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.

Alex CHIASSON
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.

Erik COLE
4gp, 4-1-5, +3

Comments: Erik Cole owns all the goals.

Kevin CONNAUTON
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
0gp

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.

Cody EAKIN
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.

Dan ELLIS
0gp

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

Vernon FIDDLER
4gp, 0-0-0, Even

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

Ryan GARBUTT
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.

Alex GOLIGOSKI
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.

Sergei GONCHAR
0gp

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

Shawn HORCOFF
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.

Dustin JEFFREY
2gp, 0-0-0, Even

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

Kari LEHTONEN
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.

Valeri NICHUSHKIN
4gp, 1-1-2, +1

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

Rich PEVERLEY
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
0gp

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.

Antoine ROUSSEL
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.

Colton SCEVIOUR
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.

Tyler SEGUIN
4gp, 2-2-4, -4

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

Ray WHITNEY
2gp, 0-1-1, Even

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

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