Saturday night might already be one of the highlight games of the season for the Dallas Stars. Trailing Anaheim 3-0 in the second period, Dallas head coach Jim Montgomery used some different line combinations and the Stars took off. 

Montgomery entered the game looking to tweak his line-up without breaking up the productive first line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov

Coming out of the second period Montgomery broke up his first line and it paid off as Alexander Radulov, Connor Carrick, Jamie Benn, and John Klingberg all scored a goal giving the Stars a 4-3 lead.

Changing Momentum 

The Stars learned a lot about themselves from this 5-3 win. “I think we learned that we can change momentum in a game,” Montgomery said. That is exactly what they did and it all started with who else than the big guns. Benn, Seguin, Radulov, and Klingberg have combined for 14 of the teams 17 goals and 32 of the teams 48 total points through the first four games.

In the past, scoring depth has been a problem for the Stars. Last year the line of Benn, Seguin and Radulov scored 103 of the Stars 231 goals, or 44.5% of all goals scored. Add the eight goals that John Klingberg scored last season then that percentage rises to just above 48%. That is way too much to ask for from those four.

The Stars play at Ottawa Monday and at New Jersey Tuesday. 

Cover photo credit: Danilo Fredo-The Playoffs.com
Chris Bugajsky covers the Dallas Stars for Full Press Coverage. Follow Chris on twitter @CBugajsky14.

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