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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 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 73 43 26 4 211 195 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 73 33 28 12 196 205 78
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 74 27 44 -4 71
T. Seguin 64 33 34 -1 67
J. Spezza 74 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 57 10 27 7 37
C. Eakin 70 17 17 -2 34
A. Goligoski 74 4 30 0 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 68 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 70 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 72 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 14 10 .908 2.82
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
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