The Dallas Stars don’t have a possession problem. They have a scoring problem.
In 2021, the Victory Green Gang was a top-eight NHL team in both shots on goal per game (30.3) and in high-danger chances (8.53). Yet they straggled in at 18th in scoring at 2.79 per game. How do they fix their finish?
Stars senior staff writer Mike Heika took a look at the #fancystats to find out what the team was doing wrong, and first of all came away with something they were doing right:
...Dallas wants to create offense from good defense, wants to gain possession of the puck and force play into the opponent’s end of the ice.