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BOWNESS SAYS TYLER SEGUIN NEEDS TO END SLUMP IF STARS WANT TO CONTINUE SUCCESS

Tyler Seguin, one of the Dallas Stars' top scorers, has struggled mightily this postseason in the scoring department. It hasn’t been talked about too much to this point, but with the Stanley Cup on the line, everything can be critiqued.

The center has been held to no goals and just one assist in his past 11 games, and he has not recorded a point in his past 4 games. The Stars and Lightning are currently tied 1-1 in the Stanley Cup Final, so Seguin’s scoring drought has come into the spotlight.

Although, Bowness believes that Seguin is not the only player that the Stars need more from: "Do we need more from him? Yes." Stars coach Rick Bowness said Tuesday. "Do we need more from a lot of other players? Yes. So I know he gets all the attention and, OK, that comes with the territory, so he's got to deal with that. But as a coach, I'm after a few more guys to give us more as well."

Seguin has done a lot of the little things right this postseason, such as winning 51.2 percent of his faceoffs and playing well defensively. Corey Perry and Mattias Jannmark have been cold offensively. Perry has no points in his past 11 games, and Janmark only has one goal in his past 22 games.

Some lineup changes could be in store for Game 3, as Bowness has said there is a chance the top line is tweaked. The status of Blake Comeau could also affect how the lineup looks, as he was injured in Game 2.



Seguin knows that he has had his struggles so far, but he thinks that better things are yet to come: "I feel like I've been playing a lot better as of late," Seguin said before Game 2. "I've definitely been looking for that one bounce, but good things happen when you get your chances, and that's the way you look at it."

For the Stars, hopefully Seguin can start filling the net again. Game 3 is tonight in Edmonton, at 8 p.m. ET.
BRENNEN BEAUDIN
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020  (12H31)