|67||DALLAS||+160||Ov 5,-130||+170||Ov 5,-130|
|68||LOS ANGELES||-185||Un 5,+110||-200||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-8-0||+0.1||7-8||+0.1||6-6||2.7||27.2||2.8||29.7|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.4||1-4||-3.4||3-2||1.8||28.2||4.2||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||29||76||24||26||23||3||2||785||9.7%||107||18||16.8%||132|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||40||9||18||11||2||1||408||9.8%||54||9||16.7%||73|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||6||1||2||0||0||141||6.4%||20||1||5.0%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||21||7||5||8||1||2||200||10.5%||31||9||29.0%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||88||21||38||26||3||2||862||10.2%||121||22||18.2%||155|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||42||10||19||12||1||1||446||9.4%||56||7||12.5%||75|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||21||4||10||6||1||1||138||15.2%||19||6||31.6%||35|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||16||3||9||3||1||1||245||6.5%||31||4||12.9%||25|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||7||5||142||119||83.8%||1||2-3||-0.8||2-3-0||0||4-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Road Games)||5||4||99||84||84.8%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||3-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (vs. Division)||1||1||34||32||94.1%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||84||69||82.1%||0||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+2||3-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||21||19||573||525||91.6%||0||10-9||+0.7||10-9-0||+1||7-8|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)||10||9||283||263||92.9%||0||5-4||+1.5||5-4-0||+1||2-4|
|KARI LEHTONEN (vs. Division)||6||6||179||167||93.3%||0||4-2||+2.3||4-2-0||+2||3-3|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||100||88||88.0%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||5||5||146||131||89.7%||1||1-4||-3||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Road Games)||2||2||63||57||90.5%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (vs. Division)||1||1||32||31||96.9%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||100||87.7%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12-3-0||+7.6||12-3||+7.6||7-5||3.5||25.4||2.1||22.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||3-1||3.4||30.4||2.6||29.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||29||88||21||32||34||1||4||837||10.5%||108||22||20.4%||154|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||53||14||16||22||1||3||381||13.9%||53||12||22.6%||92|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||4||7||6||0||0||152||11.2%||20||6||30.0%||34|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||32||7||15||10||0||1||275||11.6%||31||9||29.0%||61|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||73||25||25||21||2||4||726||10.1%||110||21||19.1%||121|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||31||11||9||10||1||2||344||9.0%||51||7||13.7%||51|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||5||5||0||0||146||8.9%||15||4||26.7%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||29||7||11||11||0||2||252||11.5%||31||11||35.5%||47|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||10||8||221||204||92.3%||0||8-0||+8.4||8-0-0||+8||3-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||6||6||137||127||92.7%||0||6-0||+6||6-0-0||+6||3-2|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (vs. Division)||4||2||99||90||90.9%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-0|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||86||78||90.7%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||2-0|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||22||21||502||450||89.6%||2||9-12||-5.4||9-12-0||-5||10-7|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||10||9||206||187||90.8%||1||6-3||+1.6||6-3-0||+1||4-3|
|JONATHAN QUICK (vs. Division)||7||7||151||133||88.1%||1||3-4||-1.8||3-4-0||-2||6-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||83||90.2%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.12, LOS ANGELES 3.03|
|2/23/2013||SAN JOSE||3-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/25/2013||at NASHVILLE||4-5||L||0, +130||L||5 un||O|
|2/26/2013||at COLUMBUS||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/28/2013||EDMONTON||1-5||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||ST LOUIS||4-1||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||P|
|3/7/2013||at LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/9/2013||at PHOENIX||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/12/2013||NASHVILLE||0-4||L||0, -125||L||5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||CHICAGO||1-8||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/18/2013||CALGARY||4-3||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/20/2013||at COLORADO||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/21/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/31/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/23/2013||COLORADO||4-1||W||0, -180||W||5 ev||P|
|2/25/2013||ANAHEIM||5-2||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||DETROIT||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||U|
|3/2/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5 un||O|
|3/4/2013||NASHVILLE||5-1||W||0, -135||W||5 un||O|
|3/5/2013||ST LOUIS||6-4||W||0, -135||W||5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||DALLAS||2-5||L||0, -165||L||5 ov||O|
|3/9/2013||CALGARY||6-2||W||0, -210||W||5 ov||O|
|3/11/2013||CALGARY||3-1||W||0, -205||W||5 ov||U|
|3/12/2013||at PHOENIX||2-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ev||O|
|3/16/2013||SAN JOSE||5-2||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||PHOENIX||4-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||PHOENIX||3-2||W||0, -185||W||5 ov||P|
|3/25/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/28/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/30/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|3/31/2013||at DALLAS|| |
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.
|LOS ANGELES: |
LAST SEASON: 40-27-15, 95 points. Won Stanley Cup.
COACH: Darryl Sutter, 2nd season with Kings, 25-13-11; 12th overall, 434-333-142 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Anthony Stewart.
LOST: RW Kevin Westgarth.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Anze Kopitar. The Kings' leading scorer in five straight seasons injured his knee in Sweden shortly before the lockout ended. He's not expected to opening day, and if his injury lingers, Los Angeles' offense will be compromised.
OUTLOOK: With Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown and every significant player returning from the first championship team in franchise history, the Stanley Cup holders believe their continuity in a short season gives them a strong chance at a repeat.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DALLAS-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Stars-Kings Preview* =====================
Dallas (13-13-3) at Los Angeles (17-10-2), 10:30 p.m. EDT
The Los Angeles Kings have won five straight at home since losing to the Dallas Stars.
The defending Stanley Cup champions have that defeat fresh in their minds as they host the Stars on Thursday night.
Los Angeles (17-10-2) has taken the first three of this five-game homestand, and will now look to exact revenge on the last visiting team to win at Staples Center. Dallas (13-13-3) won 5-2 on March 7 in the only 2013 meeting between these Pacific Division rivals.
"Dallas kicked our (butt) in here last time," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.
Sutter voiced his displeasure with Jonathan Quick after that contest. Quick made 17 saves on 21 shots, as the Stars scored three times in the third period to snap a tie.
Quick has a 3.13 goals-against average in his last five starts and has been splitting time with Jonathan Bernier, who is 1-2-1 with a 2.22 GAA in four career starts versus Dallas.
Bernier improved to 7-2-0 with a 1.94 GAA this season with a career-high 40 saves Tuesday in a 3-2 home victory over Phoenix.
Sutter continues to play it by ear as to who his goaltender will be on a nightly basis.
"The way the schedule has been and with Quick's surgery last summer and his training, it's allowed us to play both guys, and we'll continue to do that," Sutter said.
Drew Doughty ended his regular-season goal drought at 32 games Tuesday, doing so on his 65th shot of the season.
"It was good to get that first one off my back," he said. "I'm kind of a streaky scorer, so I'm hoping I can get on a little roll now. I've had a lot of good chances, especially tonight - about five or six that could have gone in."
Another Kings skater ended an 11-game goal drought when Dustin Penner scored for the first time since Feb. 25 with his second of the season.
"He's accepted a little different role," Sutter said. "The best thing about Dustin Penner - he just wants to win. The best thing. It doesn't matter to him. That's what happens when you've won it twice. You start understanding it better."
Los Angeles will be tasked with trying to slow down 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr, who scored twice in the first meeting. Jagr has a three-game point streak on the road with four goals and two assists.
The veteran winger had a goal and two assists Wednesday as Dallas blew a third-period lead in a 4-3 loss at Colorado.
"I don't think we realize that it's a playoff game for us," Jagr said. "Every game from now on is. We played like it was game No. 4."
The Stars went 0 for 6 on the power play, and are 1 for 20 in their last five games.
Forward Ray Whitney and defenseman Stephane Robidas both exited in the third period against the Avalanche. Whitney has an upper-body injury and Robidas was hit in the head by a puck.
The Stars are 1-4-0 in the second half of back-to-back games. Kari Lehtonen, who made 30 saves Wednesday, has started both contests just once.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 2:44:33 PM EST|