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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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