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NHL : ATS Matchup
Tuesday 4/9/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



LOS ANGELES (22-13-0-4, 48 pts.) at DALLAS (18-17-0-3, 39 pts.)
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Tuesday, 4/9/2013 8:35 PM
Board OpeningLatest
17LOS ANGELES-140Ov 5,-135-145Ov 5,-120
18DALLAS+120Un 5,+115+125Un 5,+100
LOS ANGELES - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games22-17-0+0.822-17+0.817-152.930.12.524.4
Team Stats (Road Games)8-12-0-58-12-510-72.734.03.026.2
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.63-2+0.61-32.834.22.023.0
vs. Division6-7-0-3.46-7-3.48-
LOS ANGELES Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)391142843421611759.7%1352720.0%192
Team Stats (Road Games)2054102519026817.9%691318.8%91
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)514644011718.2%13323.1%19
Team Stats (vs. Division)133991713014339.0%401025.0%71
Stats Against (All Games) 963033294695010.1%1402618.6%161
Stats Against (Road Games) 611823173452511.6%791822.8%103
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 10243111158.7%14321.4%17
Stats Against (vs. Division) 40914161334111.7%421331.0%65
LOS ANGELES - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)131128125992.2%110-1+9.410-1-0+94-5
JONATHAN BERNIER (Road Games)6412110990.1%03-1+2.33-1-0+21-2
JONATHAN BERNIER (vs. Division)6413612289.7%03-1+23-1-0+22-1
JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)441029593.1%13-1+23-1-0+21-2
JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)292866659889.8%212-16-8.512-16-0-813-10
JONATHAN QUICK (Road Games)161640235788.8%15-11-7.45-11-0-69-5
JONATHAN QUICK (vs. Division)9920318088.7%13-6-5.33-6-0-56-3
JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)441059691.4%02-2-0.62-2-002-1

DALLAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games18-20-0+0.118-20+0.119-152.726.93.130.9
Team Stats (Home Games)8-11-0-4.38-11-4.311-72.726.73.431.4
Last 5 Games2-3-0+0.42-3+0.42-32.425.03.432.2
vs. Division8-6-0+4.58-6+4.55-92.524.72.431.9
DALLAS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)3810433323543102110.2%1372417.5%178
Team Stats (Home Games)19522112181150810.2%721520.8%86
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512335111259.6%1516.7%19
Team Stats (vs. Division)1435108152334610.1%481020.8%55
Stats Against (All Games) 11727513635117310.0%1442618.1%205
Stats Against (Home Games) 651427222359610.9%771823.4%112
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 174850216110.6%11218.2%29
Stats Against (vs. Division) 337178134467.4%45613.3%54
DALLAS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)8514211983.8%12-3-0.82-3-004-1
RICHARD BACHMAN (Home Games)31433581.4%00-1-1.40-1-0-11-0
RICHARD BACHMAN (vs. Division)11343294.1%10-1-10-1-0-10-1
RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)42635181.0%01-1-0.41-1-002-0
KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)302888180791.6%015-13+3.815-13-0+512-12
KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)161546842390.4%07-8-27-8-0-18-6
KARI LEHTONEN (vs. Division)121237835192.9%07-5+4.57-5-0+55-7
KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)4411910789.9%02-2+1.52-2-0+22-2
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 (vs. Division)11323196.9%01-0+11-0-0+10-1
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)4411410087.7%01-3-21-3-0-23-1
Average power rating of opponents played: LOS ANGELES 3.18,  DALLAS 3.21
LOS ANGELES - Schedule
3/14/2013at SAN JOSE3-4L0, +100L5 evO
3/16/2013SAN JOSE5-2W0, -150W5 ovO
3/18/2013PHOENIX4-0W0, -180W5 ovU
3/19/2013PHOENIX3-2W0, -185W5 ovP
3/21/2013DALLAS0-2L0, -215L5 ovU
3/23/2013VANCOUVER0-1L0, -155L5 evU
3/25/2013at CHICAGO5-4W0, +120W5 ovO
3/28/2013at ST LOUIS4-2W0, +100W5 unO
3/30/2013at MINNESOTA3-4L0, -125L5 evO
3/31/2013at DALLAS3-2W0, -115W5.5 unU
4/2/2013at PHOENIX1-3L0, -135L5 ovU
4/4/2013MINNESOTA3-0W0, -180W5 ovU
4/6/2013EDMONTON4-1W0, -180W5 ovP
4/7/2013at ANAHEIM3-4L0, -105L5 ovO
4/9/2013at DALLAS 
4/16/2013at SAN JOSE 

DALLAS - Schedule
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
3/25/2013MINNESOTA4-7L0, -110L5 ovO
3/29/2013MINNESOTA5-3W0, -120W5.5 unO
3/31/2013LOS ANGELES2-3L0, -105L5.5 unU
4/1/2013ANAHEIM0-4L0, -105L5.5 unU
4/3/2013at ANAHEIM2-5L0, +170L5.5 unO
4/5/2013at ANAHEIM3-1W0, +175W5.5 unU
4/7/2013at SAN JOSE5-4W0, +175W5 ovO
4/9/2013LOS ANGELES 
4/12/2013at NASHVILLE 
4/13/2013SAN JOSE 
4/15/2013at CHICAGO 
4/19/2013at ST LOUIS 

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.


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 (LOS ANGELES-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(UPDATES with Kings activating F Penner off IR in new eighth graf.)

*Kings-Stars Preview* =====================


Los Angeles (22-13-4) at Dallas (18-17-3), 8:30 p.m. EDT

The Pacific Division title is likely out of the Los Angeles Kings' reach, but they're still in the top four in the Western Conference standings.

A third consecutive road win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night would ensure they won't lose their spot in the crowded playoff race.

When the puck drops for this division matchup on Tuesday, the Kings (22-13-4) will be at least nine points behind division-leading Anaheim with nine games left. Los Angeles failed to close that gap - and win a third straight - with Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss at Anaheim, but coach Darryl Sutter couldn't complain much about the effort from the defending Stanley Cup champs, who had a 38-22 edge in shots.

"We came back three times," said Sutter, whose club is on a 5-1-2 run.

The Kings are one point ahead of San Jose and two in front of Minnesota, and both have a game in hand, so they need to keep getting results.

Dallas might be a good place for that to happen. Los Angeles improved to 11-1-2 in its last 14 visits with a 3-2 victory on March 31.

Brad Richardson, Justin Williams and Jeff Carter, the conference leader with 23 goals, each scored for the Kings to extend the road team's winning streak in this series to six.

The Kings likely will have forward Dustin Penner, who was activated from injured reserve on Monday. Penner, who has two goals and nine assists in 25 games, missed the last four with a lower-body injury.

Dallas (18-17-3), a winner in Los Angeles on March 7 and 21, will try to put an end to the road team's dominance in this series as they return from a 2-1-0 trip. The Stars won 5-4 in a shootout over the Sharks on Sunday, two days after a 3-1 victory over Anaheim.

Dallas is among five teams chasing Detroit for the eighth spot and trails the Red Wings by four points.

"The situation we're in, every game is important," forward Ray Whitney said. "If we have any chance at all (to reach playoffs) it's going to be a pretty impressive run at the end."

The recent trades of Jaromir Jagr, Brenden Morrow, Derek Roy, who all had expiring deals, signaled the Stars have an eye to the future, but they still have their sights set on postseason hockey this year.

"The only thing that matters is what we believe in this dressing room," Jamie Benn, the team leader with 27 points, said after the Stars rallied from two down twice on Sunday. "It's not going to be pretty some nights. But the effort is going to be there and the heart and character will be there also. I think you saw part of that."

The Stars would like to see continued production from rookie Alex Chiasson and Eric Nystrom. Chiasson, called up last week from AHL Texas, has three goals in the last two games, while Nystrom has found the back of the net in each of the last two.

It's uncertain if Lane MacDermid, acquired last week from Boston in the Jagr trade, will return after missing Sunday's game with an upper-body injury. The young forward scored in both of the games in Anaheim on the just-completed trip.

Kari Lehtonen, the Stars' starting goaltender in the last five contests, has lost four of five at home to the Kings following his 37-save effort on March 31.

Dallas had a season-low 15 shots that game against Jonathan Bernier, who suffered his first loss in 11 starts on Sunday.

Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick was in net in the home losses to the Stars last month.

Last Updated: 6/21/2018 7:23:28 AM EST

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