The Stars Need More From Tyler Seguin


After the Dallas Stars dispatched the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final, Tyler Seguin of the Stars was asked about what its possession numbers, goals differential and propensity for being outshot said about his team. “It says analytics are overrated,” Seguin said with a laugh.

He might have a point because both his and his team’s analytics don’t look particularly good. But one stat line that has never been overrated is the one that reads goals, assists and points and on that one, Tyler Seguin is tied for 68 in this year’s playoffs with just two goals and eight points, despite playing 22 games. (One of the players with whom he is tied is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers, who played just four.) Team scoring leader Miro Heiskanen is outscoring Seguin by an almost 3:1 margin and both Joe Pavelski (10) and Denis Gurianov (nine) have more goals than Seguin has points. Gurianov and Joel Kiviranta scored more goals in one game than Seguin has scored in the entire playoffs.