The Dallas Stars are in a major slump and it seems like a big part of that can be accredited to the way the offensive players have performed.
While it’s true that Stars won their previous game against the Edmonton Oilers, that’s the only win the team has in 2014 and it’s also the only win in their last eight contests. The offense has looked unspectacular, lifeless, and it seems like things aren’t going to change anytime soon for the Stars.
Tonight against the Boston Bruins it was another example of how things can change quickly for a team. If only one month ago everybody was talking about the potential of the Stars’ offense thanks to guys like Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, today the talk is centered on how Dallas keeps failing to produce on the offensive side of the puck time and time again. Today they scored twice against the Bruins but it wasn’t enough as the team lost 4-2.
Today’s goals came thanks to Erik Cole and Jamie Benn, but Benn’s goal was a tip-in near the goal line with no one around him. On the other hand, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron — the latter with an empty-net goal — all scored for Boston as they showed why they are the better team and why they are one of the leaders in the Eastern Conference.
Head coach Lindy Ruff needs to do something before it’s too late. The previous shifting didn’t work as expected but it seems like Dallas will have to take drastic measures to turn things around. If today’s game against Boston is of any indication, then the Stars are in trouble and they need to shake it off as soon as possible if they want to maintain their postseason chances alive down the stretch.