Stars down 5-1 after 2 periods

A better period for the Stars on the scoreboard. They allowed only one goal in the second and are now down 5-1 to Detroit after two periods.

A better period for Jack Campbell, who was under siege at times in the period and came up with some big stops. He had one sequence where he lost his stick and was facing heavy pressure and still got through it.

The official scoresheet had the shots as 15-5 in favor of Detroit in the second. The Stars had a great chance when Brad Ross set up Sean Backman on a breakaway, but Backman couldn't cash in. Backman's looked impressive. He's the free agent signing out of Yale. Ross, a tryout player, has looked good at times as well. Matt Tassone centered those two late in the period.

A couple of other notes, Philip Larsen and Ondrej Roman played the point together on one of the Stars' power plays. Larsen really got rocked along the boards in the second period. He looked a little wonky on the bench, but he didn't miss his next shift. Mathieu Tousignant has been Mathieu Tousignant - always trying to stir things up.