Thursday night was great night to be Stars fan. No, it wasn’t a very exciting game as the Stars charged out to a comfortable 6-1 lead on the Flames, but fans need games like these now and again. Heck, the team needs games like this every now and then. The butt-kicking in Calgary continued the Stars 5 game road winning streak and featured a breakout performance by the Stars’ top line.
Tyler Seguin specifically had a fantastic game logging his first 4-goal game of his young career. This is the exact kind of performance the Stars were dreaming of when they sent the established star in Loui Eriksson for the unproven, but possible superstar, Tyler Seguin. It’s always a gamble to trade away a known commodity for high risk/high reward return – but that was a gamble worth taking. And a gamble that seems to be working out.
Seguin has the potential to be one of the very best in the league and he gets to do it with one of the youngest and most talented top lines in the NHL. Team Captain Jamie Benn earned 6 points on Thursday as he contributed a goal and 5 assists of his own.
It was nothing short of a dominant performance by the whole trio really.
Valeri Nichushkin may not have dominated the stats sheet but he played a solid 2-way game packed with excellent puck-handling and overall awareness.
The game ended as a 7-3 victory as some garbage-time goals were added. The 10-7-2 Stars hold 5th place in the highly-competitive Central Division. What’s up next:
Sunday, November 17th
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
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