Dickinson Dominates Ducks In Stars Win

Jason Dickinson dominates and Miro Heiskanen scores his first NHL goal in a win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Dallas forward Jason Dickinson scored two goals and added an assist in the Stars 5-2 win Thursday night.  It was a career night for Dickinson scoring his first goal of the season.

For the first time at the NHL level, Dickinson dominated pretty much every shift he played disrupting the Ducks with his two-way play, displaying finishing ability against a good goaltender in John Gibson, setting up teammates, and winning faceoffs.

In addition to Dickinson’s strong game, Stars rookie defenseman Miro Heiskanen scored his first career goal on a nice pass from Jason Spezza.  Heiskanen has impressed all season but finally got his first puck past an opposing netminder.

Secondary scoring was another highlight for the Stars as all five goals were scored by players not named Seguin or Benn.  In addition to Dickinson and Heiskanen, Mattias Janmark and Roman Polak both scored their first goals of the season.

The Stars now hit the road for a long six-game road trip looking for their first win of the season away from the American Airlines Center.  The road trip begins on Sunday afternoon in Detroit against the Red Wings.


Brian Roe is the founder and lead 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.