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StarGazing - February 23rd vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday, 02.23.2012 / 12:00 PM CT / News
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StarGazing - February 23rd vs. Chicago Blackhawks

THURSDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (30-26-4, 64 points – 4th, Pacific Division)
at Chicago Blackhawks (33-21-7, 73 points – 4th, Central Division)
7:30 p.m. CT at United Center

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

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:
Overall: 97-117-34
Home: 67-47-17
Road: 36-70-17
This Season: 1-1-0
10/07/11 – vs. Chicago, 2-1 W
10/08/11 – @ Chicago, 2-5 L
02/23/12 – @ Chicago
03/16/12 – vs. Chicago


FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars meet for their third contest of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Dallas has a 1-1-0 record in the season series and have wonfour of their last five games against them overall.
 
2.
The Stars will play their 12th back-to-back set on Thursday (Chicago) and Friday
(Minnesota). They have an overall record of 5-13-4 with a 5-4-2 record on the first day and a0-9-2 record on the second day of a back-to-back.
 
3.
With their win against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night, the Stars earned their 15 consecutive 30-win season. It is the fifth longest current streak in the NHL with Detroit (21), Colorado (19), New Jersey (16) and Toronto (15) all having longer 30-win streaks than Dallas.
 
4.
The Stars are now just two victories shy of earning the franchise’s 1,500th all-time victory.  They will be the tenth team in NHL history to reach 1,500 as well as the only club to do so in two separate NHL cities.
 
5.
Dallas has won 16 of 20 games this season when a defenseman scores a goal this season (16-4-0record). Alex Goligoski leads all Dallas defensemen in goal scoring with eight goals.



WHO TO WATCH:

MIKE RIBEIRO
is currently on a four-game point scoring streak (2-3-5). He scoredlast night in his first trip to Montreal since being traded from there.
 
RICHARD BACHMAN
is expected to start in his first game since Feb. 2 vs. San Jose. He has allowed fewer than three goals a game in seven of his 13 appearances so far this season.
 
ERIC NYSTROM
is looking for his first goal since Feb. 1 (11 games). It is the longest span of time he has gone without registering a goal this season.















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 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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