Missing: Dallas Stars’ Power Play; Please Return if Found
The Dallas Stars have some amazing talent on their team. Scorers like Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Valeri Nichushkin have been lighting up the goal light this whole season. Tyler Seguin leads the club with 19 goals and is tied for eighth in the league with his goal production. Jamie Benn has 12 goals and 20 assists for Dallas.
Scoring has never been the question mark for this team except when it comes to the power play. Actually that should be revised to say the power play at home. For some reason, the place that should be the easiest place to score, has become the hardest.
Coming into Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Blues, the Dallas Stars have had 60 power play opportunities on home ice this season. Of those 60 chances, the Stars have only scored two goals. On Sunday, the Stars were 1-5 on the power play and had a golden chance to win the game in overtime. With about four minutes left to go in overtime, the Stars went on the advantage and couldn’t score with a 4-3 man advantage.
To add insult to injury, the Blues had two chances on the power play against the Stars and scored on both of them. The last one coming with about 10 seconds left to go in overtime to give the Blues a 3-2 win on Dallas’ home ice. I don’t know why the power play has been non-existent for Dallas this season at home but they better figure out how to fix it and fix it fast. If they don’t, they may be watching the playoffs from home once again.