|59||DALLAS||+145||Ov 5.5,-105||+125||Ov 5.5,-105|
|60||DETROIT||-165||Un 5.5,-115||-145||Un 5.5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||0-1-0||-1||0-1||-1||0-1||0.0||24.0||1.0||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||1-1||2.0||25.0||2.0||36.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||2||4||1||1||2||0||0||50||8.0%||8||2||25.0%||7|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||24||0.0%||4||0||0.0%||0|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||2||4||1||1||2||0||0||50||8.0%||8||2||25.0%||7|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||4||1||2||1||0||0||72||5.6%||8||2||25.0%||6|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||1||1||0||0||0||0||32||3.1%||3||0||0.0%||2|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||4||1||2||1||0||0||72||5.6%||8||2||25.0%||6|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||1||1||40||37||92.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||1||1||40||37||92.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||1||1||32||31||96.9%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Road Games)||1||1||32||31||96.9%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||1||1||32||31||96.9%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|Last 5 Games||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||2-0||2.0||28.0||4.5||34.5|
|Team Stats (All Games)||2||4||0||2||1||1||1||56||7.1%||11||0||0.0%||6|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||2||4||0||2||1||1||1||56||7.1%||11||0||0.0%||6|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||9||2||3||4||0||0||69||13.0%||12||6||50.0%||17|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||2||3||4||0||0||69||13.0%||12||6||50.0%||17|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||2||2||61||53||86.9%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||2||2||61||53||86.9%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.14, DETROIT 3.49|
|1/19/2013||PHOENIX||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|1/20/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-1||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||U|
|1/22/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|1/26/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|1/28/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|1/29/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/2/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|1/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||0-6||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/1/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|2/2/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
LAST SEASON: 42-35-5, 89 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Curt Fraser, first season.
ADDED: C Cody Eakin, LW Ray Whitney, C Derek Roy, RW Jaromir Jagr, D Aaron Rome.
LOST: C Mike Ribiero, D Sheldon Souray, C Steve Ott, D Adam Pardy, C Jake Dowell, RW, RW Radek Dvorak.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Brenden Morrow. It's a contract year for the captain, who scored 35 goals last season.
OUTLOOK: The Stars recently signed G Kari Lehtonen to a five-year contract extension after two relatively healthy seasons in Dallas. The Finn and a relatively solid defense should keep the Stars on the fringes of playoff contention. Seeing how much Dallas can get from the 40-year-old Jagr in the lockout-shortened season will be worth watching.
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DALLAS-DETROIT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Stars-Red Wings Preview* =========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Dallas (1-1-0) at Detroit (0-1-0), 7:30 p.m. EDT
Thanks in part to an NHL record, the Detroit Red Wings compiled the most home wins last season.
The venue didn't seem to matter against the Dallas Stars.
The Red Wings hope to re-establish their dominance at Joe Louis Arena as they face the Stars for the first of two meetings within a week Tuesday night.
Detroit (1-1-0) went 31-7-3 at Joe Louis last season, leading the league in victories while tying St. Louis for the most home points at 65. That success was buoyed by an NHL-record 23-game winning streak, with 20 decided in regulation or overtime.
Two of those victories came against Dallas (1-1-0), including a 3-1 win Feb. 14 to complete a sweep of the four-game season series.
Detroit, however, followed that run by concluding the regular season 5-5-2 at home before dropping both first-round playoff matchups there to Nashville en route to a five-game exit.
The Wings will have some momentum in their home opener after rookie Damien Brunner scored the decisive shootout goal in dazzling fashion to clinch Monday's 4-3 win at Columbus. That was a welcome change after they were humiliated 6-0 in St. Louis two days earlier.
"This was an important game," Jimmy Howard said after making 30 saves. "You don't want to go down 0-2, especially in the shortened season. Two points are key. We got 'em."
Pavel Datsyuk scored his first goal Monday, a third-period tally that eventually forced overtime and the shootout after setting up an earlier goal by Ian White. The All-Star left wing didn't register a shot against the Blues.
He's been quite busy with 15 points over his last 13 home meetings with the Stars.
One area where the Red Wings need improvement is on the power play. They have a league-leading 11 power plays through two games, but have no goals while also surrendering a short-handed tally.
The Stars are hoping some rest will help them rebound from Sunday's sluggish 1-0 loss at Minnesota after opening the season with a 4-3 win over Phoenix a day prior.
"We knew it's going to be like that, with the short season, with such a short season and we get to make up a lot of games in a short time," said Jaromir Jagr, who turns 41 next month.
Jagr came up empty on three shots Sunday after getting two goals and two assists in his Stars debut against the Coyotes. His 667 career goals are one back of Luc Robitaille for 10th on the all-time list.
Jagr has no points in his past three meetings with the Red Wings, and last scored against them with the New York Rangers on Jan. 14, 2006.
Kari Lehtonen, who had 37 saves Saturday, is expected to be back in net after backup Christopher Nilstorp stopped 31 shots in his NHL debut against the Wild.
Lehtonen has split four visits to Detroit with a 2.26 goals-against average, making 34 saves in the Feb. 14 loss.
These teams meet again at Joe Louis next Tuesday, when Dallas will be the team playing the second game in back-to-back nights.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 6:15:23 PM EST|