StarGazing - February 16th vs. Calgary Flames
Thursday, 02.16.2012 / 10:00 AM CT / News
Dallas Stars (28-25-3, 59 points – 4th, Pacific Division)
vs. Calgary Flames (27-22-8, 62 points – 2nd, Northwest Division)
7:30 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center
FOX Sports Southwest and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket.
ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. CALGARY FLAMES:
This Season: 0-0-0
02/16/12 – vs. Calgary
03/04/12 – @ Calgary
03/24/12 – vs. Calgary
03/26/12 – @ Calgary
FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:
1. The Dallas Stars meet the Calgary Flames for the first time this season on Thursday night. The Stars went 0-2-2 last season against the Flames with two of those losses coming in the shootout. Dallas is looking to win their first home regulation game against the Flames since Feb. 3, 2009 (3-1 W).
2. The Stars have a 16-3-0 record this season when a defenseman scores a goal. Alex Goligoski leads all Dallas defensemen with seven goals.
3. No team has gone to overtime fewer times than the Dallas Stars (9). They have six wins, and three shootout losses in that span of games. The Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks are the only two teams in the NHL that have not lost a game in overtime this season.
4. Dallas has a 3-0-1 record so far this season against teams based in Canada. Their last regulation loss against a Canadian team came against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 19, 2011.
5. In December 1995, the Calgary Flames traded Joe Nieuwendyk to Dallas is exchange for then prospect, Jarome Iginla. Nieuwendyk would go on to win the Stanley Cup with the Stars as well as the Conn-Smythe trophy in 1999. He is the current General Manager of the Dallas Stars. Iginla was drafted by the Stars in 1995 with the 11th overall pick. He is the second-highest scorer ever drafted by the Stars (1,052 points).
WHO TO WATCH:
MIKE RIBEIRO has recorded at least one point in five straight games against the Calgary Flames (5-5-10).
MICHAEL RYDER is looking to score his first career NHL goal against the Calgary Flames. It’s one of three NHL clubs he has never scored a goal against.
LOUI ERIKSSON is one goal shy moving ahead of Ulf Dahlen for most goals by a Swedish-born player in team history (130g).