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Modano: Stars need more from Benn, Lehtonen and Seguin

Apr 19, 2014, 1:29 AM EDT

Dallas franchise legend and current alternate governor Mike Modano was NHL on NBC’s live guest tweeter on Friday night and, following the Stars’ 3-2 loss in Anaheim, said the club needed more from its big three of Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Kari Lehtonen.

Through two games, Getzlaf and Perry have racked up three goals and three assists while Benn and Seguin have combined for two goals and one assist, with Seguin going pointless in the Game 2 loss.

It’s fair to say the dynamic Ducks duo has an edge, though not a gigantic one — the bigger issue, it seems, is in goal.

Ducks rookie netminder Frederik Andersen has been solid, posting a 2.50 GAA and .930 save percentage over the first two games. Lehtonen, still looking for his first-ever playoff win, has posted a 3.56 GAA and .870 save percentage and wasn’t especially sharp in Friday’s loss. Lehtonen allowed three goals on 19 shots and was outperformed by Andersen, who stopped 34 of 36.

Modano, who had his No. 9 retired in an emotional ceremony earlier this season, currently serves as Dallas’ alternate governor and executive advisor.

  1. trbowman - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    I want Timmy Thomas.

  2. sixchr - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Not for nothing, but the folks up here in Boston called this the second the trade went down. You’re going to need to rely on Seguin and he’s not going to be there for you in the playoffs. That’s just the type of player he’ll always be. He won’t learn.

    • darksidecowboy - Apr 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Not relying on Seguin, he scored in game one like Benn. Problem with the Stars is lack of depth that elite teams have like your Bruins. Stars fans didn’t think by getting Seguin we were a cup contender and realize that in a couple of seasons with some key drafting and trades this team led by Benn and Seguin will be in the conversation for the cup. Goaltending has been an issue so far in this series, and will most likely determine the Stars fate.

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