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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 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

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 9 5 7 5 12
J. Spezza 9 4 6 1 10
C. Eakin 9 0 7 1 7
A. Goligoski 9 3 2 -5 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 9 3 1 0 4
R. Faksa 9 2 2 1 4
J. Klingberg 9 1 3 -5 4
A. Hemsky 9 1 3 0 4
M. Janmark 8 1 3 -1 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 4 1 0 .903 2.70
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .872 3.33
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