The Dallas Stars opened their first road game series at Winnipeg tonight, where they toppled the Jets 4-1 behind the incredible play of Tyler Seguin. Seguin, looking comfortable on the first line with Stars’ captain Jamie Benn and former Boston teammate Rich Peverley, was the key to tonight’s victory. The second overall pick from 2010, looking more like his rookie self, had two goals and two assists against Ondrej Pavalec and the sloppy Jets.
What was even more impressive was Dallas’ tenacious defense and goaltending. Kari Lehtonen started in goal for the Stars and stopped 21 shots before being injured. Veteran Dan Ellis was able to hold off another 23 shots from the Jets. Ellis couldn’t finish the shutout, however, the lone Jets goal was scored in the third period off the stick of Blake Wheeler.
(9:32) DAL Goal PP A. Chiasson, ASST: T. Seguin, S. Gonchar
(12:09) DAL Goal T. Seguin, ASST: R. Peverley, J. Benn
(16:35) DAL Goal J. Benn, ASST: B. Dillon, T. Seguin
(5:10) DAL Goal PP T. Seguin, ASST: J. Benn, A. Chiasson
(5:35) WPG PP B. Wheeler, ASST: D. Byfuglien, T. Enstrom
The Stars hope to finish their Central Division conquest by beating the Minnesota Wild and the undefeated Colorado Avalanche on the road before returning home to the American Airlines Center to face their former division foe, the San Jose Sharks.