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Modano: Stars need more from Benn, Lehtonen and Seguin

Jamie Benn, Mike Modano

Former Dallas Stars Mike Modano, right, and current left wing Jamie Benn smile as they wear the team’s new logo on hockey jerseys during an unveiling of the new design in Dallas Tuesday, Sunday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Dallas franchise legend and current alternate governor Mike Modano was NHL on NBC’s live guest tweeter on Friday night and, following the Stars’ 3-2 loss in Anaheim, said the club needed more from its big three of Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Kari Lehtonen.

@AnaheimDucks big guys are winning that battle. Andersen, getzlaf, perry. Are out playing seguin, Benn and lehtonen. That needs to change.

— Mike Modano (@9modano) April 19, 2014

Through two games, Getzlaf and Perry have racked up three goals and three assists while Benn and Seguin have combined for two goals and one assist, with Seguin going pointless in the Game 2 loss.

It’s fair to say the dynamic Ducks duo has an edge, though not a gigantic one -- the bigger issue, it seems, is in goal.

Ducks rookie netminder Frederik Andersen has been solid, posting a 2.50 GAA and .930 save percentage over the first two games. Lehtonen, still looking for his first-ever playoff win, has posted a 3.56 GAA and .870 save percentage and wasn’t especially sharp in Friday’s loss. Lehtonen allowed three goals on 19 shots and was outperformed by Andersen, who stopped 34 of 36.

Modano, who had his No. 9 retired in an emotional ceremony earlier this season, currently serves as Dallas’ alternate governor and executive advisor.