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Razor With an Edge: Duos

Wednesday, 03.19.2014 / 4:02 PM / Razor With An Edge
By Daryl "Razor" Reaugh
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Razor With an Edge: Duos
Has there been another duo in the NHL greater than Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin? Razor breaks down the numbers on the Stars\' one-two punch.

Optics and statistics suggest that there is only one "more impactful to team fortunes" duo in the league this season than the Stars pair of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. That would be the dynamic Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in Anaheim with the Ducks.

Immediately Penguin-huggers in Pittsburgh will sound the travesty and blasphemy alarms because their beloved Sidney Crosby-Chris Kunitz and Evgeni Malkin-James Neal 'pro-mances' aren't at the head of this class.

Well, here's why they aren't:

• The drop in points from Crosby to Kunitz is 30 points, with Malkin in between. (Yes, if we must, 'Malkin in the Middle')

• The chasm between Malkin and Neal, both of whom have missed time this season, is 17

points...with Kunitz between them.

So blow it out your egg dispensers Penguin Nation.

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn? Only a three-goal and six-point gap separates them. But the bigger evidence is the drop in points to the next Stars scorer - that cliff is 32 points. Thirty-two points down to Alex Goligoski. Plus, the pairing on the top line has been virtually exclusive since the first day of training camp in Ft. Worth.

Those two Ducks? Getzlaf and Perry have combined for 65 goals, that's more than the next four leading Ducks goal scorers combined, and they boast identical +26 ratings (To contrast, Ovechkin is -31). As far as points, it's the same six-point difference between them as that gap between Seguin and Benn, and then 23 points down to Nick Bonino who is third in team scoring. The kicker might be Game Winning Goals. 'Getz-Erry' has scored 16 of these (the Ducks have 45 wins.) 'Benn-Eguin' have posted 8.

So with 14 games remaining let’s just bow our heads at the glory that has been year one of Seguin & Benn, Benn & Seguin and their propulsion of this team's attack.

And keep the fingers crossed that we get to see the show past mid-April.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
7 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 34 17 15 2 98 92 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 31 23 16 7 39
J. Benn 31 9 19 1 28
J. Spezza 31 6 18 -9 24
T. Daley 31 7 9 -13 16
A. Roussel 31 7 9 -3 16
C. Eakin 28 6 7 5 13
A. Goligoski 31 1 12 2 13
S. Horcoff 31 4 7 0 11
E. Cole 30 5 5 -5 10
R. Garbutt 23 5 5 -5 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 13 7 5 .907 2.89
A. Lindback 0 5 0 .861 4.63
 
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