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StarGazing - January 7th vs. Edmonton Oilers

Saturday, 01.7.2012 / 6:00 AM CT / News
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StarGazing - January 7th vs. Edmonton Oilers

SATURDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (22-16-1, 45 points – 3rd, Pacific Division)
vs. Edmonton Oilers (16-21-3, 35 points – 5th, Northwest Division)
1 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center


ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. EDMONTON OILERS:
Overall: 57-39-18
Home: 34-16-8
Road: 23-23-10
This Season: 1-0-0
11/21/11 – vs. Edmonton, 4-1 W
1/7/12 – vs. Edmonton (1 p.m. CT)
3/2/12 – at Edmonton (8:30 p.m. CT)
3/28/12 -- at Edmonton (8:30 p.m. CT)


BROADCAST INFO: Fox Sports Southwest and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers meet for their second of four contests this season. Dallas won the first game against the Oilers 4-1, and have won six of the last seven games against them overall.

2.
Dallas has not lost a game in regulation at home against the Edmonton Oilers since Dec. 8, 2006. In 10 home games since then, the Stars have earned a 9-0-1 record outscoring them 39-22 in that span. The Stars have a four-game winning streak against them at home.

3.
American Airlines Center is gearing up for a double-header of Stars/Mavericks on Saturday. The Stars will hit the ice at 1 p.m. (CT), while the Mavericks are set to tip-off the hardwood at 8 p.m. The conversion from ice to wood takes approximately one-and-a-half to two hours and requires a crew of over 250 people to complete the process. The fastest recorded conversion at AAC took 1 hour, 21 minutes.

4.
Saturday’s game features two of the top three highest goal scoring 2007 draft picks. Jamie Benn (DAL, 129 overall), is third on the list with 55 goals while Sam Gagner (EDM, 6 overall), ranks second. Patrick Kane (CHI, 1 overall), is first with 113 goals.

5.
Dallas has scored at least three goals in five of their last six games and have not allowed a power play goal in their last four games (8/8 on PK).


WHO TO WATCH:

TOM WANDELL
is currently on his fourth career three-game point scoring streak (1-3-4). He has never had a four-game point streak.

JAMIE BENN
has earned three consecutive multi-point games. He has two goals and five assists in that span. Benn leads the team with 12 multi-point games this season.

ERIC NYSTROM
ranks third on the team with 12 goals. All three of his multi-goal games in his career have come against Canadian-based hockey clubs.




















SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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