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Friday 4/12/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



DALLAS (19-17-0-3, 41 pts.) at NASHVILLE (15-18-0-8, 38 pts.)
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Friday, 4/12/2013 8:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
55DALLAS+110Ov 5,-125+110Ov 5,-140
56NASHVILLE-130Un 5,+105-130Un 5,+120
DALLAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games19-20-0+1.419-20+1.420-152.827.03.030.8
Team Stats (Road Games)10-9-0+4.410-9+4.48-82.727.02.730.4
Last 5 Games3-2-0+2.83-2+2.83-
DALLAS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)3910934323943105210.4%1412417.0%187
Team Stats (Road Games)19521220173251310.1%65913.8%92
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5154281114110.6%1700.0%25
Stats Against (All Games) 1182851363512039.8%1492718.1%207
Stats Against (Road Games) 52132414125779.0%67811.9%93
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 15483021519.9%15320.0%26
DALLAS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)9516414186.0%12-3-0.82-3-004-1
RICHARD BACHMAN (Road Games)54998484.8%12-2+0.62-2-0+13-1
RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)41595186.4%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JACK CAMPBELL (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)312988981491.6%016-13+5.116-13-0+613-12
KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)141341338493.0%08-5+5.88-5-0+64-6
KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)44988889.8%03-1+3.83-1-0+43-1
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

NASHVILLE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games15-26-0-11.915-26-11.915-222.325.72.727.5
Team Stats (Home Games)10-10-0-2.310-10-2.37-112.526.92.127.1
Last 5 Games1-4-0-3.31-4-3.31-41.426.82.232.0
NASHVILLE Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)41963226335410559.1%1222117.2%163
Team Stats (Home Games)2051211314325389.5%581424.1%98
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)57124011345.2%9111.1%12
Stats Against (All Games) 1103436328911289.8%1212722.3%183
Stats Against (Home Games) 43161310445427.9%521019.2%70
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 11236011606.9%7114.3%20
NASHVILLE - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CHRIS MASON (All Games)8312711086.6%01-2-0.91-2-0-11-2
CHRIS MASON (Home Games)109666.7%00-000-0-000-0
CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)40403280.0%00-000-0-000-0
PEKKA RINNE (All Games)393899891491.6%814-24-1114-24-0-1014-20
PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)202053349793.2%410-10-2.310-10-0-27-11
PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)4413312493.2%00-4-4.30-4-0-41-3
Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.18,  NASHVILLE 3.28
DALLAS - Schedule
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 ANGELES5-1W0, +130W5 ovO
4/12/2013at NASHVILLE 
4/13/2013SAN JOSE 
4/15/2013at CHICAGO 
4/19/2013at ST LOUIS 
4/21/2013at LOS ANGELES 
4/23/2013at SAN JOSE 

NASHVILLE - Schedule
3/17/2013at EDMONTON2-3L0, +100L5 ovP
3/19/2013at COLUMBUS3-4L0, -105L5 unO
3/21/2013CALGARY5-3W0, -145W5 ovO
3/23/2013COLUMBUS5-2W0, -165W5 ovO
3/25/2013EDMONTON3-2W0, -155W5 ovP
3/28/2013PHOENIX4-7L0, -160L5 ovO
3/30/2013at COLORADO0-1L0, +100L5 ovU
4/1/2013at CHICAGO2-3L0, +155L5 ovP
4/2/2013COLORADO3-1W0, -170W5 ovU
4/4/2013COLUMBUS1-3L0, -130L5 unU
4/6/2013CHICAGO0-1L0, +110L5 ovU
4/7/2013at CHICAGO3-5L0, +170L5 ovO
4/9/2013ST LOUIS0-1L0, +110L5 unU
4/19/2013at 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: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.

COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.

ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.

LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.

PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.

OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.

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

*Stars-Predators Preview* =========================


Dallas (19-17-3) at Nashville (15-18-8), 8:00 p.m. EDT

It doesn't appear anyone informed the Dallas Stars that their playoff chances were all but gone after trading away multiple key contributors prior to the deadline.

The struggling Nashville Predators, meanwhile, aren't feeling too good about their postseason fate.

Dallas continues its unlikely playoff push while seeking a fourth straight victory Friday night against host Nashville, which looks to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat.

The Stars traded longtime captain Brenden Morrow to Pittsburgh on March 24 before sending center Derek Roy to Vancouver and then-leading scorer Jaromir Jagr to Boston on April 2.

They fell 5-2 to Anaheim on April 3 but have since outscored opponents 13-6 during their winning streak, including 5-1 over Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Despite the trades, Dallas (19-17-3) is not far behind Detroit for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

"We've lost some guys that produce offense, and some of us have to step up and contribute. It seems things are clicking," said center Vernon Fiddler, who along with Ray Whitney scored twice Tuesday. "We've found a little bit of chemistry and we have to keep it going if we want to make the playoffs."

Seven players have scored for Dallas over the last three games including three goals from rookie forward Alex Chiasson, who was called up from the AHL at the trade deadline.

"When you're spreading the scoring around, it gives everybody else a little bit of confidence," coach Glen Gulutzan said. "That's all guys need, and this is the right time of year to have it."

One potential hurdle, though, is the health of goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who left Tuesday's contest with a lower-body injury. Richard Bachman, just 1-3-0 with a 3.99 goals-against average in four starts this season, likely will be in net Friday with Cristopher Nilstorp serving as the backup.

Dallas has lost four straight meetings with Nashville, including 4-0 on March 12 in the most recent matchup as Pekka Rinne made 32 saves.

Rinne has a 1.85 GAA over his last seven starts, but he's lost six of them as the Predators (15-18-8) have been shut out three times in that stretch.

Nashville has scored four goals during its skid and is on the verge of dropping five straight for the first time since Dec. 18-28, 2010, after falling 1-0 to St. Louis on Tuesday.

"We can't sustain any offense and it is tough to get any shots," captain Shea Weber said. "Everything we've got has been from the outside and we really did not have very many good scoring chances (Tuesday)."

Coach Barry Trotz understands his team is danger of missing the playoffs for only the second time in nine seasons. The Predators are 1-5-2 over their last eight and rank near the bottom of the league with 94 goals. They mustered only 15 shots Tuesday - the eighth time they've finished with fewer than 20.

The team also announced Thursday that Colin Wilson, Paul Gaustad and Gabriel Bourque will be having season-ending surgeries. Bourque is tied for the team lead with 11 goals.

"Everybody has to be realistic right now," Trotz said. "The only thing we can really hang our hat on is to try and win some hockey games. We don't want any quit from anybody. That's not our culture."

Nashville has outscored Dallas 14-6 over the last four meetings, including two shutouts. Rinne has posted a 1.50 GAA while winning each contest.

Last Updated: 6/21/2018 7:20:00 AM EST

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