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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 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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