Seguin attempted to make up for lost time by netting his 30th and 31st goals of the season, tying the game at 1-1 and 2-2 respectively. This is the second straight season that Seguin has surpassed the 30-goal mark.
Vernon Fiddler scored midway through the second period to give Dallas its only lead of the game. Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman found the net less than two minutes apart early in the third frame to turn the tide. Tyler Johnson assisted on Hedman’s marker to extend his point streak to six contests and give him his 40th helper of 2014-15.
Dallas’ chances of making the playoffs looked bleak going into this contest, but the return of Seguin preceded by two narrow victories gave the Stars a glimmer of hope. Still, with a 29-27-10 record, the Stars would need to go 13-2-1 in their final 16 games just to get to 95 points.
Dallas Stars forward Vernon Fiddler tried to get under Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov’s skin early in Tuesday’s contest by getting in his face. Varlamov felt Fiddler took things too far though when he poked his pad and responded by knocking Fiddler’s stick away. There was no penalty called, so Fiddler had to skate over to retrieve his stick before rejoining the action.
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Varlamov went on to have a great night, stopping 30 of 32 shots and finishing on top in the 11-round shootout that followed. Fiddler didn’t end up getting a point during regulation time and his one-on-one opportunity during the skills competition didn’t go his way.