Sceviour, Mueller Solid in Win Over Blues

Wednesday, 03.12.2014 / 12:14 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Sceviour, Mueller Solid in Win Over Blues

Colton Sceviour and Chris Mueller, called up from the Texas Stars due to Rich Peverley and Alex Chiasson being out for Tuesday’s game in St. Louis, both had solid performances in Dallas’ 3-2 overtime win for the Blues.

Sceviour scored on the power play late in the first period to tie the game 1-1, knocking home the rebound of an Alex Goligoski shot. It was the fourth goal in nine games with Dallas for Sceviour, the AHL’s top goal scorer.

“He’s a hard guy not to like because he’s got quick hands around the front of the net and it seems like every game he’s in on a great opportunity or he’s making a difference,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff.

Sceviour played right wing on a line with center Cody Eakin and left wing Erik Cole. He played 17:27, had two shots on goal and won one of two faceoffs.

Mueller played 10:27 on a line with center Vernon Fiddler and left wing Antoine Roussel. He had two shots on goal and won three of five faceoffs. He almost won the game in regulation for the Stars, but his close range bid was turned away by Blues goaltender Ryan Miller with 2:16 remaining.

“I thought he was good too,” Ruff said “A couple times took a licking in the physical department, but he had a chance to win the game and I thought Ryan (Miller) made a hell of a save to keep it tied with about two minutes left in the game.”

Notes

*The Stars are 11-2-3 in their last 15 games, including 5-2-0 since the Olympic break.

*The Stars are 3-1-1 in their last five games on the road.

*The Stars have scored on the power play in five straight games and are 7-21 (33.3 percent) during that stretch.

*Stars captain Jamie Benn has scored a goal in three straight games and has points in five straight games (three goals – five assists – eight points).

*Colton Sceviour has scored four goals in nine games with Dallas this season.

*The Stars and Blues both had 30 shots in the game.

*The Stars won 35 of 66 faceoffs. Cody Eakin won 10 of 16. Vernon Fiddler won 8 of 12.

*The Stars are 8-9-5 vs. the Central Division.

*St. Louis is now 18-0-2 vs. the Central Division.

*St. Louis is 36-1-5 when scoring the first goal of the game.

*The Stars are 11-14-7 when allowing the first goal of the game.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik ColeCody EakinColton Sceviour
Antoine RousselVernon FiddlerChris Mueller
Ray WhitneyShawn HorcoffRyan Garbutt

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Kevin ConnautonSergei Gonchar

Tim Thomas
Cristopher Nilstorp

Injured: Kari Lehtonen (concussion), Rich Peverley (heart), Alex Chiasson (anxiety)

Scratched: Aaron Rome

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 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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