The Dallas Stars' power play started the season on fire, but it's gone cold the last four weeks -- and Monday night, it proved costly. The Stars misfired on four power-play opportunities in a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at American Airlines Center.
"This was not the result we wanted," said Stars forward Alexander Radulov. "We weren't good on the power play, and that basically cost us points."
The Stars had three chances on the power play in the first period with a chance to take the lead in the game, but they managed just one shot on goal. Meanwhile, the Blue Jackets were able to get off three shorthanded shots on the three Dallas power plays and then cashed in on their first power play of the game to take a 1-0 lead early in the second.
The Stars had another power play late in the third with a chance to tie the game, but they were unable to get a shot on goal.