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StarGazing - February 24th vs. Minnesota Wild

Friday, 02.24.2012 / 12:21 PM / News
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StarGazing - February 24th vs. Minnesota Wild

FRIDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (31-26-4, 66 points – T-3rd, Pacific Division) – Tonight: 3-1 W @ Chicago
vs. Minnesota Wild (27-24-9, 63 points – 4th, Northwest Division) – Tonight: 3-2 SO W @ Florida
7:30 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center

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

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. MINNESOTA WILD:
Overall: 27-12-3
Home: 17-2-2
Road: 10-10-1
This Season: 1-1-0
01/21/12 – @ Minnesota, 2-5 L
02/04/12 – vs. Minnesota, 2-1 W (SO)
02/24/12 – vs. Minnesota
03/13/12 – @ Minnesota

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild meet for their third of four contests on Friday night. The Stars have a 1-1-0 record against them in the season series and have won seven of the last nine games against them overall.
 
2.
The Dallas Stars have not lost a home game to the Minnesota Wild since March 21, 2003. Since that contest, the Stars have won 15 consecutive games (15-0-0) They have not lost in regulation at home since March 8, 2002 (span of 9 years, 10 months).
 
3.
Friday’s game between the Stars and Wild features two of the top-three winningest Finnish-born goaltenders in NHL history. Nicklas Backstrom (MIN) and Kari Lehtonen (DAL) are tied for second with 156 victories while Mikka Kiprusoff (CGY) is first with 303 victories.
 
4.
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 a 0-9-2 record on the second day of a back-to-back.
 
5.
The Stars are now just two victories shy of earning the franchise’s 1,500thall-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.




WHO TO WATCH:

LOUI ERIKSSON
has earned a point in four of his last five games against the Wild (0-6-6). He is one of 14 active NHL players who has 50 points for four consecutive seasons.
 
MIKE RIBEIRO
has earned a point in five of his last seven games against the Wild (2-4-6).
 
KARI LEHTONEN
earned a shutout in his previous game vs. the Canadiens becoming the only goaltender in Stars history to earn a shutout in Montreal.



 








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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 46 28 24 1 52
J. Benn 46 13 27 -3 40
J. Spezza 46 8 26 -4 34
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 46 1 22 6 23
A. Roussel 46 11 11 -2 22
T. Daley 43 11 10 -9 21
C. Eakin 43 9 12 6 21
A. Hemsky 43 7 11 -5 18
J. Klingberg 32 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 19 10 7 .904 2.98
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
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