Stars-Blues Notes

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 12:00 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Blues Notes

For the second straight game the Stars received a strong dose of secondary scoring. Colton Sceviour scored two goals and Cody Eakin and Antoine Roussel also scored in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Over the last five games, which the Stars have won four, 16 of the 18 goals have been scored by guys other than top line big guns Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. In the seven games before that Seguin and Benn had scored 12 of the team’s 21 goals.

“If you can get that secondary scoring, which again tonight was real important for us, it takes the pressure off that [top] line that’s been carrying us for the last six or seven weeks,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff.

Rome leaves game

Stars defenseman Aaron Rome left the game in the second period and did not return. There was no official word from the Stars, but according to the team’s television broadcast he left due to a lower body injury.

Notes

*The Stars are 4-1-0 in their last five games.

*The Stars are 9-6-1 since the Olympic break.

*St. Louis had a 10-game home points streak snapped, losing in regulation for the first time at home since January 18 (vs. Anaheim).

*The Stars were 0-3 on the power play and 2-4 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars outscored the Blues 4-0 during five-on-five play.

*The Blues outshot the Stars 35-27. Vernon Fiddler led the Stars with five shots on goal.

*The Stars won 26 of 63 faceoffs (37 percent). Fiddler won 13 of 21. Cody Eakin won 9 of 20. Jamie Benn won 4 of 11. Tyler Seguin won 0 of 5.

*Stars defensemen Brenden Dillon and Jordie Benn were both a plus-three in the game.

*Dallas improved to 11-11-5 vs. the Central Division.

*The Blues dropped to 21-2-2 vs. the Central.

*Stars forward Colton Sceviour has scored three goals in the last two games.

*Stars center Tyler Seguin had an 11-game points streak snapped.

Goligoski gets fourth assist in Friday’s game

There was a scoring change in the Stars’ 7-3 win over Nashville on Friday that resulted in defenseman Alex Goligoski picking up a fourth assist, giving him a career-high four-point night.

The seventh goal of the game, which was scored by Cody Eakin, now has assists going to Ryan Garbutt and Goligoski. The secondary assist originally was credited to Antoine Roussel.

So, Goligoski ended up with four assists and a plus-five rating in the game.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Shawn HorcoffVernon FiddlerColton Sceviour
Ray WhitneyDustin JeffreyAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Aaron Rome
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Tim Thomas

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

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Chris Mueller

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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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 10 5 9 6 14
J. Spezza 10 4 7 2 11
C. Eakin 10 1 7 2 8
P. Sharp 10 4 2 1 6
R. Faksa 10 3 2 2 5
A. Goligoski 10 3 2 -5 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
J. Klingberg 10 1 3 -3 4
A. Hemsky 10 1 3 -1 4
M. Janmark 9 1 3 -1 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 5 1 0 .906 2.58
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .872 3.33
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