Stars-Jets Notes

Tuesday, 03.25.2014 / 12:17 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Jets Notes
Stars forward Erik Cole missed his second straight game Monday night due to an upper body injury

Cole still out

Stars forward Erik Cole missed his second straight game Monday night due to an upper body injury. Cole will miss a third straight game Tuesday night. Stars coach Lindy Ruff said that Cole will not travel with the team to Chicago. Cole remains listed as day to day.

Jets’ Wheeler crashes into open bench gate, but returns for final shift

Jets forward Blake Wheeler was hurting pretty bad late in the third period when he took a hit and then crashed into an open gate at the Dallas Stars bench. Wheeler was down on the ice briefly, and then was helped down the tunnel between the benches and to the Winnipeg locker room. But a short time later he was back on the ice, taking a shift as the Jets pushed for the tying goal in the final minute of the game.

“You saw him walking out there. You know how he’s feeling right now,” said Jets coach Paul Maurice. “Those are the things that you can hang your hat on and improve going forward. You get a guy that takes a hit like that, that’s hurting the way he is and comes back out on the bench and gives you a jump.”

Notes

*The Stars have points in six straight games at home (5-0-1) and are 7-1-1 in their last nine games at American Airlines Center.

*The Stars are now 7-5-1 since the Olympic break.

*Stars center Tyler Seguin, who scored a goal, ran his points streak to nine games (seven goals, nine assists, 16 points)

*Seguin is currently tied for fourth in scoring in the NHL with 74 points (32 goals, 42 assists). He is tied for sixth in goals with 32.

*The Stars were 2-4 on the power play and 2-3 on the penalty kill.

*The Jets outshot the Stars 33-27. Tyler Seguin led the Stars with four shots on goal.

*Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon had a game-high eight blocked shots.

*Dallas won 31 of 72 faceoffs (43 percent). Tyler Seguin won 7 of 12. Cody Eakin won 11 of 24. Vernon Fiddler won 5 of 15. Jamie Benn won 3 of 11.

*The Stars are 9-10-5 vs. the Central Division.

*The Jets are 9-14-5 vs. the Central Division.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Ray WhitneyCody EakinColton Sceviour
Antoine RousselVernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt
Shawn HorcoffDustin JeffreyAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Tim Thomas

Scratched: Kevin Connauton

Injured: Erik Cole (upper body), Rich Peverley (irregular heartbeat)

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 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 77 28 46 -6 74
T. Seguin 67 35 35 -4 70
J. Spezza 77 17 42 -3 59
J. Klingberg 60 11 27 3 38
C. Eakin 73 17 19 -5 36
T. Daley 63 16 20 -10 36
A. Goligoski 77 4 31 -2 35
A. Hemsky 71 11 21 -5 32
S. Horcoff 73 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 75 12 15 -5 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 16 10 .906 2.88
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.25
 
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