|19||DETROIT||-130||Ov 5,-130||-135||Ov 5,-130|
|20||DALLAS||+110||Un 5,+110||+115||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-13-0||-1.4||10-13||-1.4||9-10||2.3||30.6||2.5||28.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.4||3-2||+0.4||1-4||3.0||33.8||1.6||22.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||47||121||32||44||41||4||6||1410||8.6%||182||34||18.7%||208|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||23||53||17||14||18||4||3||704||7.5%||85||11||12.9%||89|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||6||5||0||1||169||8.9%||21||5||23.8%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||115||36||36||35||8||7||1306||8.8%||161||30||18.6%||177|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||58||18||17||19||4||3||645||9.0%||78||16||20.5%||94|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||4||1||2||1||1||111||7.2%||17||2||11.8%||11|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||7||4||141||124||87.9%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||6||4||129||115||89.1%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||89||76||85.4%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||41||41||1112||1025||92.2%||4||20-21||-3.8||20-21-0||-3||15-21|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||17||17||464||427||92.0%||1||7-10||-2.6||7-10-0||-2||7-8|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||94||90||95.7%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11-12-0||-1.6||11-12||-1.6||13-9||2.8||27.0||3.1||31.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||2-2||2.4||27.4||2.6||32.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||47||130||39||40||47||4||3||1244||10.5%||167||29||17.4%||224|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23||65||24||14||26||1||1||620||10.5%||89||18||20.2%||109|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||1||5||6||0||0||137||8.8%||17||3||17.6%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||139||34||55||46||4||6||1452||9.6%||175||34||19.4%||245|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||71||16||28||25||2||3||731||9.7%||90||22||24.4%||123|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||3||5||1||0||161||8.1%||17||5||29.4%||24|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||12||8||251||221||88.0%||1||4-4||+0.6||4-4-0||+1||6-2|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Home Games)||5||2||97||88||90.7%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||109||102||93.6%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||36||34||1050||962||91.6%||0||17-17||+2.2||17-17-0||+3||15-14|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||19||18||549||499||90.9%||0||9-9||-0.6||9-9-0||0||10-7|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||111||90.2%||0||0-4||-4.1||0-4-0||-4||1-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||5||5||146||131||89.7%||1||1-4||-3||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Home Games)||3||3||83||74||89.2%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||100||87.7%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.2, DALLAS 3.21|
|3/31/2013||CHICAGO||1-7||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||O|
|4/1/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/4/2013||at PHOENIX||2-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|4/5/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/7/2013||ST LOUIS||0-1||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|4/11/2013||SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|4/12/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||P|
|4/14/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5 un||U|
|4/17/2013||at CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/20/2013||at VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ev||U|
|4/22/2013||PHOENIX||4-0||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|4/24/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|4/25/2013||NASHVILLE||5-2||W||0, -245||W||5 ov||O|
|4/27/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/31/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/1/2013||ANAHEIM||0-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-5||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/5/2013||at ANAHEIM||3-1||W||0, +175||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/7/2013||at SAN JOSE||5-4||W||0, +175||W||5 ov||O|
|4/9/2013||LOS ANGELES||5-1||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||O|
|4/12/2013||at NASHVILLE||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||O|
|4/13/2013||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/15/2013||at CHICAGO||2-5||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||VANCOUVER||5-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||O|
|4/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +160||L||5 ev||U|
|4/21/2013||at LOS ANGELES||3-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||O|
|4/23/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||P|
|4/25/2013||COLUMBUS||1-3||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
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 (DETROIT-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Stars Preview* =========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Detroit (23-16-8) at Dallas (22-21-4), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Detroit Red Wings find themselves in an unfamiliar situation as their bid to extend a 21-year playoff streak comes down to the regular-season finale.
It's a position the eliminated Dallas Stars definitely envy, though.
Detroit looks to clinch yet another Western Conference postseason berth by earning a point on the road Saturday night against a Dallas team hoping to play spoiler.
The Red Wings (23-16-8) were expected to have a difficult journey to the playoffs after seven-time Norris Trophy winner and longtime captain Nicklas Lidstrom, along with forward Tomas Holmstrom, retired during the offseason.
Veterans Pavel Datsyuk, new captain Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen have led Detroit as its top three scorers, but the club is clinging to one of the final playoff spots as the lockout-shortened season comes to a close.
The Red Wings helped their chances of extending the playoff streak by beating Nashville 5-2 on Thursday for their third straight win, as Datsyuk and Franzen scored and Zetterberg added two assists.
They will guarantee a postseason spot by earning at least one point versus Dallas.
"We just have to make sure we get in the playoffs and hope we keep playing well. That's the plan," said center Valtteri Filppula, who scored his 100th goal Thursday. "Now we'll just wait and see what happens."
Zetterberg has seven assists during the winning streak and Datsyuk has two goals and three assists over the last two. If Detroit does qualify for the postseason, it will finish with its worst seed since the current playoff format was instituted in 1993-94.
"It's nice to get the two points, now just have to move on to the last game," Zetterberg said.
All Dallas has to play for is a chance to keep the Red Wings out of the playoffs, as it will miss the postseason for a fifth straight season.
The Stars (22-21-4) put up a fight down the stretch despite the team having traded Brenden Morrow, Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy prior to the deadline, but they've lost four straight to eliminate them from contention.
"It hasn't really sunk in yet, I don't think," said Kari Lehtonen, who made 32 saves in a 3-1 defeat to Columbus on Thursday. "It feels bad right now and I'm sure it feels even worse tomorrow."
Defenseman Stephane Robidas was with the Stars for their last playoff appearance in 2008, when they lost in six games to Detroit in the conference finals.
"It's another tough one for me to swallow," Robidas said. "It's been a long time since I've had the chance to get in the playoffs. The good news, I guess you've got to look at the positives, a lot of guys fought until the end. A lot of people thought we were done after the deadline and we kind of made it until this game, we still had a chance to make it."
Lehtonen, who has a 3.00 goals-against average during Dallas' skid, made 39 saves in a 2-1 win over Detroit on Jan. 22 that ended a four-game skid in the series. Filppula scored twice and Zetterberg added a goal and an assist in the Red Wings' 4-1 victory Jan. 29.
Jimmy Howard has gone 4-1-1 with a 1.16 GAA in his last six starts.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 6:25:03 AM EST|