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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 4/5/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore



DALLAS (37-28-0-11, 85 pts.) at TAMPA BAY (42-26-0-9, 93 pts.)
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Saturday, 4/5/2014 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
15DALLAS+135Ov 5.5,-110+125Ov 5.5,-105
16TAMPA BAY-155Un 5.5,-110-145Un 5.5,-115
DALLAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games37-39-0-1.737-39-1.738-322.931.72.830.7
Team Stats (Road Games)16-22-0-1.616-22-1.619-172.631.13.232.4
Last 5 Games3-2-0+1.63-2+1.63-23.830.62.634.4
DALLAS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)7622068846351124119.1%2684215.7%370
Team Stats (Road Games)38993531294711818.4%1212016.5%161
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5194960015312.4%1317.7%33
Stats Against (All Games) 216637567111323329.3%2494718.9%360
Stats Against (Road Games) 1203446364412339.7%1302720.8%207
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13184011727.6%18527.8%22
DALLAS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)11474187.2%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
JACK CAMPBELL (Road Games)11474187.2%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
JACK CAMPBELL(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JACK CAMPBELL (Last 4 Games)11474187.2%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)61601784163891.8%331-29+2.331-29-0+426-28
KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)292990482591.3%114-15+2.114-15-0+313-14
KARI LEHTONEN(vs. Non-Conference)252471465091.0%211-13-311-13-0-210-11
KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)4411410693.0%03-1+2.63-1-0+32-2
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)10171482.4%00-000-0-000-0
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Road Games)10171482.4%00-000-0-000-0
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)10171482.4%00-000-0-000-0
TIM THOMAS (All Games)46441334121090.7%017-27-7.517-27-0-819-22
TIM THOMAS (Road Games)262573666189.8%09-16-3.89-16-0-411-12
TIM THOMAS(vs. Non-Conference)161546942891.3%07-8+1.37-8-0+16-7
TIM THOMAS (Last 4 Games)43928087.0%00-3-4.40-3-0-43-0

TAMPA BAY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games42-35-0+242-35+238-352.929.92.729.2
Team Stats (Home Games)22-15-0+1.222-15+1.219-
Last 5 Games3-2-0-0.53-2-0.51-42.631.42.627.2
TAMPA BAY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)77227618469131522999.9%2584718.2%386
Team Stats (Home Games)3711832433858110810.6%1292418.6%197
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513335221578.3%23417.4%19
Stats Against (All Games) 20652796691522499.2%2555019.6%323
Stats Against (Home Games) 962336316810549.1%1202218.3%155
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13733021369.6%15213.3%17
TAMPA BAY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
BEN BISHOP (All Games)61611727159992.6%437-24+10.137-24-0+1128-29
BEN BISHOP (Home Games)303085078792.6%220-10+6.320-10-0+514-12
BEN BISHOP(vs. Non-Conference)232365960391.5%112-11-0.112-11-0+115-7
BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)441089991.7%02-2-1.52-2-0-11-3
CEDRICK DESJARDINS (All Games)10131184.6%00-000-0-000-0
CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Home Games)10131184.6%00-000-0-000-0
CEDRICK DESJARDINS(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Last 4 Games)10131184.6%00-000-0-000-0
KRISTERS GUDLEVSKIS (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
KRISTERS GUDLEVSKIS (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
KRISTERS GUDLEVSKIS(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)201650144087.8%25-11-85-11-0-710-6
ANDERS LINDBACK (Home Games)8718816587.8%02-5-5.12-5-0-45-2
ANDERS LINDBACK(vs. Non-Conference)6415613989.1%02-2-0.22-2-003-1
ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)431059186.7%00-3-4.40-3-0-41-2
Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.16,  TAMPA BAY 3.08
DALLAS - Schedule
3/11/2014at ST LOUIS3-2W0, +175W5.5 unU
3/14/2014CALGARY3-4L0, -225L5.5 unO
3/16/2014at WINNIPEG2-7L0, -110L5.5 unO
3/18/2014at PITTSBURGH1-5L0, +135L5.5 evO
3/20/2014at PHILADELPHIA2-4L0, +120L5.5 ovO
3/22/2014OTTAWA3-1W0, -145W6 evU
3/24/2014WINNIPEG2-1W0, -170W5.5 evU
3/25/2014at CHICAGO2-4L0, +170L5.5 evO
3/28/2014NASHVILLE7-3W0, -170W5.5 unO
3/29/2014at ST LOUIS4-2W0, +200W5 ovO
4/1/2014at WASHINGTON5-0W0, -110W5.5 evU
4/3/2014at CAROLINA1-4L0, -135L5.5 unU
4/5/2014at TAMPA BAY 
4/6/2014at FLORIDA 
4/11/2014ST LOUIS 
4/13/2014at PHOENIX 

TAMPA BAY - Schedule
3/10/2014PHOENIX3-4L0, -150L5.5 unO
3/13/2014FLORIDA5-4W0, -260W5.5 unO
3/15/2014NEW JERSEY3-0W0, -160W5 ovU
3/17/2014VANCOUVER4-3W0, -215W5 ovO
3/19/2014at TORONTO5-3W0, -135W5.5 evO
3/20/2014at OTTAWA5-4W0, -125W5.5 ovO
3/22/2014at PITTSBURGH3-4L0, +150L6 unO
3/24/2014OTTAWA3-4L0, -200L5.5 ovO
3/27/2014NY ISLANDERS3-2W0, -250W5.5 ovU
3/29/2014at BUFFALO4-3W0, -240W5 ovO
3/30/2014at DETROIT2-3L0, -130L5.5 unU
4/1/2014MONTREAL3-1W0, -130W5 ovU
4/3/2014CALGARY1-4L0, -220L5.5 unU
4/13/2014at WASHINGTON 
DALLAS: DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Stars are starting over in their quest to end the longest playoff drought in franchise history.
There's a new general manager in Jim Nill, who hired a new coach in Lindy Ruff and overhauled the roster.
Ruff was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL when Buffalo fired him in the middle of last season. Now, he's trying to get the Stars back to the playoffs almost 15 years after he faced them in the Stanley Cup finals in 1999. Dallas won that title.
The biggest addition was Tyler Seguin, a two-time Stanley Cup finalist and one-time champion with Boston.
Forward Jamie Benn and goalie Kari Lehtonen are among the familiar faces for Dallas heading into the opener Oct. 3 against Florida.
TAMPA BAY: Since getting off to a flying start in 2011-12, the Steve Yzerman era in Tampa Bay has stalled considerably.
Heading into his fourth season as the club's general manager, the former Detroit Red Wings great is aiming to reverse the trend that has seen the Lightning miss out on the playoffs in each of the past two springs after making it to the Eastern Conference finals in 2010.
The Lightning are an exciting team to watch, but the club's high-powered offensive attack may need to dial it back a little in 2013-14 in order to comply with Cooper's new system. That doesn't mean he'll put a leash on Stamkos or St. Louis, but the rest of the forwards will be asked to chip in more at the back end. The slightest improvement on defense and in goal could be the difference in making the playoffs this season. Then again, treading water will likely mean a third straight season out of the postseason.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DALLAS-TAMPA BAY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Stars-Lightning Preview* =========================


Dallas (37-28-11) at Tampa Bay (42-26-9), 7:00 p.m. EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning came out with a lousy effort in their first game after clinching a postseason berth.

The Dallas Stars are still trying to get in.

Tampa Bay goes for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Stars, who try to continue their playoff push Saturday night.

While the Lightning (42-26-9) locked up a postseason spot with Tuesday's 3-1 win over Montreal, they didn't look anything like a playoff team in Thursday's 4-1 defeat to Calgary. Ondrej Palat provided all the offense for Tampa Bay, which allowed two goals in the first and third periods.

"Players in the room have to take some accountability for themselves for showing up ready to play," coach Jon Cooper told the NHL's official website. "Preparation, work ethic, they have to bring that. Mentally I didn't think we were all there in the first period. That was unfortunate.

"Tough one to swallow tonight. It was a 7:30 start to the game, not an 8:15 start. We started at 8:15."

Ben Bishop stopped 21 of 24 shots, and captain Steven Stamkos was held without a point for the third straight game. The Lightning have followed a 7-0-4 stretch by dropping two of three in regulation.

"We didn't play well," Stamkos said. "You can talk about letdowns, you can talk about whatever, but once the puck drops you play the way you are capable of and we didn't do that. It's frustrating and disappointing to sit here at this point of the year and play like that. It felt like we didn't want to win the game."

Tampa Bay improved to 5-0-2 against the Stars since 2005-06 after pulling out a 4-2 road win in this season's first matchup March 1. Victor Hedman, Alex Killorn and Palat each notched two assists that night while Bishop made 39 saves.

"He's a big man," Stars center Vernon Fiddler said of the 6-foot-7 Bishop. "He covers a lot of the net. He made some big saves."

Dallas (37-28-11) had won three straight and five of six before falling 4-1 at Carolina on Thursday. With 85 points, the Stars are in a tight race with Phoenix for the Western Conference's second wild-card spot.

After a scoreless first period, Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals in a span of 4:36 early in the second. He was replaced by Tim Thomas, who went on to stop 15 of 16 shots.

"It was a lack of aggression," coach Lindy Ruff said. "We sat inside too much. We gave them room and we gave them time. Even at 2-0, the way we were playing, we still had a chance to get back in it. But when you get down three goals, you start playing a high-risk game."

Tyler Seguin scored his team-leading 34th goal, giving him nine and 11 assists over the last 14 games. He has just one assist in five visits to Tampa Bay.

Lehtonen is 3-7-2 with a 2.96 goals-against average in his last 12 road contests. He has posted a 3.77 GAA in starting the last three games against the Lightning.

Bishop is among the league leaders with a 2.18 GAA, but he's allowed at least three goals in six of nine games. He is 20-4-5 with a 2.11 GAA at home despite Thursday's loss.

Bishop's only matchup against the Stars came last month. Stamkos, who missed that game due to injury, has three goals and two assists in four meetings in the series.

Last Updated: 6/21/2018 7:18:43 AM EST

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