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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 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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