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StarGazing - March 10th vs. Anaheim Ducks

Friday, 03.09.2012 / 6:07 PM / News
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StarGazing - March 10th vs. Anaheim Ducks

SATURDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (37-26-5, 79 points – 3rd, Western Conference)
vs. Anaheim Ducks (29-29-10, 68 points – 12th, Western Conference)
7 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center

BROADCAST INFO:
TXA 21 and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS VS. ANAHEIM DUCKS:
10/21/11 – @ Anaheim, 3-1 W
12/19/11 – vs. Anaheim, 5-3 W
1/10/12 – @ Anaheim, 2-5 L
1/24/12 – vs. Anaheim, 1-0 W
2/1/12 – @ Anaheim, 6-2 W
3/10/12 – vs. Anaheim

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks conclude the season series on Saturday night. Dallas has a 4-1-0 record against the Ducks and have won five of the last six against them overall.

2.
The Dallas Stars are currently on a four-game winning streak and have earned points in nine consecutive games (8-0-1 record). It’s the first time since the 2005-06 season that they have accomplished that feat. A win tomorrow or loss in overtime/shootout will improve that streak to 10 games. The Stars have earned points in 10-or-more games on eight previous occasions during their franchise history.

3.
The Stars (35) and Sharks (48) combined for 83 shots Thursday night. That’s the most combined shots in a Stars game since April 10, 2009 at the Ducks, when Dallas (45 shots) and Anaheim (39) combined for 84 shots on goal (also an OT game). Including Thursday’s game, the Stars and the opposition have combined for 80+ combined shots just four times since October of 2001 (a stretch of 795 regular season games).

4.
With 79 points in the standings, the Dallas Stars are on the cusp of reaching the 80-point plateau for the 16th consecutive season. Only the Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils are on longer active streaks (both at 19 consecutive) than the Stars. The last time Dallas failed to earn 80 points was the 1995-96 campaign when they finished with 66 points.

5.
No team in the NHL has earned a better record over the last 10 games than the Dallas Stars (8-1-1). In fact, Dallas is the only Pacific Division club that has earned over five wins over their last 10 games.

 


WHO TO WATCH:

MICHAEL RYDER is currently on a career-best eight game point streak (6-4-10). It is his third point streak of six or more games this season. Only Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay has a longer active streak than Ryder right now (11 games)

MIKE RIBEIRO
has earned points in seven consecutive games against the Anaheim Ducks (4-6-10). He also has a +20 rating against the Ducks over his career.

BRENDEN MORROW
was activated from injured reserve today after missing the previous 18 games with an upper-body injury. He will likely be a game time decision to play in tomorrow’s contest.
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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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