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\u2019s game in St. Louis.

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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 76 28 44 -4 72
T. Seguin 66 34 35 -1 69
J. Spezza 76 16 41 -3 57
J. Klingberg 59 11 27 6 38
C. Eakin 72 17 19 -2 36
T. Daley 62 16 19 -9 35
A. Goligoski 76 4 31 0 35
A. Hemsky 70 11 21 -6 32
S. Horcoff 72 11 17 8 28
V. Fiddler 74 12 14 -6 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 15 10 .907 2.84
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
 
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