Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/13/11
Chemistry doesn't normally happen immediately in hockey. To hear Eric Nystrom tell it, there might as well have been Bunsen burners involved. Nystrom was put on a line with veterans Vernon Fiddler and Radek Dvorak more than a month ago and the unlikely trio quickly found strangely familiar ground for the Dallas Stars. "Honestly, it was pretty easy right off the bat," Nystrom said. "When you have chemistry with a guy, you can't really explain it. But for some reason, whenever I'd be open in the slot, the puck would come right there because they knew where I was going to be. "When the puck goes to certain places, I'd be in a spot and they would know ... it's just one of those things you can't really explain." Few observers could have explained or predicted that the Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak line would become one of the more productive third lines in the NHL. They have combined for 13 goals and 16 assists since November, and Nystrom and Fiddler are on pace for career highs in points....
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