Dallas 6, Winnipeg 4

Saturday, December 14, 2013 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 15-11-2-3 5-4-1-3 10-7-1-0 W1
Winnipeg 14-15-1-4 7-8-0-4 7-7-1-0 L3


Stars 6, Jets 4: Tyler Seguin collected two goals and two assists and captain Jamie Benn also scored twice to end an 11-game goalless drought as visiting Dallas maintained its dominance over the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise.

Rookie Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and an assist, Colton Sceviour netted his first NHL tally and veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar had a career-high four assists - after mustering just six in his previous 30 games this season. Former Thrasher Kari Lehtonen turned aside 34 shots for the Stars, who improved to 13-2-2 all-time against the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise. 

Blake Wheeler scored twice to increase his goal total to six in as many games and Matt Halischuk tallied before leaving with an upper-body injury. Olli Jokinen also scored and Ondrej Pavelec yielded five goals on 24 shots in two periods for the Jets, who dropped three in a row overall and fell to 0-3-3 in their last six home games.

Winnipeg's Anthony Peluso was whistled for a boarding penalty on defenseman Alex Goligoski, creating a five-minute power play late in the second period for Dallas. Benn netted his second of the contest to give his team a 4-3 lead after wiring a shot from the right circle under the crossbar with 2:43 remaining. Seguin added his second 63 ticks later after blasting a shot from the upper edge of the left circle off the post and into the net.

Wheeler exited the penalty box to score from the slot to forge a 2-2 tie at 12:58 of the second period. Benn cleaned up a rebound 48 seconds later for his first goal since Nov. 14 to give Dallas its third lead of the game, but Wheeler answered 1:07 later by skating through the slot before outlasting Lehtonen from under the right circle.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sceviour capped Dallas' uprising by fending off Winnipeg rookie D Jacob Trouba's backcheck before beating Al Montoya (seven saves) with his backhand on a partial breakaway 2:48 into the third period. The 24-year-old Sceviour was playing in his third NHL game. ... After collecting two goals and two assists in a 4-1 victory over Winnipeg on Oct. 11, Seguin opened the scoring 7:14 into the first period after ripping a shot over the blocker of Pavelec. ... Benn had one goal and two assists in the teams' previous tilt in Manitoba. 

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Winnipeg
Tyler Seguin 4 Points Blake Wheeler 2
Tyler Seguin 2 Goals Blake Wheeler 2
Sergei Gonchar 4 Assists Olli Jokinen 1
Tyler Seguin 1 Power Play Goals Blake Wheeler 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .895 Save Percentage Al Montoya .875
Kari Lehtonen 34 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 32 6 2-5 3-4 12 30
Winnipeg 38 4 1-4 3-5 23 32

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Jets have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .450 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Stars have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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