Stars still working out power play kinks

DALLAS -- The Stars' power play was 0-for-3 in Thursday's loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, including just two shots on goal in the final two power plays -- both coming late in the third period with the Stars down by two goals.

That power play is now 2-for-20 in the last six games and 3-for-28 in the last eight. But the team did produce four shots on goal on an early power play and moved the puck better, something they weren't able to do in the final two chances with the man-advantage.

"I saw it tonight," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said about his power play unit. "I just didn’t see pucks go in. We took a lot of shots. We had rebounds. We hit a post off a rebound. I thought that we were a danger to score off the power plays and that’s what we have to do. If we keep that same mentality we had tonight, we’ll get some goals."

Defenseman Alex Goligoski agreed.

"We went through our options all right tonight, we got a lot of shots on our first one there," Goligoski said. "It’s just moving the puck around and finding the right shot, that’s been our problem this year. We’ll just continue to work on that."