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After a couple of scoring droughts this season [url=http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-andrei-vasilevskiy-jersey]Andrei Vasilevskiy Jersey[/url] , Tyler Seguin has hit his stride.Seguin scored twice and Ben Bishop made several key saves to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.I didnt want to talk about it, pucks hitting crossbars and all that stuff, said Seguin, who has 17 goals. Its part of the game and I knew things were going to start going in. I didnt know when and I just wanted to keep shooting and right now theyre going in.Seguin has six goals and seven points in his last four games. John Klingberg also scored for the Stars, who won despite generating only 17 shots on net.Bishop, a St. Louis native, stopped 26 shots against his former team and improved to 5-5-1 versus the Blues.David Perron scored for the Blues, who lost for the first time in eight games against the Stars at the Enterprise Center. St. Louis is 11-5-1 in its last 17 games against Dallas.The Blues had two power-play chances in the first period but were unable to convert on either one.That kind of killed us, defenseman Joel Edmundson said.The Stars capitalized on their second shot of the game when Seguin scored at 11:27 of the first period. An unguarded Seguin knocked in a loose rebound that eluded defenseman Carl Gunnarsson just outside the crease.Dallas added two goals in the second for a 3-0 lead.Dallas had a 5-on-3 opportunity for 1:35 early in the period and made the Blues pay. Klingberg drilled a slap shot from the slot at 1:43 to make it 2-0. The shot went between goalie Jake Allens pads for Klingbergs first goal in 18 games since Oct. 23.It marked the sixth consecutive game in which the Stars scored a power-play goal.Undisciplined start to the period, Blues interim coach Craig Berube said. I didnt like that.The crowd booed after Seguin scored his second of the night when he beat Allen badly at 6:12 for a 3-0 cushion. It marked the seventh goal Allen had allowed on the last 19 shots he faced.St. Louis took a timeout after the goal, and it worked. Perron scored on a backhand from the right faceoff circle past a screened Bishop at 6:25.Perrons 15th of the season gave him a career-best eight-game point streak (four goals [url=http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-anton-stralman-jersey]http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-anton-stralman-jersey[/url] , seven assists).St. Louis had 12 shots on goal in the third period but couldnt score.I just thought in the third we didnt push hard enough, Perron said. Doesnt matter what happened. Weve got to go and put everything out there.Stars coach Jim Montgomery credited Bishop with keeping the Blues off the scoreboard in the final period.Well, he got it for us, too, in the third period, Montgomery said. Our goaltenders have been superb and Bish is our No. 1 and hes done a tremendous job for us all year long.St. Louis has lost five of seven at home.I go back to the last five games at home and Ive thought we played well, but obviously this is a results business, Berube said.NOTES: Blues forward Alexander Steen was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He played less than three minutes in the first period Monday at Philadelphia. Blues C Tyler Bozak, who missed Mondays game with the flu, was scratched. Dallas forward Valeri Nichushkin played in his 200th NHL game. The Stars first shot on goal came at 10:25 of the first period. The Blues fell to 25-11-2 in their last 38 games on zero days rest.UP NEXTStars: Play at Philadelphia on Thursday.Blues: Host Montreal on Thursday. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the leagues efforts to grow the sport in the worlds largest country.The NHL was criticized by the International Olympic Committee and fans for not allowing NHL players to compete in the recent Olympics in South Korea.After letting them play in the previous five Olympics [url=http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-brayden-point-jersey]Womens Brayden Point Jersey[/url] , the NHL said it didnt want to disrupt the midseason schedule or risk players to serious injury this year.The China games, however, could be different as the NHL eyes an untapped market of 1.4 billion people.Im not making any news today, I will say certainly its a possibility, Daly said while speaking at the annual SXSW Interactive conference on a panel about the NHLs efforts to grow hockey in China. We have (a couple) of years to kind of make that decision I dont think its a critical element to our being able to grow the sport in China I dont think its an essential.Daily said the NHL owners thought long and hard before deciding not to allow NHL players to compete in the Olympics in South Korea.In South Korea, we felt ultimately there were a lot more negatives than positives than going, Daley said. I expect well go through the exact same process (before 2022) There may be more positives to participating in Beijing.The NHL clearly has a business eye on China.The league and teams have held regular youth and coaching clinics in Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities. Last September, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks played the leagues first exhibition game in China. The NHL also has an agreement with Bloomage International Group, a Chinese-based company with a focus on developing sports in the country.Theres a lot of potential NHL fans there, a lot of potential NHL players there [url=http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-braydon-coburn-jersey]Braydon Coburn Jersey[/url] , Daly said.Theres also competition. The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League, has already established a professional team in China, the Kunlun Red Star, before the 2016-2017 season.Right now China is one of, if not the, hottest markets in the world. Everyone wants to get in there, said David Proper, executive vice president of media and international strategy for the NHL.Yet hockey still barely registers in China. According to the International Ice Hockey Federation, China has less than 12,000 registered junior players and less than 500 rinks around the country.China is a hip market, but there is zero infrastructure [url=http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-j.t.-miller-jersey]J.T. Miller Jersey[/url] , said Jessica Guo, deputy general manager for Bloomage.As host for the next Winter Games, the Chinese government is making a push to increase participation in all winter sports. The NHL has approached the government about introducing hockey-based games into middle school physical education programs, Proper said.The NHLs goal in China is to build a permanent presence, building a hockey infrastructure, a hockey culture, Daly said. Thats not just rinks. Its equipment and coaching. Unlike other countries weve played games in, this is a new market for hockey. We realize our obligation is to build the base.
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