Dallas Stars Game 82 Scoring Chances: Bottom Six Shine

Apr 7, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars rookie right wing Scott Glennie (15) chases the puck in the St. Louis Blues zone during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

The Stars season is finally in the books. In the final game of the season the Stars dropped a 3-2 decision to the St. Louis Blues with several kids in the lineup. Reilly Smith, Jordie Benn, Brendan Dillon, Tomas Vincour, and Scott Glennie were given prominent roles in the final given decent minutes to close out the season. They did well all things considered. The Stars were able to outchance the Blues 15-13.

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 4 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 5 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 6 5 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 15 13 14 11 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

The Stars played the Blues straight up in each period even though they should have been all over them in the first with three early powerplays. At even strength the Stars outchanced the Blues 14-11 with a large amount of rookies in the lineup. In a game that didn't matter in the least bit the kids played well. After the jump you can see how well.

This was only one game so no one should draw any long term conclusions, but the way in which the ice time was doled out in this one game is interesting. The Stars were trying to see what some of their kids could do in enhanced roles. Glennie, Dillon, Jordie Benn, and Smith all saw over two minutes of powerplay time. Dillon and Jordie Benn saw over two full minutes of time on the penalty kill.

Tomas Vincour played 34 seconds on special teams. Perhaps the Stars wanted to see as much of guys that they haven't seen a ton of as possible, but it's interesting to me that when looking at young players in expanded roles Vincour didn't get much of a role increase outside of playing consistently on the third line. Once again he excelled.

# Player EV PP SH
4 B. DILLON 15:11 5 6 2:07 0 0 2:41 0 2
6 T. DALEY 14:59 5 6 0:21 0 0 2:27 0 2
27 A. PARDY 15:18 6 1 1:06 0 0 2:34 1 0
33 A. GOLIGOSKI 19:08 4 4 3:04 0 0 1:59 0 0
36 P. LARSEN 16:57 3 3 3:04 0 0 1:54 0 0
58 J. BENN 12:28 5 2 2:33 0 0 2:15 1 0
10 B. MORROW 10:47 3 2 2:43 0 0 0:51 0 0
14 J. BENN 15:08 2 5 2:46 0 0 1:53 0 2
15 S. GLENNIE 7:01 1 1 2:34 0 0 0:00 0 0
16 A. BURISH 9:55 3 2 0:06 0 0 2:25 1 0
18 R. SMITH 9:21 0 3 2:43 0 0 0:24 0 0
21 L. ERIKSSON 14:48 4 5 2:46 0 0 2:02 0 2
23 T. WANDELL 11:38 2 3 0:06 0 0 0:51 0 0
24 E. NYSTROM 11:04 7 1 0:25 0 0 1:44 0 0
38 V. FIDDLER 9:22 5 1 0:30 0 0 2:26 1 0
40 R. GARBUTT 9:14 5 1 0:06 0 0 1:14 0 0
73 M. RYDER 15:15 0 5 2:51 0 0 0:00 0 0
81 T. VINCOUR 12:26 7 1 0:34 0 0 0:00 0 0

The Stars top players against the Blues were Vincour and Eric Nystrom at +6 chances. Vernon Fiddler was +4. They've struggled as a unit for most of the season, but after adding Vincour's possession skills to the line they were much better. Adam Pardy was also +5.

The rookies were hit or miss. Ryan Garbutt was +4. Jordie Benn was +3. Glennie was even in seven minutes. Reilly Smith struggled again at -3 chances in 9:21. Garbutt was particularly good in what appeared to be his best game of the season, and best in about a month.

Team Period Time Note DAL Opponent
DAL 1 16:30 Pardy 24 27 31 38 58 81 5 10 20 21 22 41 5v5
DAL 1 16:13 Vincour 24 27 31 38 58 81 5 10 20 21 22 41 5v5
DAL 1 16:08 Vincour 24 27 31 38 58 81 5 10 20 21 22 41 5v5
DAL 1 6:20 Burish 16 27 31 38 58 4 10 20 21 25 41 4v5
STL 1 5:08 Langenbrunner 4 6 14 18 21 31 5 15 17 27 41 57 5v5
STL 1 4:58 Langenbrunner 4 6 14 18 21 31 5 15 17 27 41 57 5v5
STL 1 3:18 Shattenkirk 4 6 15 21 23 31 5 22 41 42 57 74 5v5
STL 1 0:45 Shattenkirk 4 6 21 31 73 17 22 25 27 41 4v4
STL 2 18:51 Perron 6 14 24 31 33 73 4 41 42 46 57 74 5v5
DAL 2 18:15 Daley 4 6 24 31 38 81 4 9 17 25 41 46 5v5
DAL 2 17:40 Burish 4 6 10 16 31 40 5 22 41 42 57 74 5v5
DAL 2 14:45 Garbutt 4 6 24 31 40 81 5 9 17 22 25 41 5v5
STL 2 11:28 Backes 10 16 23 31 33 36 6 41 42 46 57 74 5v5
STL 2 10:03 Schwartz 14 18 31 33 36 73 6 9 12 26 27 41 5v5
DAL 2 7:34 Burish 4 6 10 16 23 31 5 10 21 22 41 74 5v5
DAL 2 3:00 Dillon 4 6 14 21 31 6 10 21 27 41 4v4
STL 2 1:34 Oshie 4 31 38 58 73 6 27 41 42 74 4v4
DAL 3 17:29 Ryder 24 27 31 33 38 81 6 9 12 26 27 41 5v5
DAL 3 15:43 Garbutt 10 16 31 33 36 40 6 15 17 25 27 41 5v5
STL 3 15:14 Crombeen 10 16 31 33 36 40 6 9 12 26 27 41 5v5
DAL 3 13:04 Eriksson 15 21 23 31 33 36 4 27 41 42 57 74 5v5
DAL 3 10:51 Eriksson 21 27 31 40 58 4 21 22 41 57 4v4
DAL 3 10:51 Garbutt,g 21 27 31 40 58 4 21 22 41 57 4v4
STL 3 10:15 McDonald 4 6 23 31 73 6 10 20 27 41 4v4
STL 3 8:51 Stewart 14 21 27 31 58 81 4 15 17 25 41 46 5v5
STL 3 6:39 Perron 4 6 14 21 31 4 41 42 46 57 74 4v5
STL 3 6:17 Perron,g 4 6 14 21 31 22 41 42 46 57 74 4v5
DAL 3 3:04 Larsen,g 14 24 31 33 36 81 5 22 41 42 57 74 5v5

That's a wrap for the season. Full season totals and other applications of what we saw will be coming in the next few weeks plus who knows how many other protects to fill my time until September.


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