Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tyler Seguin Scores Twice, Stars Down Jets 5-3

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tyler Seguin Scores Twice, Stars Down Jets 5-3

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Seguin scores twice, Stars down Jets 5-3

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WINNIPEG - Tyler Seguin took a couple final bites of pizza, quickly sipped from a bottle of water and then turned to reporters for a post-game interview.

The Dallas Stars centre seemed relaxed and casual after putting a sub-par month behind him by scoring a pair of goals in a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

"For me, mentally, I put January behind me during my time in Nashville (at the NHL all-star game)," said Seguin, who had two goals and one assist in 11 games in January.

"Personally, I thought it was probably one of my worst months as a pro player. Our team wasn't playing well, either, so I think we all came out of this break a little bit refreshed and getting back to the basics."

The Stars only had three wins in the calendar's first month. Seguin's pair of markers lifted him to 27 goals and 55 points in 51 games.

Dallas defenceman John Klingberg and forward Vernon Fiddler both scored their seventh goals of the season, while Klingberg added an assist. Antoine Roussel put in an empty-netter with 42 seconds left and Antti Niemi turned aside 21 shots for Dallas (32-14-5).

Andrew Ladd, Adam Lowry and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg (22-25-3). Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves.

"You can't be giving up 2-on-0s and 3-on-0s," said Drew Stafford, who was credited with Winnipeg's first goal, but it was later changed to a Ladd deflection.

"We had breakaways ourselves that we didn't capitalize on. If you get into a track meet like that, they've got a great transition (game) and that paid off for them. It's frustrating."

Ladd's deflection on a power play started the game's scoring at 14:16 of the first period, but Dallas evened it up 51 seconds into the second just after Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien had left the box for slashing.

Seguin ripped off a one-timer from inside the face-off circle and Hellebuyck couldn't move over fast enough to stop the centre's 26th goal of the season. …

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