Stars Dominate Jets, Now 2-0 This Season

The Stars move to 2-0 on the young season with a dominating win over the Winnipeg Jets.

After losing eight straight games to the Winnipeg Jets, the Jim Montgomery-led Dallas Stars made a statement with a dominant 5-1 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night.  The Stars dominated every facet of the game, controlled the pace of play, and finished the opportunities given.

Tyler Seguin led the way with two goals and two assists, Jamie Benn had two goals, and Alexander Radulov had three points in the Stars win.  Jason Spezza added two assists while defensemen John Klingberg and Connor Carrick picked up an assist each.  Ben Bishop had another fantastic game for Dallas stopping 32 of 33 shots.

Honka Scratched Again, Carrick On Scoresheet Again

Julius Honka was a healthy scratch for the second straight game.  In his place, defensemen Connor Carrick and Roman Polak manned the third defensive pairing.  While Polak looks a bit like a beer league guy out there, Carrick appears to be a great fit in the Montgomery system.  Carrick displayed toughness throughout the game, he picked up another assist giving him three points in two games, and he moved the puck with confidence throughout the game.  I think Carrick and Marc Methot could be a very interesting third pairing once Stephen Johns returns.

Coach Monty Process Update from Game 2

  1. Win 56% of faceoffs (Yes – 62%)
  2. Win Special Teams Battle (Yes – 3 for 5 on the power play and killed 3 of 3 on the penalty kill)
  3. Win net front battle (Yes)
  4. Zero undisciplined penalties (Yes)
  5. Three or fewer odd-man rushes (Yes)

Result: guessing a clean sweep on these five nightly goals will lead to a Dallas Stars victory every time.  The Stars dominated the process and the game tonight against the Jets.


Brian Roe is the founder and head writer of The Roe Report.  He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars  and has been a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, NHL Intel, and more.  Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.