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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 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 61 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 61 14 37 -3 51
E. Cole 56 18 14 4 32
J. Klingberg 47 10 22 4 32
T. Daley 58 16 15 -11 31
A. Hemsky 55 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 61 2 24 4 26
C. Eakin 58 12 13 -3 25
A. Roussel 59 11 11 -11 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 9 .906 2.96
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
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