For the game, Dallas won 58 percent of the faceoffs, led by Spezza going 13 for 16.
The Stars have totaled 119 shots in their first three games but managed only seven goals — including two each by Klingberg, Seguin and Janmark.
The Buccaneers’ offense, with all its pieces back, still looks like a work in progress. The Bucs will be very dangerous if they all get it together, but it’s anyone’s guess when that will be. This week is a good chance — it’s still mildly stunning how completely the Eagles picked the Cardinals apart last week. That’s not on the missing David Johnson or the hit-and-miss Carson Palmer. To be fair, though, if newly-arrived Adrian Peterson does a reasonable impression of his former self, the Cardinals’ defense will benefit as much as the offense.
The Bucs are inconsistent again, primarily based on the up-and-down play of Jameis Winston. Even on a long week, this is a difficult long trip to make to the desert. Adrian Peterson won’t outrush Doug Martin, but Arizona will hit a home run late to win a passing duel between Winston and Carson Palmer.
One of the revelations of the new season for the Devils has been left winger Jesper Bratt, a sixth-round pick (No. 162 overall) in the 2016 draft. He is the first player in franchise history to have five points in his first two games. The 19-year-old Swede has three goals and two assists in his first season playing in North America.
He has, at least for now, overshadowed 18-year-old Swiss center Nico Hischier, the first pick overall in this year’s draft, who picked up his first NHL point, an assist, in the game against the Sabres.
“We came into this year saying that the last couple of years wasn’t good enough,” Hynes said. “It doesn’t matter who you are, older guy, younger guy, high draft, low draft, free agent, tryout player, we’re going to play the best guys. We want guys who are going to come in and help turn this thing around.”