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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 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 48 28 25 1 53
J. Benn 48 16 28 -2 44
J. Spezza 48 8 27 -4 35
T. Daley 45 12 12 -7 24
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 48 1 22 8 23
A. Roussel 48 11 11 -1 22
C. Eakin 45 9 13 8 22
J. Klingberg 34 7 13 8 20
A. Hemsky 45 8 11 -6 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 20 11 7 .903 2.99
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
 
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