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StarGazing - March 28th vs. Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, 03.28.2012 / 7:43 AM / 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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SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 47 28 25 2 53
J. Benn 47 14 28 -2 42
J. Spezza 47 8 27 -4 35
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 47 1 22 6 23
A. Roussel 47 11 11 -3 22
T. Daley 44 11 10 -9 21
C. Eakin 44 9 12 5 21
A. Hemsky 44 7 11 -6 18
J. Klingberg 33 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 19 11 7 .903 2.99
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
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