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.
*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.
Jamie Benn – Tyler Seguin – Valeri Nichushkin
Antoine Roussel – Cody Eakin – Ryan Garbutt
Shawn Horcoff – Vernon Fiddler – Colton Sceviour
Ray Whitney – Dustin Jeffrey – Alex Chiasson
Alex Goligoski – Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn – Brenden Dillon
Aaron Rome – Sergei Gonchar
Injured: Erik Cole (upper body), Rich Peverley (irregular heartbeat)
Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Chris Mueller
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