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NHL : ATS Matchup
Tuesday 2/26/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



DALLAS (9-8-0-2, 20 pts.) at COLUMBUS (5-12-0-2, 12 pts.)
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Tuesday, 2/26/2013 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
1DALLAS-115Ov 5.5,+120-110Ov 5.5,+120
2COLUMBUS-105Un 5.5,-140-110Un 5.5,-140
DALLAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games9-10-0-0.79-10-0.78-82.726.42.830.8
Team Stats (Road Games)5-6-0-0.35-6-0.33-52.426.72.730.7
Last 5 Games2-3-0-0.82-3-0.84-13.427.23.427.8
DALLAS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)19511421142150110.2%701318.6%87
Team Stats (Road Games)11265137102948.8%39615.4%48
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)51721050013612.5%22418.2%29
Stats Against (All Games) 53122316215869.0%881517.0%94
Stats Against (Road Games) 308138113388.9%50714.0%54
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 173671013912.2%24416.7%32
DALLAS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)541059085.7%11-3-1.81-3-0-13-1
RICHARD BACHMAN (Road Games)43796886.1%11-2-0.41-2-002-1
RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)441038885.4%11-3-1.81-3-0-13-1
KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)121033431293.4%07-3+47-3-0+42-5
KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)7619518393.8%04-2+24-2-0+20-3
KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)43938995.7%03-0+33-0-0+30-1
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)5514613189.7%11-4-31-4-0-33-2
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Road Games)22635790.5%10-2-20-2-0-21-1
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)4411410087.7%01-3-21-3-0-23-1

COLUMBUS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games5-14-0-7.45-14-7.47-
Team Stats (Home Games)3-6-0-2.43-6-2.45-32.729.33.028.0
Last 5 Games1-4-0-2.51-4-2.51-41.823.82.628.8
COLUMBUS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)1940111315115028.0%811012.3%70
Team Stats (Home Games)9246810002649.1%44715.9%44
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)59423001197.6%1815.6%15
Stats Against (All Games) 562113202454810.2%741216.2%100
Stats Against (Home Games) 277992325210.7%39615.4%48
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13814011449.0%19315.8%23
COLUMBUS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)111128725990.2%13-8-4.23-8-0-32-8
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)5512110889.3%01-4-3.21-4-0-32-2
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)441049591.3%01-3-1.51-3-0-10-4
STEVE MASON (All Games)9825823490.7%12-6-3.22-6-0-35-3
STEVE MASON (Home Games)5412911891.5%02-2+0.82-2-0+13-1
STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)4411910890.8%11-3-1.41-3-0-13-1
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ALLEN YORK (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ALLEN YORK (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.07,  COLUMBUS 3.28
DALLAS - Schedule
2/1/2013PHOENIX4-3W0, -115W5 ovO
2/2/2013at PHOENIX0-2L0, +135L5 ovU
2/4/2013at COLORADO3-2W0, +115W5 ovP
2/6/2013at EDMONTON3-2W0, +100W5 ovP
2/8/2013ANAHEIM3-1W0, +100W5 ovU
2/12/2013at EDMONTON4-1W0, -105W5 ovP
2/13/2013at CALGARY4-7L0, +125L5.5 unO
2/15/2013at VANCOUVER4-3W0, +160W5 ovO
2/17/2013CALGARY3-4L0, -135L5.5 ovO
2/21/2013VANCOUVER3-4L0, +130L5 ovO
2/23/2013SAN JOSE3-1W0, +100W5.5 unU
2/25/2013at NASHVILLE4-5L0, +130L5 unO
2/26/2013at COLUMBUS 
3/3/2013ST LOUIS 
3/7/2013at LOS ANGELES 
3/9/2013at PHOENIX 

COLUMBUS - Schedule
1/31/2013ST LOUIS1-4L0, +170L5 ovP
2/2/2013DETROIT4-2W0, +115W5.5 unO
2/5/2013LOS ANGELES2-4L0, +140L5.5 unO
2/7/2013CALGARY3-4L0, +100L5.5 unO
2/10/2013EDMONTON1-3L0, -115L5.5 unU
2/11/2013SAN JOSE6-2W0, +165W5.5 unO
2/15/2013at LOS ANGELES1-2L0, +155L5 ovU
2/16/2013at PHOENIX3-5L0, +190L5 ovO
2/18/2013at ANAHEIM2-3L0, +170L5.5 unU
2/21/2013at DETROIT3-2W0, +150W5.5 unU
2/23/2013at ST LOUIS1-2L0, +190L5.5 unU
2/24/2013at CHICAGO0-1L0, +245L5.5 unU
3/1/2013at CHICAGO 

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: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.

COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.

LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.

OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DALLAS-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Stars-Blue Jackets Preview* ============================


Dallas (9-8-1) at Columbus (5-12-2), 7:00 p.m. EDT

The Dallas Stars are on one of their most consistent scoring stretches in years, but lately that hasn't been enough to make up for some dreadful defense and goaltending.

It doesn't seem like injured starter Kari Lehtonen will be ready to help on Tuesday night against the Blue Jackets as the Stars try to avoid a second loss in less than a month in Columbus.

Dallas (9-8-2) totaled 16 goals during its 3-5-1 start, but it has found the back of the net 34 times in its last 10 games. It's scored at least three goals in each of those wins, the club's longest such streak since an 11-game run from Nov. 21-Dec. 15, 2001.

However, the Stars have surrendered four or more goals four times during its current 2-3-1 stretch. Cristopher Nilstorp gave up the final three scores in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss at Nashville after Dallas' Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith, Vernon Fiddler and Loui Eriksson scored second-period goals.

"We needed to make sure we closed them out," coach Glen Gulutzan said after Nilstorp gave up the winner 28 seconds into the extra period.

Nilstorp has allowed 10 goals in three starts since Lehtonen left a 4-3 road win over Vancouver on Feb. 15 with a groin injury, while Richard Bachman has given up seven goals on 47 shots since then.

Lehtonen, who has a 2.12 goals-against average in 12 games, worked out Monday and is getting back to full strength, but it appears that either Nilstorp or Bachman will face the Blue Jackets (5-12-2) for the first time.

Lehtonen was in net in the Stars' last trip to Nationwide Arena, giving up goals to Derek Dorsett and Vinny Prospal in a 2-1 loss on Jan. 28. Dallas was 3-0-1 in its previous four visits.

The Blue Jackets, who have a league-low 12 points, begin a stretch of 10 of 12 at home following a 1-5-0 trip. Columbus has 10 goals since its last home game \2013 a 6-2 victory over San Jose on Feb. 11 \2013 after losing 1-0 to NHL-leading Chicago on Sunday.

The Blue Jackets, who went 1 for 22 on the power their trip, rank last in the NHL with 2.05 goals per game.

That leaves little room for error for Sergei Bobrovksy and Steve Mason. It's uncertain which goaltender will be in net on Tuesday, but Mason may have earned another look after turning aside 26 shots against a Blackhawks team that entered the contest on a league-record 17-game season-opening point streak.

"We would have liked to have come in and ended that streak, but that didn't happen," said the former Calder Trophy winner.

Both have fared well against the Stars. Bobrovsky is 3-0-0 with a 1.30 GAA versus Dallas after making 24 saves last month, while Mason is 4-3-0 with a 2.02 GAA in his last seven starts in the series.

Stars center Jamie Benn, who assisted on Philip Larsen's power-play goal in last month's meeting, leads Dallas with six goals and 13 points over the last 10 games.

Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov, third on the club with four goals, could miss a third consecutive game with an upper-body injury.

Last Updated: 6/24/2018 6:16:11 AM EST

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