Inclement weather made it a small party, but a party it was as the Stars dismantled Philadelphia in the second period.

The Dallas Stars' top line hasn't been scoring. The Dallas Stars had lost six of seven on home ice. Their power play, at home in particular, has been league-worst.

So when the Stars were awarded a seven minute power play to begin the game when Zac Rinaldo foolishly ambushed Antoine Roussel, and didn't score, or even get much in the way of chances, it seemed many of their demons were rearing their ugly heads.

Then the second period happened.

Tyler Seguin would score to tie it up early in the second and then would add two more during a three-goal outburst in just 62 seconds later in the period.

Stars rookie Valeri Nichushkin scored one of them and had assists on the other, making him the first Stars rookie to have a three-point night since Jere Lehtinen did it in 1996, which is some petty nice company.

The sins of the power play were thusly covered en route to a nice 5-1 win over Philadelphia.

Dan Ellis was the surprise starter, though Kari Lehtonen seemed fine backing up on the bench, and spelled his number one well stopping 27 of 28 shots against.

It's a big two points with, once again, Chicago coming to town on Tuesday. The Stars now have points in six straight, and points in 16 of their last 20 games overall.