 3
R. Garbutt 4 2 0 2 2
V. Fiddler 4 1 1 0 2
A. Goligoski 4 1 1 4 2
A. Chiasson 4 1 1 -4 2
T. Seguin 4 1 1 3 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 2 2 0 .921 2.28
 
 
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