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StarGazing - March 31st vs. San Jose Sharks

Saturday, 03.31.2012 / 11:30 AM CT / News
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StarGazing - March 31st vs. San Jose Sharks
SATURDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (42-30-5, 89 points – 3rd, Western Conference) – Play tonight at Vancouver
at San Jose Sharks (39-29-10, 88 points – 9th, Western Conference)
9:30 p.m. CT at HP Pavilion


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

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS VS. SAN JOSE SHARKS:
Overall: 55-39-11
Home: 24-20-8
Road: 31-19-3
This Season: 0-3-0
11/19/11 – vs. San Jose, 1-4 L
12/8/11 – @ San Jose, 2-5 L
2/2/12, @ San Jose, 2-5 L
3/8/12, vs. San Jose, 4-3 W (SO)
3/31/12, @ San Jose
4/3/12, vs. San Jose

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks play their fifth game of the season series on Saturday night. It will be Dallas’ final back-to-back game of the season. The Stars have earned a 1-10-2 record on the second day of a back-to-back.
 
2.
Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks is the first of a critical home-and-home seriesagainst them. If the Dallas Stars win BOTH games against the Sharks in regulation, the Stars will clinch a playoff spot. This is possible because the max number of points that the Sharks can earn after the two losses is 92 points.
 
3.
With 89 points in the standings, Dallas finds themselves one point shy of earning their 14th 90-point season since moving to Texas. Since 1993-94 (the year the Stars moved to Texas), only three teams have earned more 90-point campaigns than Dallas. The Detroit Red Wings (17), the New Jersey Devils (15) and thePhiladelphia Flyers (14).
 
4.
Michael Ryder has a career-high 35 goals for the season with 18 of them occurring since the All-Star Break. Ryder joins Loui Eriksson, Brett Hull, Mike Modano, and Joe Nieuwendyk as the only Dallas Stars to earn 35-or-more goals in a single season, and is one goal shy of tying Russ Courtnall for the franchise record for most goals by a first-year Star (36 goals in 1992).
 
5.
The home-and-home against San Jose will be the fourth of the regular season for the Stars and the third overall against the Sharks in Dallas Stars history. The Stars have a 2-2-0 record in the previous two home-and-homes against the Sharks with both victories coming at San Jose.

 










 








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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 53 28 31 15 59
T. Seguin 53 28 28 10 56
J. Klingberg 53 8 35 14 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 53 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 53 10 13 1 23
A. Goligoski 53 3 20 17 23
M. Janmark 53 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 51 8 10 5 18
V. Nichushkin 50 6 12 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .907 2.82
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