Thoughts on the 2nd period (4-0 Stars)

February, 6, 2010
2/06/10
6:43
PM CT
DALLAS -- A few quick thoughts on period No. 2:

* Jamie Benn sure is playing well. He had two goals in the period to double the Stars' advantage. He's been physical at times, he's found some open ice in which to operate and cashed in when he got his opportunities. And he won some a key faceoff or too as well.

* Marty Turco still has a shutout opportunity and had to spend a large part of the period on the penalty kill. Phoenix had just five shots on goal on the five power plays so far, so give the penalty killers credit. Turco headbutted Petr Prucha and was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct. But the Stars killed that penalty off too.

* Karlis Skrastins and Nicklas Grossman played well in the second period as well. The Stars' defense made plays and didn't allow the Coyotes many chances.

* These Stars are pretty good at home, aren't they? Why can't they take this effort on the road?

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