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StarGazing - February 18th vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Saturday, 02.18.2012 / 10:34 AM CT / News
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StarGazing - February 18th vs. Phoenix Coyotes

SATURDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (29-25-3, 61 points – 4th, Pacific Division)
at Phoenix Coyotes (28-21-9, 65 points –  T-2nd, Pacific Division)
7 p.m. CT at Jobing.com Arena

BROADCAST INFO:
TXA 21 and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. PHOENIX COYOTES:
Overall: 77-60-18
Home: 37-30-11
Road: 40-30-7
This Season: 2-2-0
10/10/11 – vs. Phoenix, 2-1 W (SO)
10/25/11 – @ Phoenix, 3-2 W (SO)
11/26/11 – @ Phoenix, 0-3 L
02/07/12 – vs. Phoenix, 1-4 L
02/18/12 – @ Phoenix
03/10/12 – vs. Phoenix

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes meet up for their fifth of six meetings on Saturday night. The Stars and Coyotes are even in the season series with a 2-2-0 record. Six of the last eight games between these two teams have been one-goal affairs with four of those games going to overtime or the shootout. Dallas is looking to win their first game in regulation in Glendale since March 1, 2011 (3-2 W).

2.
A win against the Coyotes on Saturday would mark the 15th consecutive season that the Stars reach the 30-win mark. Coming into 2011-12, Dallas trailed the Detroit Red Wings (20 seasons, now 21), the Colorado Avalanche (18 seasons, two wins shy of making it 19), the New Jersey Devils (15 seasons, now 16), and the Toronto Maple Leafs (15 seasons, one win shy of making it 16), as the only NHL clubs that have had more consecutive 30-win campaigns than Dallas (active streak). These totals include the lockout shortened 1994-95 season.

3.
Dallas is looking to get off to a quick start against Phoenix on Saturday. The Coyotes have scored the first goal of the game between these two clubs in each of the four games in the season series so far and in the last five games overall. The last time Dallas scored the first goal of the game against the Coyotes was on March 1, 2011 (Tom Wandell).

4.
The Stars will play their 11th back-to-back set on Saturday (at Phoenix) and Sunday (vs. Nashville). The club has an overall record of 5-12-2 with a 5-4-1 record on the first day, and a 0-8-1 record on the second day.

5.
Dallas enters Saturday’s game having been shorthanded 213 times, or tied for the fifth most in the NHL. They have been more disciplined lately, allowing the opposition over three power plays in a game on nine separate occasions in their past 28 games. In Dallas’ first 29 games of the season, they found themselves shorthanded 20 times.



WHO TO WATCH:

MICHAEL RYDER
is currently on a four-game point scoring streak (2-2-4)

ADAM BURISH
is currently on a two-game goal scoring streak (2-0-2) – the third such streak of his career.

TOMAS VINCOUR
has played over 10 minutes in a game in six of the last seven games he’s skated in. He has one goal and one assist in that span.


 




















SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 56 29 34 18 63
T. Seguin 56 30 32 13 62
J. Klingberg 56 10 37 13 47
P. Sharp 56 16 25 -2 41
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
A. Goligoski 56 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 56 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 56 11 10 13 21
A. Hemsky 49 6 14 0 20
J. Demers 49 7 12 16 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 16 5 0 .910 2.80
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