Stars-Sharks Notes

Thursday, 02.6.2014 / 1:40 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Sharks Notes
Wednesday\u2019s overtime loss to San Jose gave the Stars a 1-6 record in games that have been settled in four-on-four overtime this season.

Wednesday’s overtime loss to San Jose gave the Stars a 1-6 record in games that have been settled in four-on-four overtime this season. In a tight playoff race, those are some valuable points left on the table.

“It’s something we talked about right after the game. That’s an area we have to improve in. It’s not good enough,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “Those extra points are there. We lost coverage again on the goal and they made us pay for it.”

The Stars lost Wednesday in San Jose when Sharks forward Tommy Wingels got open in the front of the Dallas net, took a pass and scored from close range.

“I think for the most part, we look at some of our losses, they’ve been coverage situations,” said Ruff. “Some of them have been penalty kill situations, 4-on-3 in overtime, but the majority have been coverage where we haven’t read our coverage and that’s exactly what this one was tonight.”

The Stars are 3-4 in shootouts this season, giving them a 4-10 record in games that have been settled beyond regulation this season.

Notes

*The Stars are 5-1-2 in their last eight games.

*The Stars have allowed 11 goals over the last eight games (1.38 per game).

*The Stars allowed 21 shots on goal and have allowed 23.4 shots per game over the last eight games.

*The Stars were 0-1 on the power play and 3-3 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars won 38 of 74 (51 percent) of faceoffs in the game. Cody Eakin won 12 of 20. Rich Peverley won 5 of 7. Jamie Benn won 8 of 16. Vernon Fiddler won 5 of 15.

*Stars forward Antoine Roussel had a game-high six hits.

*The Stars are 11-2-3 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 BennBrenden Dillon
Kevin ConnautonSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Aaron Rome, 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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 75 27 44 -6 71
T. Seguin 65 33 34 -3 67
J. Spezza 75 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 58 10 27 5 37
C. Eakin 71 17 17 -4 34
A. Goligoski 75 4 30 -1 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 69 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 71 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 73 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 15 10 .907 2.84
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
 
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