Offensive Inconsistency Continues For Dallas Stars

By Greg Higgins
Jamie Benn
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Playing the second game in as many nights, the Dallas Stars saw polar opposites from their team. After scoring four goals against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, the Stars struggled to get one goal against the Montreal Canadiens, as they lost 2-1.

As a team, the Stars are struggling early to find an identity. During the offseason, the team, as a whole, made a lot of changes. From bringing in a new general manager and head coach to trading for a superstar type player in Tyler Seguin, the Stars have shown they’re ready to invest into the team.

Surrounded by a few core pieces that remained in tact, the new coach and players have tried to gel together. Current Stars Jamie Benn and Kari Lehtonen have tried to hold things together, but it seems to be taking longer than expected. Every night there seems to be a different storyline. Benn and Seguin seem to be thriving off each other, but they cannot do it alone. Even though they need help, it seems like everyone else expects them to carry the team each night.

One thing that has remained pretty constant from last season is the play from goalie Lehtonen. Lehtonen has a ridiculous goals against average of 1.66 this season. Even though he has a low average, his record is 4-2-1, proving once again that the offense needs to step up. With a tremendous lineup and talent, the Stars have to figure out how to start putting the puck in the  back of the net on a more consistent basis. If they don’t, this could be another long year in Dallas.

Greg Higgins is a NHL contributor for Follow him on Twitter: @greghiggins457, Like him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.

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