Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Seguin returns for Stars, scores in overtime loss

Written by 
Published in Hockey
Monday, 03 May 2021 21:19

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Dallas forward Tyler Seguin, who missed the first 51 games of the season recovering from offseason hip surgery, was activated Monday, inserted into the lineup on the fourth line and scored a key goal for the Stars in their 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.

Seguin, 29, led the Stars in scoring the past two seasons and helped Dallas to the Stanley Cup Final last year. But given the lateness of that postseason run -- well into the fall months because of the league's pandemic-related shutdown -- Seguin's recovery continued on into the regular season.

He underwent right hip arthroscopy and labral repair after Dallas lost to Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final.

"I told myself before the game, to just rely on instincts," Seguin said. "I kept to myself, and I know everyone goes through injuries, but this one really got to me."

He was all smiles, though, in Florida during pregame warmups on Monday, and later posted his first tally of the season in the third period, as Dallas -- clinging to postseason contention in the Central Division -- rallied to tie the Panthers at 4-4.

"Tonight, I tried to go in with not much expectations," Seguin said. "Just go in, and take it shift by shift. I'm happy to get a point."

Dallas indeed had to settle for the single point, as Aleksander Barkov scored 2:50 into overtime to lift Florida to the victory. The Stars now sit four points behind the Nashville Predators for the final playoff spot in the Central.

"It's difficult, and we keep preaching what we've been preaching," Dallas coach Rick Bowness said. "We play tough hockey, we battle hard, and we give ourselves a chance to win every night. It's a bit of a challenge here, but it doesn't mean it can't be done."

There's still four games left in the season, and Seguin will help. He had three shots on Monday in 22 shifts covering 17:09 of game time. He eventually saw action on the second, third and fourth lines, and way exceeded Dallas' estimated minutes for the night.

"The plan, going in, was 10 minutes tonight, so I'm not sure what the total ice time was," Seguin said. "But (coach Bowness) kinda got in my ear every two shifts, and said 'are we good,' and once you have that adrenaline, in that moment, I definitely wasn't going to say no."

Seguin finished last season with 17 goals and 50 points, and the Stars missed that production as they struggled in the season's early going. Dallas mounted a comeback to push itself into playoff contention, but it won't be easy in a division that features the Hurricanes, Panthers and Lightning, who all have 73 or more points.

Dallas is stuck with 56 right now, and will meet Tampa Bay in two games this week, beginning Wednesday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Nikita Gusev, Gustav Forsling and MacKenzie Weegar also scored for the Panthers in the win, and Owen Tippett had two assists as Florida moved to within two points of first-place Carolina, stealing some of the spotlight off Seguin's return.

"As the game progressed, I felt better," Seguin said. "And when it got to overtime, I ran out of steam a bit."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read 4 times

Soccer

Man City beat Newcastle on Torres hat trick

Man City beat Newcastle on Torres hat trick

Premier League champions Manchester City rode a Ferran Torres hat trick to a 4-3 victory over Newcas...

Sources: Luiz leaving Arsenal at season's end

Sources: Luiz leaving Arsenal at season's end

David Luiz will leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the season, sources have told...

Will Marsch's move to Leipzig open doors for American coaches?

Will Marsch's move to Leipzig open doors for American coaches?

The most notable aspect of Jesse Marsch being hired as manager of RB Leipzig is how unsurprising the...

Basketball

Kobe exhibit set for unveiling at Basketball HOF

Kobe exhibit set for unveiling at Basketball HOF

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has created a special exhibit hon...

76ers' Howard gets mandated ban for 16th tech

76ers' Howard gets mandated ban for 16th tech

Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Friday for...

Baseball

Phillies' Realmuto back from COVID IL after 1 day

Phillies' Realmuto back from COVID IL after 1 day

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is back in the starting lineup one day...

Abreu, Dozier exit game after nasty collision

Abreu, Dozier exit game after nasty collision

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier both l...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
www.idignewspapers.com
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
www.idigcasinos.com
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
www.idigradio.com
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated