|59||ST LOUIS||-130||Ov 5,-120||-150||Ov 5,-120|
|60||DALLAS||+110||Un 5,+100||+130||Un 5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||1-1||3.0||36.5||3.0||25.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-1-0||+2||3-1||+2||2-2||3.7||33.2||1.5||19.5|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||15||5||3||6||1||1||133||11.3%||13||7||53.8%||25|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||6||2||0||3||1||1||73||8.2%||4||2||50.0%||10|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||15||5||3||6||1||1||133||11.3%||13||7||53.8%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||0||78||7.7%||17||3||17.6%||12|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||0||51||11.8%||9||3||33.3%||12|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||0||78||7.7%||17||3||17.6%||12|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||2||1||40||37||92.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||2||1||40||37||92.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||2||1||40||37||92.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||3||3||38||35||92.1%||2||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||2-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||1||1||11||8||72.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||3||3||38||35||92.1%||2||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||2-1|
|MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MCKENNA (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||1-1||3.0||24.5||3.0||40.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-2-0||+0.1||2-2||+0.1||1-3||2.0||26.2||2.0||38.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||8||3||2||3||0||0||105||7.6%||12||2||16.7%||14|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2||6||2||2||2||0||0||49||12.2%||6||2||33.3%||10|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||8||3||2||3||0||0||105||7.6%||12||2||16.7%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||8||1||3||3||1||0||153||5.2%||19||5||26.3%||14|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||0||3||2||1||0||81||7.4%||12||5||41.7%||10|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||1||3||3||1||0||153||5.2%||19||5||26.3%||14|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||3||3||121||114||94.2%||0||2-1||+1.1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||2||2||81||75||92.6%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||3||3||121||114||94.2%||0||2-1||+1.1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||1||1||32||31||96.9%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||1||1||32||31||96.9%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.34, DALLAS 3.18|
|1/19/2013||DETROIT||6-0||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at NASHVILLE||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|1/31/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/1/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|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||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 ev||U|
|1/24/2013||CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|1/28/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|1/29/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/2/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|2/4/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|2/6/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|ST LOUIS: |
LAST SEASON: 49-22-11, 109 points, Central Division championship. Lost to Los Angeles 4-0 in second round.
COACH: Ken Hitchcock, 1st full season with Blues, 43-15-11; 16th overall, 576-365-169 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Vladimir Tarasenko, LW Jaden Schwartz, D Jeff Woywitka, D Colin White.
LOST: RW B.J. Crombeen, D Kent Huskins (unsigned unrestricted free agent).
PLAYER TO WATCH: Shifty, inventive LW David Perron has potential to lift a grinding offense that ranked in the bottom third of the NHL after scoring 42 points in 57 last season after recovering from concussion that sidelined him a full season.
OUTLOOK: The Blues stood pat after second-best point total in franchise history, banking on continued development of youthful roster, and figure to be among top teams in Western Conference. Hitchcock was NHL coach of year, elevating play across the board of roster that was 7-7 before he replaced Davis Payne.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Stars Preview* =====================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
St. Louis (3-1-0) at Dallas (2-1-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Now that the Dallas Stars finally have reached a contract agreement with their star player, they can devote their full attention to what's happening on the ice.
Jamie Benn likely won't be around, though, to try and help contain Blues rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko.
Dallas looks to avoid a fourth straight loss in the series when it hosts St. Louis on Saturday night.
The Stars made an in-game announcement that received a loud ovation during Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago that they had reached a five-year, $26.25 million contract with Benn, who was a restricted free agent after setting career highs with 26 goals and 37 assists last season.
"Jamie Benn has proven in his short, but very productive NHL career, that he is not only this franchise's cornerstone player, but also an emerging superstar in the league," general manager Joe Nieuwendyk told the team's official website. "We believe that Jamie has the necessary tools to continue his growth and lead this team into the next great era of Dallas Stars hockey."
Though the 23-year-old has returned to Dallas after playing in Germany during the lockout, he has to obtain his work visa and likely won't play until Monday at Columbus.
The rest of the Stars (2-1-1) will have their hands full attempting to slow down Tarasenko, who scored in St. Louis' 3-0 win over Nashville on Thursday and has four goals and two assists in his first four NHL games.
Tarasenko has shined playing on a line with Andy McDonald (two goals, two assists) and Alex Steen (four assists).
"It's a really interesting line because it's a throwback line," coach Ken Hitchcock told the team's official website. "It's a puck-possession line, a line that has three guys with the innate ability to find open space on the ice in a game that has no space. They find space. They find room to make plays, they find open people, they see the ice. It's a fun line to watch from the bench."
Steen scored as St. Louis (3-1-0) beat Dallas 3-2 on the road in the most recent meeting April 7. Jaroslav Halak made 33 saves in that contest and finished with 13 Thursday for his second shutout of the season.
He was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots Monday versus Nashville.
"Great bounce-back by him," said T.J. Oshie, who scored his third goal Thursday. "It's got to be tough (being pulled). You need a short memory."
It's unclear if Hitchcock will start Halak or Brian Elliott, whose 24-save effort in Tuesday's loss at Chicago he lauded, against the Stars.
Dallas could choose to again go with Kari Lehtonen, who made 38 saves - plenty in spectacular fashion - during Thursday's loss. The Stars were ahead 2-0 before Chicago scored three power-play goals.
"If Kari isn't there, there is no game," defenseman Stephane Robidas said. "There's no chance we get a point.
"We've just got to tighten up defensively. You can't play like that all the time."
Lehtonen is 5-1-0 with a 1.65 goals-against average in his last six starts in the series while Halak has a 1.67 GAA while winning his last three starts versus Dallas.
|Last Updated: 4/25/2018 5:40:07 AM EST|