DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars are the only team in the NHL yet to lose consecutive games this season, a trend coach Lindy Ruff wants to continue against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday at American Airlines Center (8:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, FS-SW, SNP).
“Well, I feel we get back to playing just solid two-way hockey [after a loss],” Ruff said. “We’ve been good at getting right back to the game we need to play, so it’s led to success for us.”
Ruff is keeping his forward lines intact from a 7-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, which ended a five-game winning streak for Dallas (17-5-0).
“It brings you back down to earth,” captain Jamie Benn said. “You learn that any team can come in here and whip your butt. It was embarrassing for us, especially in our home rink and in front of our home fans. We don’t want that to happen again.”