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StarPoints For 3/8 vs Washington

Sunday, 03.7.2010 / 7:23 PM CT / News
By Olivia Kiespert  - DallasStars.com
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StarPoints For 3\/8 vs Washington

Dallas Stars (28-24-12) @ Washington Capitals (44-13-8)
6:00PM CT - Verizon Center
Television - VERSUS, TSN2
Radio - Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket


1.)  The Stars and Capitals are facing each other for the first and only time this season. Tonight’s game is the first time the Stars will play in Washington since November 30, 2006. Dallas lost the only meeting between the teams last season 5-6 on a goal by Alexander Semin in overtime. The Stars are 39-27-18 all-time against the Capitals and have gone 12-2-3 since the 1996-97 season. Dallas has outscored Washington 62-35 in those 17 games.
 

2.)  It’s no secret that Washington is the league’s most offensive team, having scored a league-leading (257) for the league’s largest goal differential (+75). Although Washington’s streak of scoring three or more goals was snapped at 23 consecutive games on Saturday, the Capitals still managed to pick up a 2-0 win over the Rangers. The Stars will have their hands full with offensive threats Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Nicklas Backstrom among others. Luckily for Dallas, goaltender Marty Turco is 3-0-1 over his career against Washington with a 2.31 goals-against average.

3.)  Mike Modano leads all Stars players in goals (12), assists (30) and points (42) in just 31 career games against the Capitals. He was the Stars’ leading scorer in last year’s game, tallying a goal and two assists in the loss. Brad Richards has accumulated 29 points (6g, 23a) in 44 contests against Washington, while captain Brenden Morrow has collected 13 points (5g, 8a) in just nine games. The Stars are 10-3-2 in 15 meetings against Capitals’ goaltender Jose Theodore.
 
4.)  Mike Ribeiro continues to be a bright spot for the Stars on offense. Since returning on February 9 from injury, Ribeiro has scored five goals and three assists. He picked up a goal and an assist Saturday against Pittsburgh and is looking to continue tonight with his offensive momentum. He has collected seven assists in 15 career contests against the Capitals.
 
5.)  One to watch for: Left wing Alexander Semin has helped power the Capital’s blazing offense this season with 66 points (30g, 36a) in 56 games. Five of Semin’s goals this season have been game winners. In last season’s game against Dallas, Semin notched a goal and two assists, including the game winner in overtime. He has registered four points (2g, 2a) in three career games against the Stars.


















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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 77 28 46 -6 74
T. Seguin 67 35 35 -4 70
J. Spezza 77 17 42 -3 59
J. Klingberg 60 11 27 3 38
C. Eakin 73 17 19 -5 36
T. Daley 63 16 20 -10 36
A. Goligoski 77 4 31 -2 35
A. Hemsky 71 11 21 -5 32
S. Horcoff 73 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 75 12 15 -5 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 16 10 .906 2.88
J. Enroth 1 5 0 .877 3.16
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