|17||DALLAS||+105||Ov 5,-120||+100||Ov 5,-120|
|18||EDMONTON||-125||Un 5,+100||-120||Un 5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-4-0||+0.1||4-4||+0.1||0-5||1.7||25.9||1.9||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||0-2||2.6||25.6||1.6||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||30||11||9||8||2||1||331||9.1%||44||7||15.9%||50|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||14||3||6||4||1||0||207||6.8%||27||2||7.4%||24|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||4||4||1||0||128||10.2%||17||3||17.6%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||29||5||15||8||1||0||424||6.8%||62||9||14.5%||50|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||15||3||6||6||0||0||256||5.9%||41||4||9.8%||27|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||4||2||0||0||151||5.3%||24||3||12.5%||14|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||2||1||36||34||94.4%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Road Games)||2||1||36||34||94.4%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)||2||1||36||34||94.4%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||11||10||327||305||93.3%||0||7-3||+4||7-3-0||+4||2-5|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)||6||6||188||176||93.6%||0||4-2||+2||4-2-0||+2||0-3|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||111||94.9%||0||4-0||+4.2||4-0-0||+4||0-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||2||2||61||56||91.8%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|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)||2||2||61||56||91.8%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-4-0||-2.3||2-4||-2.3||1-3||2.3||30.8||3.0||32.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.4||1-4||-3.4||0-3||1.8||25.6||2.6||33.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||29||9||8||9||3||3||350||8.3%||63||14||22.2%||50|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||14||5||4||4||1||1||185||7.6%||33||9||27.3%||25|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||3||3||3||0||1||128||7.0%||25||3||12.0%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||34||9||13||9||3||2||437||7.8%||64||8||12.5%||56|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||18||6||5||5||2||0||197||9.1%||26||4||15.4%||33|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||0||5||6||2||0||167||7.8%||24||3||12.5%||24|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Home Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||12||12||392||362||92.3%||0||5-7||-2||5-7-0||-2||2-8|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||6||6||183||165||90.2%||0||2-4||-2.3||2-4-0||-2||1-3|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||137||126||92.0%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||0-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||1||1||30||28||93.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||1||1||30||28||93.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.1, EDMONTON 3.14|
|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||3-4||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||O|
|1/28/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at DETROIT||1-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||PHOENIX||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|2/2/2013||at PHOENIX||0-2||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||U|
|2/4/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|2/6/2013||at EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/8/2013||ANAHEIM||3-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|2/13/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|2/15/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/23/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|1/20/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/22/2013||SAN JOSE||3-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/24/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-1||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at CALGARY||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/28/2013||COLORADO||4-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/30/2013||at PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/31/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||at COLORADO||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2013||VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/6/2013||DALLAS||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/9/2013||at DETROIT||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
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: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DALLAS-EDMONTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Stars-Oilers Preview* ======================
Dallas (6-5-1) at Edmonton (5-4-3), 9:30 p.m. EDT
The Dallas Stars are riding high in confidence as they start a three-game trip in the same place where their previous one ended last week.
The Stars seek a fourth straight victory Tuesday night when they visit an Edmonton Oilers team searching for consistency.
These teams are both one-quarter through their season with 13 points apiece, but there's a different mood for Dallas (6-5-1) than Edmonton (5-4-3). The Stars are enjoying their longest win streak of the season entering a trip that also goes to Calgary and Vancouver.
"We've been winning now the last three games so we have to build on that," winger Loui Eriksson said. "We know it's going to be a tough road trip up here in Canada so it's going to be fun to get there and try to win the first one and just keep going."
The Oilers ended a five-game losing streak (0-2-3) with Sunday's 3-1 victory at Columbus, but were outshot 40-14 as Devan Dubnyk came to the rescue with a season-high 39 saves.
"You need a goalie to steal one for you once in a while," coach Ralph Krueger said. "We were really flat as a team and he was just world class and outstanding all the way through."
Dallas swept four 2011-12 meetings with Edmonton, and capped a 2-1-0 trip with a 3-2 victory at Rexall Place last Wednesday on Jaromir Jagr's overtime goal.
The Stars were 0 for 13 on the power play in four games before Derek Roy scored with the man advantage in that contest. Jamie Benn and Trevor Daley came through with power-play goals Friday in a 3-1 home victory over Anaheim.
"Just keep working on it, watching some video, working on it in practice," Benn said about the power play. "I think it just comes down to shooting pucks and keeping it simple and I think we did that tonight."
Benn has played in nine straight victories for the Stars over the Oilers, totaling eight goals and four assists.
Kari Lehtonen improved to 8-1-0 with an 1.89 goals-against average in his last nine starts against the Oilers last Wednesday.
Dubnyk, meanwhile, fell to 0-3-1 with a 4.01 GAA in four career starts versus the Stars. He has not been helped by his defense lately, facing at least 38 shots in four of his last five outings.
The Oilers, beginning a season-high five-game homestand, know they must get more offensive zone time.
"It's hard to create shots when you're in your own end, it's as simple as that," said center Sam Gagner, who has a team-high 13 points. "You've got to give them credit for the way they forechecked and hemmed us in. We just need to be a little harder in there."
Stars coach Glen Gulutzan expects Michael Ryder to play Tuesday after the veteran sat out practice Sunday for "maintenance." Ryder has three goals and two assists in three career games at Edmonton with Dallas.
Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov is tied with Ales Hemsky for the team lead with five goals, but has not scored in a season-high four straight contests.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 8:14:08 AM EST|