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StarPoints For 3/10 vs Buffalo

Wednesday, 03.10.2010 / 8:00 AM CT / News
By Travis Betts  - DallasStars.com
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StarPoints For 3\/10 vs Buffalo

Dallas Stars (29-24-12) @ Buffalo Sabres (35-20-9)
6:00PM CT - HSBC Arena
Television - KDFI My27
Radio - Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket


1.)  Wednesday’s game is the only matchup between the Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres this season. The Stars lost at home to the Sabres last season 5-4 in a shootout, despite goals from Steve Ott, Trevor Daley, Matt Niskanen and Brad Richards. The last time the Stars won in Buffalo was June 19, 1999 – game six of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals, the night the Stars won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.
 

2.)  Brad Richards scored a goal and an assist before converting in the shootout against Washington Monday. Despite the Stars’ struggles following the Olympic break, Richards has scored at least one point in each game, and has 12 points (3-9-12) in his last 10 games.

3.)  The Stars held Washington off the board during a 5-on-3 power play on Monday that lasted 1:25. The Stars are now a perfect 8-for-8 on two-man disadvantages, and 5-for-5 when they last longer than one minute. Vancouver and Minnesota are the only other teams yet to surrender a goal while down two skaters. Meanwhile, Dallas is 4-for-20 with a two-man advantage.
 
4.)  Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller was the hero for Team USA at the Olympics, leading the Americans to a victory over Canada in group play and forcing overtime in the gold medal game. Since the resumption of NHL play last week, Miller is 2-1-0, including overtime wins against Philadelphia and the New York Rangers, allowing just five goals in the three games with a .952 save percentage.
 
5.)  Stars fans may also remember Sabres’ forward Mike Grier from his days with the Edmonton Oilers. Grier played 22 playoff games against the Stars between 1997 and 2001 with Edmonton, and another six in 2008 as a member of the San Jose Sharks. Grier is the only player on the Sabres’ roster with more than 25 regular season games against the Stars (he has 44), and his 37 penalty minutes against Dallas are the most for him against any team.



















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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 54 28 33 16 61
T. Seguin 54 28 30 11 58
J. Klingberg 54 9 35 15 44
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 54 16 24 -1 40
A. Goligoski 54 4 20 17 24
C. Eakin 54 10 13 1 23
M. Janmark 54 10 10 13 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 51 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 14 5 0 .909 2.82
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