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StarGazing - March 28th vs. Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, 03.28.2012 / 6:43 AM CT / News
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StarGazing - March 28th vs. Edmonton Oilers
WEDNESDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (41-30-5, 87 points – 7th, Western Conference)
at Edmonton Oilers (31-36-9, 71 points –14th, Western Conference)
8:30 p.m. CT at Rexall Place

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

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. EDMONTON OILERS:
Overall: 59-39-18
Home: 35-16-8
Road: 24-23-10
This Season: 3-0-0
11/21/11 – vs. Edmonton, 4-1 W
1/7/12 – vs. Edmonton, 4-1 W
3/2/12 – at Edmonton, 3-1 W
2/28/23 – at Edmonton


FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers conclude their season series on Wednesday night. The Stars have won all three games against them this season (3-0-0) and have outscored them 11-3 in that span. Dallas has earned points in 11 of their last 12 games against the Oilers (9-1-2) and are looking for their first season series sweep against them since the 2007-08 season (4-0-0).
 
2.
Three of the five goals that Dallas has scored in the opening two minutes of a game belong to Jamie Benn, including the past two consecutive contests for Dallas. The other tallies belong to Michael Ryder (56 seconds in) and Loui Eriksson (13 seconds in).
 
3.
Wednesday’s game features two of the top-three highest goal scoring, 2007 NHL draft picks. Sam Gagne (EDM, 6th overall) is second with 76 career goals, while Jamie Benn (DAL, 129th overall) is third with 70. They both trail Patrick Kane from Chicago who has scored 123 goals as the first-overall pick in 2007.
 
4.
Kari Lehtonen has a 12-5-0 record with a .931 save percentage (SV%) and a 1.98 goals against average (GAA) with three shutouts in starts following contests in which he allows three-or-more goals in a game this season. He has a .935 SV%-or-higher in five of his last six games against the Oilers.
 
5.
Loui Eriksson (DAL) and Jordan Eberle (EDM) are the only two players in the NHL that have registered over 65 points and under 10 penalty minutes this season. Eriksson has 68 points with eight penalty minutes while Eberle has 73 points with eight penalty minutes.



WHO TO WATCH:

MICHAEL RYDER
leads all Dallas Stars with 33 goals. Since the All-Star Break, Ryder has scored 16 goals – the only players that have earned more goals in that same span of time are Steven Stamkos (TBL, 20g) and Evgeni Malkin (PIT, 19g)
 
JAMIE BENN
has four goals in the last two games. Benn also has earned 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in nine career games against Edmonton and is a plus-8 in that span.
 


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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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