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StarPoints For 4/8 vs Anaheim

Thursday, 04.8.2010 / 9:51 AM CT / News
By Olivia Kiespert  - DallasStars.com
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StarPoints For 4\/8 vs Anaheim

Anaheim Ducks (38-31-10) @ Dallas Stars (35-31-14)
7:30PM CT - American Airlines Center
Television - FOX Sports Southwest
Radio - Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket


1.)  Tonight the Stars will host the Ducks in the final home game this season. Dallas is 3-1-1 in the season series against Anaheim, claiming victory in both games played at AAC. The Stars collected the wins in a 3-1 decision Dec. 3 and in a 5-3 win on New Years Eve, with a hat trick courtesy of Loui Eriksson. Dallas is 32-9-3 on home ice against the Ducks and lead the all-time series 54-24-11.
 

2.)  Tonight’s game could be Mike Modano’s last at American Airlines Center. The center, who turns 40 in June, is considering retirement following the season. Modano was the first overall selection in the 1988 Entry Draft and is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (1,457), goals (556), assists (801), points (1357), power play goals (156), shorthanded goals (29) and game-winning goals (92). Modano has racked up 26 goals and 54 assists for 80 points in 78 career-games against the Ducks, making him the leading scorer of all Anaheim opponents.

3.)  Marty Turco is scheduled to get the start in net tonight for the Stars. Like Modano, Turco could also being playing his final game in Dallas, as his contract expires at the end of this season making him and unrestricted free agent. Turco was the Stars’ fifth round pick in the 1994 Entry Draft and has played nine seasons with Dallas. He ranks first in franchise goalies for games played (508), wins (261), shutouts (40), assists (22) and 20-win seasons (7). Turco has a 23-9-9 career record against the Ducks, with a 2.20 goals-against average and three shutouts.
 
4.)  Special teams has been a strong point for the Stars in the season series. Dallas has been very disciplined, averaging just 2.2 power plays per game for Anaheim and keeping them to one power-play goal in 11 attempts. The Stars have scored three goals in 16 power play chances. Despite the limited chances on the man advantage, there has still been plenty of aggression in the series, as the division rivals have combined for 12 fighting majors in the five games.
 
5.)  One to watch for: Saku Koivu is playing some of his best hockey of the season and is currently on a four-game point streak (4g, 5a). He has tallied four goals and an assist in the season series against Dallas, for a total of five goals and six assists in 11 career games. The center has collected 50 points (19g, 31a) in 70 games this season. It is the ninth season in which he has tallied 50+ points.






















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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 8 5 7 7 12
J. Spezza 8 4 5 0 9
C. Eakin 8 0 7 3 7
A. Goligoski 8 3 2 -3 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 8 3 1 2 4
R. Faksa 8 2 2 2 4
J. Klingberg 8 1 3 -2 4
A. Hemsky 8 1 3 2 4
M. Janmark 7 1 3 0 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 4 1 0 .906 2.45
A. Niemi 1 2 2 .892 2.73
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