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StarGazing - March 4th vs. Calgary Flames

Sunday, 03.4.2012 / 10:30 AM CT / News
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StarGazing - March 4th vs. Calgary Flames

SUNDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (34-26-5, 73 points – 8th, Western Conference)
at Calgary Flames (29-25-11, 69 points –11th, Western Conference)
5 p.m. CT at Scotiabank Saddledome


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


ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. CALGARY FLAMES:
Overall: 58-59-32
Home: 37-22-16
Road: 21-37-16
This Season: 1-0-0
02/16/12 – vs. Calgary, 3-2 W (OT)
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 second time of the season series on Sunday. Dallas leads the series 1-0-0 and will see Calgary three more times before they conclude the month of March.
 
2.
Dallas enters Sunday’s contest with a 5-0-1 record over their last six games. They have scored at least three goals in each of the six contests outscoring the opposition 19-9 in that span. Additionally, the Stars have only allowed onepower play goal (17/18, 94.4%) and have gone from 21st to 14th on the penalty kill.
 
3.
The Stars have not lost a game in regulation to a Canadian team this season, earning a 7-0-1 record in eight games against them. Their only loss was against the TorontoMaple Leafs in late November (3-4 L**). They also have a 9-3-0 record against Northwest Division opponents.
 
4.
Sunday’s game features the two winningest Finnish-born goaltenders in NHL history. Mikka Kiprussoff is first with 304 wins while Kari Lehtonen is second with 159 victories. Lehtonen has earned a .920 save percentage-or-higher in four of his last five games, allowing fewer than two goals on four occasions.
 
5.
Dallas has a 26-5-2 record when they score over two goals in a game this season, and a 4-22-2 record when they allow three or more.
 


WHO TO WATCH:

MIKE RIBEIRO has earned a point in six consecutive games against the Calgary Flames scoring six goals and six assists in that span.
 
MICHAEL RYDER
is currently on a five-game point streak (4-2-6) – Ryder has never scored a goal against the Flames, one of three NHL clubs he has yet to score against.
 
STEPHANE ROBIDAS
has 13 shots and a plus-five rating over his last eight games.





 








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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 8 5 7 7 12
J. Spezza 8 4 5 0 9
C. Eakin 8 0 7 3 7
A. Goligoski 8 3 2 -3 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 8 3 1 2 4
R. Faksa 8 2 2 2 4
J. Klingberg 8 1 3 -2 4
A. Hemsky 8 1 3 2 4
M. Janmark 7 1 3 0 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 4 1 0 .906 2.45
A. Niemi 1 2 2 .892 2.73
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