Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Dallas
Stars
37-31-14
Nashville
Predators
47-29-6

29 SOG
33 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
DAL
NSH
  • Preview
  • Watch
  • Ice Tracker
  • Boxscore
  • Recap
  • photos (22)
game preview

Stars and Preds meet for third time in four weeks

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:49 AM
Share with your Friends


Stars and Preds meet for third time in four weeks
Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators
Stars and Preds meet for third time in four weeks
NHL.com
STATS
13 GP 12
6 W 5
2 L 6
5 OT 1
17 P 11
0.654 P% 0.458
3.54 G/G 1.92
2.85 GA/G 2.92
17.5 PP% 11.1
75.0 PK% 76.2
31.5 S/G 28.2
28.5 SA/G 29.5
47.9 FO% 50.8
DATE VIS/HOME FINAL
Oct 14, 2009 NSH@DAL DAL, 6 - 0
Oct 3, 2009 NSH@DAL NSH, 3 - 2


STARS (6-2-5) at PREDATORS (5-6-1)

Last 10 -- Dallas 5-2-3; Nashville 3-6-1

Season series -- The Predators and Stars are meeting for the third time this season. Unlike the previous two encounters, however, the game will be played at SommetCenter in Nashville. The teams have split the first two games, with the Predators winning 3-2 in a shootout on Oct. 3 and Dallas rolling up a 6-0 win on Oct. 14. The teams won't see each other again until Dallas comes to Music City on March 23.

Big Story -- Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne notched his first shutout of the season on Thursday behind 22 saves in a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Predators opened the season at American Airlines Center with a 3-2 shootout victory on Oct. 3. The shootout went five rounds (10 shooters) before Mike Santorelli scored the game-deciding goal -- the first shootout marker of his career. It marked just the third time in series history the teams have gone to overtime or shootout to determine a game's outcome. The second meeting in Dallas was no contest as the Stars scored a 6-0 triumph behind 29 saves by Marty Turco.

Team Scope

Stars -- Dallas is doing an excellent job at not losing games in regulation, making sure to get at least one point. It's getting the second point that's proving to be the problem. The Stars overcame an early 3-0 deficit on Friday to get to a shootout with Florida tied 5-5, only to lose. The Stars are now 1-5 in games that were tied after 60 minutes -- and 0-4 in shootouts, an area they once dominated.

Predators -- Nashville goalie Dan Ellis has faced the team that drafted him 60th overall in the 2000 Entry Draft eight times in his career -- posting a pair of shutouts. It remains to be seen if he'll get the nod this time. Rinne, who is coming off his fifth career shutout after blanking Chicago on Thursday, has never faced the Stars. Nashville is 6-4-0 since the start of the 2007-08 season against Dallas, with J.P. Dumont (4 goals, 6 assists) and Jason Arnott (4 goals, 6 assists) doing most of the damage in those 10 games.

Who's hot -- Dumont has 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) over the last seven games and now leads the team with 9 points. … Dallas forward James Neal has 5 goals during a four-game goal-scoring streak and 8 points during a five-game points streak.

Injury report -- Arnott (arm) and winger Jordin Tootoo (hip) are on injured reserve for Nashville. The Stars were without goaltender Marty Turco on Friday night because of flu-like symptoms. Mike Modano (ribs) and Jere Lehtinen (abdominal soreness) are still on IR.

Stat pack -- Dallas coach Marc Crawford is starting on his second thousand games. He was behind an NHL bench for the 1,000th time on Friday night, becoming the 15th coach in the NHL to reach that. The 48-year-old is 476-363-161 in his career, which includes stints with Quebec/Colorado, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Dallas. He won a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996.

Puck Drop -- The Stars are on an offensive roll, scoring four or more goals in each of their last four games, and are 4-0-3 on the road. The Predators 2-3-0 with only six goals scored at home, are struggling offensively but they're starting to show the kind of defensive tenacity and get the sort of goaltending they've received over the past few seasons.

--Mike G. Morreale, NHL.com

2009-2010 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 23 '10DAL 3 at NSH 1L. Eriksson
Oct 31 '09DAL 2 at NSH 4P. Hornqvist
Oct 14 '09NSH 0 at DAL 6B. Morrow
Oct 03 '09NSH 3 at DAL 2 - SOM. Santorelli
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
B. Richards1251217+5210
J. Neal148816+6411
B. Morrow146713+02021
M. Ribeiro145712-1810
L. Eriksson145611+5621
J. Benn143710-1600
S. Robidas14358+41221
F. Brunnstrom14167+0600
T. Wandell14246+2601
B. Sutherby13415+61300
S. Ott8235+01810
M. Niskanen12055-3200
T. Petersen13213+1000
K. Skrastins14033+2000
T. Daley14112+2211
M. Fistric11112+4800
N. Grossmann14022+9800
K. Barch14011+01700
J. Woywitka8011-2400
J. Lehtinen2011+0000
F. Wathier2000+0500
M. Modano1000+0200
A. Gagnon1000+0000
P. Lindgren1000+0000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
M. Turco94-2-3212542.26.917
A. Auld52-1-2191483.74.872
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
J. Dumont93811+3400
S. Weber13549+2431
P. Hornqvist13358+5802
R. Suter13257+2810
J. Arnott7325+1210
S. Sullivan13235-3200
J. Ward11134-2211
J. Smithson13303+21601
D. Legwand13033-5800
D. Hamhuis9033-61000
K. Klein13112-4400
C. Wilson10112-1000
M. Santorelli8112-4200
C. Franson7112+1400
D. Scatchard6022+2400
M. Erat11101-9800
F. Bouillon13011-4800
M. Goc12011-2400
A. Sulzer3011+1000
R. Jones8000-2200
W. Belak7000-1200
T. Laakso7000-2200
C. O'Reilly6000+0200
B. Guite4000-1200
T. Grant3000-1900
P. Olvecky1000+0000
A. Thuresson1000+0000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
P. Rinne84-3-0181992.63.910
D. Ellis82-3-1191843.03.897
DallasStars.com is the official Web site of Dallas Stars, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Dallas Stars, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Corporate Partnerships | Contact Us | Code Of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Job Opportunities | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map | Find us on Google+