Stars-Panthers Notes

Sunday, 04.6.2014 / 8:44 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Panthers Notes

The Dallas Stars power play scored Sunday evening, snapping a 0-18 drought on the team’s five-game road trip.

Tyler Seguin tallied on the team’s third power play chance of the night to give the Stars a 2-0 lead early in the second period. The Stars were 1-6 on the power play in the game and had 10 power play shots on goal.

“I think after we changed and we put Jamie [Benn] around the front and put two D out there, we spent most of the time in the zone,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “We had a lot of good looks, couple of redirections. It looked like a power play again.”

Still, the power play could have been a difference maker in the game, which the Stars lost 3-2. It missed on a brief five-on-three late in the first period and couldn’t cash in on a late power play chance in third that could have tied the game.

“We need to step up as a group, find a way to score,” said Benn. “Said in the past it could make a difference and it’s got to make a difference tonight, in a game like that when you have so many opportunities.”

Mueller recalled again, assigned to Texas again

The Stars called up forward Chris Mueller from the Texas Stars of the AHL Sunday just in case Antoine Roussel was unable to play due to the hit to the head he took in Saturday night’s game. Roussel was fine, so Mueller was then assigned back to Texas.

Sunday’s two transactions were the 13th and 14th involving Mueller in a 34-day span. He’s been recalled seven times by Dallas and reassigned to Texas seven times since March 4.

Notes

*The Stars are 11-8-1 since the Olympic break.

*The Stars went 3-2-0 during their stretch of five straight games on the road.

*The Stars outshot the Panthers 37-24. Jamie Benn led the Stars with eight shots on goal.

*The Stars were 1-6 on the power play and 1-1 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars won 30 of 67 faceoffs (45 percent). Cody Eakin won 10 of 18. Jamie Benn won 7 of 16. Vernon Fiddler and Dustin Jeffrey both won 3 of 11.

*Defenseman Patrik Nemeth led the Stars with four blocked shots.

*The Stars are 13-16-2 vs. the Eastern Conference.

*Stars forward Tyler Seguin has scored a goal in four consecutive games.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Shawn HorcoffVernon FiddlerColton Sceviour
Erik ColeDustin JeffreyAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Patrik NemethSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Tim Thomas

Injured: Ray Whitney (lower body), Aaron Rome (lower body) Rich Peverley (irregular heartbeat)

Scratched: Kevin Connauton

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 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 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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