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NHL : ATS Matchup
Monday 3/25/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
MINNESOTA
 
DALLAS
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MINNESOTA (18-10-0-2, 38 pts.) at DALLAS (15-13-0-3, 33 pts.)
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Monday, 3/25/2013 8:35 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: MINNESOTA - NIKLAS BACKSTROM, DALLAS - KARI LEHTONEN
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
59MINNESOTA+100Ov 5,-115-105Ov 5,-115
60DALLAS-120Un 5,-105-115Un 5,-105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games18-12-0+5.418-12+5.411-162.627.92.428.3
Team Stats (Road Games)7-8-0-0.57-8-0.56-82.725.32.730.3
Last 5 Games5-0-0+5.45-0+5.43-24.027.22.034.2
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)3079203123548369.4%1062018.9%136
Team Stats (Road Games)15401017112238010.5%501122.0%67
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5206950113614.7%15533.3%36
Stats Against (All Games) 71222324228498.4%941313.8%122
Stats Against (Road Games) 41111514114559.0%40717.5%75
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 10253001715.8%17317.6%17
MINNESOTA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (All Games)252468262892.1%115-9+5.215-9-0+410-13
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Road Games)121235332491.8%07-5+2.57-5-0+25-7
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Last 4 Games)4413913295.0%14-0+4.44-0-0+42-2
MATT HACKETT (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MATT HACKETT (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JOSH HARDING (All Games)43615488.5%12-1+1.22-1-0+11-2
JOSH HARDING (Road Games)11272281.5%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
JOSH HARDING (Last 4 Games)43615488.5%12-1+1.22-1-0+11-2
DARCY KUEMPER (All Games)431059792.4%01-2-11-2-0-10-1
DARCY KUEMPER (Road Games)32746891.9%00-2-20-2-0-20-1
DARCY KUEMPER (Last 4 Games)431059792.4%01-2-11-2-0-10-1

DALLAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games15-16-0-0.215-16-0.215-122.727.02.930.2
Team Stats (Home Games)7-8-0-2.17-8-2.19-52.727.23.230.1
Last 5 Games3-2-0+1.83-2+1.84-13.025.43.432.4
DALLAS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)3183262826328379.9%1131916.8%143
Team Stats (Home Games)15411710131140810.0%571017.5%67
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5157350012711.8%17211.8%27
Stats Against (All Games) 90213927329379.6%1272318.1%158
Stats Against (Home Games) 481120152145110.6%681623.5%83
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 173860016210.5%18527.8%31
DALLAS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)7514211983.8%12-3-0.82-3-004-1
RICHARD BACHMAN (Home Games)21433581.4%00-1-1.40-1-0-11-0
RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)43846982.1%02-1+1.22-1-0+23-0
KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)232164859892.3%012-9+3.612-9-0+48-9
KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)121132529590.8%06-5+0.26-5-0+16-4
KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)4412811993.0%03-1+2.83-1-0+33-1
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)5514613189.7%11-4-31-4-0-33-2
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Home Games)33837489.2%01-2-11-2-0-12-1
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)4411410087.7%01-3-21-3-0-23-1
Average power rating of opponents played: MINNESOTA 3.05,  DALLAS 3.07
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
MINNESOTA - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
2/26/2013CALGARY2-1W0, -155W5 ovU
2/28/2013at PHOENIX4-3W0, +115W5 unO
3/1/2013at ANAHEIM2-3L0, +160L5 ovP
3/3/2013EDMONTON4-2W0, -145W5 unO
3/5/2013at CHICAGO3-5L0, +160L5 unO
3/9/2013at NASHVILLE2-1W0, +100W5 unU
3/10/2013VANCOUVER4-2W0, +110W5 evO
3/12/2013ANAHEIM1-2L0, -120L5 ovU
3/14/2013COLORADO5-3W0, -150W5 evO
3/16/2013at COLORADO6-4W0, -110W5 ovO
3/18/2013at VANCOUVER3-1W0, +130W5 ovU
3/20/2013at DETROIT4-2W0, +115W5 evO
3/23/2013SAN JOSE2-0W0, -135W5 ovU
3/25/2013at DALLAS 
3/27/2013PHOENIX 
3/29/2013at DALLAS 
3/30/2013LOS ANGELES 
4/1/2013ST LOUIS 
4/3/2013at SAN JOSE 
4/4/2013at LOS ANGELES 

DALLAS - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
2/26/2013at COLUMBUS5-4W0, -120W5.5 unO
2/28/2013EDMONTON1-5L0, -135L5 ovO
3/3/2013ST LOUIS4-1W0, -105W5 ovP
3/7/2013at LOS ANGELES5-2W0, +145W5 ovO
3/9/2013at PHOENIX1-2L0, +120L5.5 unU
3/12/2013NASHVILLE0-4L0, -125L5 unU
3/14/2013ANAHEIM1-2L0, -115L5 ovU
3/16/2013CHICAGO1-8L0, +120L5.5 unO
3/18/2013CALGARY4-3W0, -140W5.5 unO
3/20/2013at COLORADO3-4L0, +100L5.5 unO
3/21/2013at LOS ANGELES2-0W0, +180W5 ovU
3/23/2013COLORADO5-2W0, -150W5.5 unO
3/25/2013MINNESOTA 
3/29/2013MINNESOTA 
3/31/2013LOS ANGELES 
4/1/2013ANAHEIM 
4/3/2013at ANAHEIM 
4/5/2013at ANAHEIM 
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (MINNESOTA-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Wild-Stars Preview* ====================

By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer

Minnesota (18-10-2) at Dallas (15-13-3), 8:30 p.m. EDT

The Minnesota Wild are playing their best hockey of the season, but coach Mike Yeo isn't getting too excited.

That's probably a good idea with a game in Dallas on tap.

The Wild will try to extend their winning streak to six on Monday night when they go for their first victory at the Stars in 17 tries.

Winners of 12 of 16, the Wild (18-10-2) have put themselves in a good position to earn their first playoff appearance since 2007-08. Minnesota, though, is just five points ahead of eighth-place Dallas (15-13-3) with five weeks left.

"We're not anywhere yet," said Yeo, whose team followed up a 3-0-0 trip with Saturday's 2-0 victory over San Jose. "The only thing we've done is set ourselves up the right way."

Minnesota has outscored each of its opponents by two during its winning streak - the first such streak in team history - but the club has been outscored by a 2-to-1 margin (60-30) during an 0-11-5 skid in Dallas. The Wild's last road win in this series was 3-2 in overtime on March 21, 2003.

Goaltender Niklas Backstrom has never won in Dallas, going 0-5-3 with a 3.71 goals-against average in eight starts. However, the veteran Finn is 13-3-1 in his last 17 starts, allowing two goals or fewer 12 times during that run.

Backstrom earned his first shutout of the season on Saturday with 33 saves.

"He's been on his game. He's one of the top goalies in the league, for sure," said defenseman Ryan Suter, who leads the Wild with seven assists and eight points during the winning streak. "You make a mistake, and he's there to shut the door."

Josh Harding did that in the only other matchup between these clubs this season - making 24 saves in a 1-0 victory on Jan. 20 - but he hasn't played since Feb. 7 as he's adjusting to medication for multiple sclerosis.

Cristopher Nilstorp was in net for Dallas on Jan. 20, but Kari Lehtonen should get the nod from coach Glen Gulutzan for a 12th consecutive game after stopping 73 of 75 shots in winning his last two. Lehtonen's shutout streak ended at 102:35 late in the second period of Saturday's 5-2 victory over Colorado. It was the start of the Stars' season-high five-game homestand.

"That's what we need," said Gulutzan, whose club has won three of four following an 0-3-1 skid. "Any team's that making a push here has got to get goaltending."

Points from Jaromir Jagr also help. The 41-year-old has a goal in each of the last three games and six points during that stretch to lift his team-high total to 24. Jagr is one assist from becoming the 12th in league history to reach 1,000.

Rookie defenseman Jordie Benn just scored his first NHL goal on Saturday, but even he understands the edge the Stars could have this week as they won't play again after Monday until Friday versus Minnesota. The Wild have a Wednesday home game against the Coyotes before returning to Dallas.

"(Travel is) kind of hard on the body," Benn said, "so you get some time to rest and have at it."

Wild forward Zach Parise, who snapped a season-high five-game goal-scoring drought on Saturday with his team-leading 12th, netted the lone score on Jan. 20. It was his first with the club after spending his first seven seasons with New Jersey.

Parise has no goals in four games in Dallas.


Last Updated: 7/22/2014 6:18:30 AM EST


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