When Stars coach Jim Montgomery constructed his lineup for Dallas' 4-2 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night, it was partly to match up with the Jets' deep forward group. But one thing jumped out on paper – and then on the ice. The Stars were fast.
Carl Gunnarssson averaged only nine points – a season – during his first four seasons with the Blues. After scoring the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-2 triumph over Ottawa, he now has points in five consecutive games – two goals and three assists.
With the Anaheim Ducks in a virtual free-fall and the Devils trying to salvage their season, New Jersey's final contest before an extended break, Saturday's game at Prudential Center, was sure to be a hotly-contested battle.