The Stars aren’t just a three-man team


It’s no secret that Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn are the driving force behind Dallas’ potent attack.

Benn is tied for the league lead in goals with 22, while Seguin sits in fourth with 19 of his own.

An emerging blueliner, John Klingberg, has also done his part.

When it comes to scoring for defensemen, Klingberg is second in the league with 32 points. He trails only Erik Karlsson (38) in that category.

Those three players are a big reason why Dallas leads the league in goals (120), but the team’s secondary scorers often fly under the radar.

Guys like Jason Spezza (13) and Patrick Sharp (12) have become household names over the years, but lesser known commodities like Vernon Fiddler (5), Antoine Roussell (6), Cody Eakin (8) and Mattias Janmark (8) have also made significant contributions in the first half of the season.

“You anticipate some players getting to a certain level, and if you can get them to exceed that level, it’s something special,” coach Lindy Ruff said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s really important, because the further you get down the schedule, history says the tighter it’s going to get. Typically, the scoring goes down, and if you can get some depth of scoring, you can win a lot of games.”

Dallas also has players like Ales Hemsky (3) and Valeri Nichushkin (4) who’ve underachieved.

Great teams have great players, but when games get tighter in the postseason, depth scoring usually makes the difference.