Dallas Stars Roster Analysis: Erik Cole, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn Lead Team In Scoring In Past Week

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Erik Cole had a five point week while Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn had four points each as the Stars took points in three of their four games.

In this weekly feature, I look at where individuals are trending to in this handy-dandy table format. The analysis of each person is done solely by me and my observations -- sometimes I do it by committee with other writers, but I've got the ultimate say. So if you disagree on any of these, feel free to tell me in the comments! Who doesn't like a good ol' hockey debate?

The Dallas Stars went 2-1-1, earning points in three of the four games against tough opposition: Los Angeles Kings, St Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, and Montreal Canadiens.

Jamie BENN
4gp, 3-1-4, -4

Comments: Jamie Benn scored at a point per game pace this week, but he's also been on the wrong side defensively at even strength.

Jordie BENN
4gp, 0-2-2, +1

Comments: Jordie Benn had really good outings against Nashville and St Louis, but was overexposed at times against Montreal's speedy game.

3gp, 0-2-2, -2

Comments: Alex Chiasson returned from the flu looking like he'd lost some weight. He continues to put up points but he's got to feel snake-bitten in the goal scoring department, as his goalless streak runs to 12.

4gp, 4-1-5, +3

Comments: Erik Cole owns all the goals.

4gp, 0-2-2, Even

Comments: Kevin Connauton has been great in helping start the offense from the blueline, but when he enters his own zone it can sometimes be an adventure.

Trevor DALEY

Comments: Trevor Daley remains on IR with a high ankle sprain, but he's been skating with pads on so that's a step towards a return.

Brenden DILLON
4gp, 1-1-2, +1

Comments: Brenden Dillon looks mighty comfortable playing large minutes lately. His goal against Montreal was a laser of a shot.

4gp, 0-2-2, Even

Comments: Cody Eakin has been killing it on the faceoff dot for most of the games last week, and he's helping to create offense on sheer puck pursuit alone.


Comments: Dan Ellis hasn't gotten a start since December 17th, but with Lehtonen giving up five last night, he may get one soon.

4gp, 0-0-0, Even

Comments: Vernon Fiddler was serviceable on the penalty kill and continued his strong faceoffs.

4gp, 2-0-2, Even

Comments: Ryan Garbutt gives his all every shift, and he's had some good looks short-handed this week to go with his even strength goals.

Cameron GAUNCE
4gp, 0-0-0, -1

Comments: Cameron Gaunce isn't always noticeable, but as a rookie defensemen that can be a good thing. He's settling into a stay-at-home defensive role paired with Connauton's offensive side to provide good balance on that pairing.

4gp, 0-3-3, Even

Comments: Alex Goligoski has contributed to the offense in a big way playing those large minutes back on the blueline.


Comments: Sergei Gonchar continues to be out with concussion-like symptoms.

3gp, 0-0-0, Even

Comments: Shawn Horcoff didn't net any points before going down to the flu bug that seems to be going around the locker room.

2gp, 0-0-0, Even

Comments: Dustin Jeffrey returned to the lineup with people going down with illness. He looked alright in limited minutes.

2gp, 2-1-1, 2.75 GAA, .893 SV%

Comments: Kari Lehtonen has helped the team to earn points in three of four, but last game wasn't his usual level of play.

4gp, 1-1-2, +1

Comments: Valeri Nichushkin scored one phenomenal penalty shot goal and continues to be a puck possession fiend.

4gp, 0-3-0, +3

Comments: Rich Peverley's faceoff numbers in the last 4 games: 66.7%, 70.6%, 85.7%, 81.0%. If coach Lindy Ruff needs to shake things up, Peverley is making a good case for a look at center./td>

Stephane ROBIDAS

Comments: Still sending all the good wishes for a speedy recovery to Stephane Robidas. Anybody else getting tired of the IR button...?

Aaron ROME
4gp, 0-1-1, Even

Comments: Aaron Rome looked good in his first two games back from injury, but his game against Montreal was rough defensively.

4gp, 0-0-0, -1

Comments: Antoine Roussel had a heck of a bout against Travis Moen. He went a little crazy eyes in that one again. He helped spark the team to claw back into the game against Montreal.

2gp, 0-1-1, +3

Comments: Colton Sceviour continues to put up points in his opportunities, but it looks like he's heading back to Austin.

4gp, 2-2-4, -4

Comments: Tyler Seguin is a point scoring machine, but he got torched defensively this week too.

2gp, 0-1-1, Even

Comments: Ray Whitney has been struggling with the flu. It's going around.
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