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StarGazing - February 18th vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Saturday, 02.18.2012 / 11:34 AM / 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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 62 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 62 15 37 -3 52
E. Cole 57 18 15 4 33
T. Daley 59 16 16 -9 32
J. Klingberg 48 10 22 2 32
C. Eakin 59 14 14 -2 28
A. Hemsky 56 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 62 2 24 2 26
A. Roussel 60 12 11 -11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 10 .905 2.97
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
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