The Dallas Stars march on. On Sunday, the Stars beat the Flames 3-2 in a shootout, giving them back-to-back wins to start their three-game swing through Western Canada. Glen Gulutzan's club has now won four straight road games and continues to rack up points using a pretty simple formula.
For one, the Stars continue to be carried by their top two lines, but they are also getting solid contributions from all four trios. In Friday's win at Edmonton, the Stars got goals from their third and fourth lines before first-line winger Michael Ryder added an empty netter in a 3-1 win over the Oilers.
And in Sunday's win over the Flames, it was the Stars' top line that delivered yet again as Loui Eriksson scored Dallas' first shorthanded goal since November and Michael Ryder netted is team-leading 28th of the season. Eriksson also scored in the shootout, along with second-line center Jamie Benn, who only recently returned from a leg injury.
But the formula for this club remains a simple one...