Game #19: at Nashville, 2/25 (7:00 PM, NBC Sports Network, 1310 AM, 104.1 FM)
YOUR DALLAS STARS AT THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS
GAME: Regular Season Game 19, Overall Game 19, National Hockey League Game 272
LOCATION: Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, Tennessee
DATE Monday, February 25th, 2013
TIME: 7:00 PM Central Time
TELEVISION: DALLAS: None | NASHVILLE: None | NATIONAL: NBC Sports Network
RADIO: DALLAS: 1310 AM/104.1 FM The Ticket | NASHVILLE: 102.5 FM The Game | NATIONAL: XM 213/Sirius 212
OFFICIALS: Referees - Tom Kowal, Steve Kozari | Linesmen - Darren Gibbs, Scott Driscoll
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...ore/dallas.gif LAST GAME RECAP http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...re/sanjose.gifMEDIA COVERAGE
GAME: Dallas Stars vs San Jose Sharks
RESULT: Win 3-1
LOCATION: American Airlines Center
DALLAS GAME THREAD | SAN JOSE GAME THREAD
Article #1 - Dallas Morning News - "Benn's Gordie Howe hat trick sparks Stars in 3-1 win over Sharks."
Article #2 - Dallas Morning News - "Gulutzan's message for Eriksson…Please be selfish."
Article #3 - San Jose Mercury News - "Struggles continue for Sharks, lose 3-1 to Stars."
Article #4 - San Jose Mercury News - "Ryane Clowe could be facing 10-game suspension by NHL."
Article #5 - Stars Inside Edge - "Nilstorp shines as Stars down Sharks, 3-1."
Article #6 - Stars Inside Edge - "Quick Recap: Stars 3, Sharks 1."
Article #7 - DefendingBigD.com - "Benn, Stars beat down Sharks."
Game in 6 Minutes
2nd - Dallas (1-0) - 19:02 - Jagr (Benn | Eriksson) [PP]
3rd - Dallas (2-0) - 0:30 - Ryder (Goligoski) [PP]
3rd - San Jose (2-1) - 2:19 - Marleau (Thornton) [PP]
3rd - Dallas (3-1) - 17:49 - Benn (Goligoski, Jagr)
Dallas: 1st - 14 | 2nd - 7 | 3rd - 7 | Total - 28
San Jose: 1st - 12 | 2nd - 8 | 3rd - 12 | Total - 32
Powerplays: Dallas - 2 For 6 | San Jose - 1 For 7
Faceoffs: Dallas - 33 For 67 | San Jose - 34 For 67
Hits: Dallas - 29 | San Jose - 8
Takeaways: Dallas - 6 | San Jose - 7
Giveaways: Dallas - 9 | San Jose - 5
Blocked Shots: Dallas - 7 | San Jose - 14
Missed Shots: Dallas - 18 | San Jose - 20
Time on Ice: Dallas - Robidas [26:46] | San Jose - Boyle [28:20]
Dallas: Nilstorp - 60:00 - 31 Saves - 32 Shots [W]
San Jose: Niemi - 58:35 - 25 Saves - 28 Shots [L]
THREE STARS OF THE GAME
#1. Christopher Nilstorp - Dallas | 1 GAA, 31 Saves
#2. Jamie Benn - Dallas | Goal, Assist
#3. Joe Thornton - San Jose | Assist
Referees: Frederick L'Ecuyer | Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Derek Amell | Scott Driscoll
Overall Record: 30-20-1-1 | Home: 19-7-0-1 | Away: 11-13-1-0
Regular Season Record: 30-20-1-1 | Home: 19-7-0-1 | Away: 11-13-1-0
Playoff Record: 0-0 | Home: 0-0 | Away: 0-0
Shootout Record: 0-1 | Home: 0-1 | Away: 0-0
All-Time Goals: Dallas 135 | Nashville 107
LAST FIVE MEETINGS vs the Predators:
04.15.12 - Dallas 0 at Nashville 2• - RECAP - HIGHLIGHTS - GAME THREAD
02.19.12 - Dallas 2 vs Nashville 3• - RECAP - HIGHLIGHTS - GAME THREAD
01.05.12 - Dallas 4• vs Nashville 1 - RECAP - HIGHLIGHTS - GAME THREAD
12.23.11 - Dallas 6• vs Nashville 3 - RECAP - HIGHLIGHTS - GAME THREAD
03.26.11 - Dallas 2 at Nashville 4• - RECAP - HIGHLIGHTS - GAME THREAD
PREVIOUS MEETINGS ON THIS DATE:
MEETINGS: Tied 0-0-0
THIS SEASON vs the Predators:
MEETINGS: Tied 0-0-0
02.25 - Dallas at Nashville
03.12 - Dallas vs Nashville
04.12 - Dallas at Nashville
DAL (0) - None
NSH (0) - None
DAL - Lehtonen () - 0:00 - 0 Shots - 0 Saves - 0 Goals Against - 0-0-0 Record
NSH - Rinne () - 0:00 - 0 Shots - 0 Saves - 0 Goals Against - 0-0-0 Record
DAL - 0 For 0 on Powerplay | 0 Shorthanded Goals | 0 Five on Four Goals | 0 Five On Three Goals | 0 Four on Three Goals
NSH - 0 For 0 on Powerplay | 0 Shorthanded Goals | 0 Five on Four Goals | 0 Five On Three Goals | 0 Four on Three Goals
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...ore/dallas.gif THE DALLAS STARS http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...ore/dallas.gif
Head Coach: Glen Gulutzan
Official Team Site: DallasStars.com
HF Board: HFBoards.com - Dallas Stars
Fan Site: DefendingBigD.com
Stanley Cups (1): 1999
Stanley Cup Finalist (3): 1981, 1991, 2000
Regular Season Record: 9-8-1 with 19 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-3rd, Western Conference-8th, NHL-16th
Home Record: 4-3-1
Away Record: 5-5-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Shootout Record: 1-0
Streak: 1 Game Winning Streak
LAST FIVE GAMES:
02.23 - vs San Jose - W 3-1 - BOX SCORE
02.21 - vs Vancouver - L 4-3 - BOX SCORE
02.17 - vs Calgary - L 4-3 - BOX SCORE
02.15 - at Vancouver - W 4-3 - BOX SCORE
02.13 - at Calgary - L 7-4 - BOX SCORE
NEXT FIVE GAMES:
02.26 - at Columbus - 6:00 PM
02.28 - vs Edmonton - 7:30 PM
03.03 - vs St. Louis - 2:00 PM
03.07 - at Los Angeles - 9:30 PM
03.09 - at Phoenix - 7:00 PM
Total Man Games Lost - 30
Current Injured Players - 5
Trevor Daley - Day-To-Day - Upper Body
Philip Larsen - Day-To-Day - Upper Body
Kari Lehtonen - IR - Groin
Aaron Rome - IR - Foot
Ray Whitney - IR - Broken Foot
PROJECTED LINE UP:
Morrow - Benn - Jagr
Fraser - Roy - Eriksson
Smith - Eakin - Ryder
Nystrom - Fiddler - Garbutt
Dillon - Robidas
Benn - Daley
Oleksiak - Goligoski
Nilstorp (4 GP, 1-3-0, 2.60 GAA, .913%)
BACK UP GOALTENDER:
Bachman (5 GP, 1-3-0, 3.95 GAA, .857%)
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s.../nashville.gif THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s.../nashville.gif
Head Coach: Barry Trotz
Official Team Site: NashvillePredators.com
HF Board: HFBoards.com - Nashville Predators
Fan Site: OnTheForecheck.com
Stanley Cups (0): None
Stanley Cup Finalist (0): None
Regular Season Record: 8-6-5 with 21 Points
Standings: Central Division-4th, Western Conference-6th, NHL-12th
Home Record: 4-2-3
Away Record: 4-4-2
Overtime Record: 2-0
Shootout Record: 2-4
Streak: 2 Game Losing Streak
LAST FIVE GAMES:
02.23 - at Detroit - L 4-0 - BOX SCORE
02.22 - vs Vancouver - L 1-0 - BOX SCORE
02.19 - vs Detroit - W 4-3 (OT) - BOX SCORE
02.18 - at Colorado - L 6-5 - BOX SCORE
02.16 - vs Anaheim - L 3-2 (SO) - BOX SCORE
NEXT FIVE GAMES:
02.27 - at Anaheim - 9:00 PM
03.02 - at San Jose - 9:30 PM
03.04 - at Los Angeles - 9:30 PM
03.08 - vs Edmonton - 7:00 PM
03.09 - vs Minnesota - 7:00 PM
Total Man Games Lost - ??
Current Injured Players - 1
Paul Gaustad - Day-To-Day - Upper-Body
PROJECTED LINE UP:
Bourque - Fisher - Hornqvist
Wilson - Legwand - Erat
Kostitsyn - Smith - Halischuk
Clune - Spaling - Blum
Josi - Weber
Hannan - Klein
Gill - Ellis
Rinne (17 GP, 7-5-4, 1.77 GAA, .931%, 3 SO)
BACK UP GOALTENDER:
Mason (3 GP, 1-1-1, 3.43 GAA, .888%)
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Winnable game, hopefully we do.
I thought Smith played well. But that second line has been struggling so putting a goal scorer like Fraser there makes sense. Hopefully the lines look something like so:
In a perfect world Smith gets a shot on the top line in place of Morrow. But That line has played pretty well and Eakin/Smith have some chemistry so I understand not doing that.
In the goal scoring leaders, it should be Benn & Ryder, not Jagr & Ryder. :)
Smith is still in:
Gully said Daley is probably going to be fine, but they have to get one last OK from the trainers.
They'll need to make a roster move for him to be activated. With Roussel not playing, and Daley not entirely cleared even though it's pretty much a given ... I could see them sending him down.
Other possibility would be Bachman.
I'm....cautiously excited to see these lines. I'm super surprised that Fraser gets on the second. With this coaching staff I half expected him in for Garbutt or something.
So maybe Roussel and Sneep are the only options ... I can't imagine they feel comfortable only having 6 healthy D though with Daley just now getting back in.
I'd like to see Smith get a chance with Benn and Jagr, and Morrow with Eakin and Ryder.
Shame that Roussel is the one that gets scratched, but I like the look of those lines and it's better than Smith being scratched. Hopefully putting a sniper with Roy and Eriksson gets them going.
Stars honestly now have a legit scoring threat on 3 lines, and great energy on the 4th. I really like the balance of that forward group. Benn and Jagr are clicking, Morrow hasn't been a black hole for a while, and Eakin and Ryder seem to be getting it together on the 3rd. It'll be interesting to see where Whitney slots in when he returns.
Oh, and you know what else is exciting? Young guys getting playing time. Dillon. Oleksiak. Fraser. Smith. Love it.
Technically it's a demotion, but I think Smith belongs with Eakin right now. They were special together in the AHL, and they are both getting better and better in the NHL right now.
So excited though to see Fraser with Roy and Eriksson. I hope they hit it off quickly. The sooner he proves he can be a NHLer the sooner Dallas moves Ryder for nice asset or two, IMO.
This team, hell most teams, just do the simple move. They'd eventually move someone to get the odd man out back in the NHL though.
As far as what line he goes on, they talked about a Whitney-Benn-Jagr line before. I still would like to see that. Benn and Jagr are great with the puck obviously, but their ability to bury the puck is probably their best asset. A playmaker like Whitney would be more useful IMO than a crasher like Morrow on that line.
We already know though that Gully didn't like Morrow with Nystrom and Fiddler. So that means he's playing with Eakin or Roy if Whitney goes on the first line. Otherwise, I think Whitney with Eakin could be a good fit.
I agree on Eakin/Smith. They had so much chemistry in the AHL that it didn't matter who was their third on the line. I also hope they get back to what they had soon.
I am looking forward to seeing Fraser out there on the second line. I hope they put him in on the powerplay too because he seems to always be left alone on the backside of the goal.
I'm more worried about Eriksson and the funk he seems to be in.
I'm really pumped about Fraser playing.
This is blowing it up in action. If you compared it to the Hitch coached teams that would only allow one rookie per season, this is a huge step and a veritable youth movement.
I'd give Morrow the edge at winning the physical battle against top pairing D and net drive. But I think Reilly could create more off the rush and on the cycle. When Morrow wins a battle he's been giving the puck right back to the opposition.
VERY excited to see Smith AND Fraser in the game tonight.
I hate to say this.. i mean really, i really really really hate to say this.. Morrow is going to be on the top line unless there are injuries or the team is struggling. Benn & Jagr can figure out how to play together and just let Morrow go around hitting defenders when they dump the puck in. Let Morrow cancel 1 guy out, and it becomes 4 on 4 and they will create scoring chances.
I would give my left *** to see Jagr and Benn play with another skilled player, i have been waiting for this since he left for the KHL. He was stuck with Hartnell on the left for all of last year.
I guess the only hope is if whitney comes back, maybe they will experiment then.
oh i forgot lehtonen is still injured.. we could easily start losing and they may have to shake up the lines. Maybe we can hope for taht?!?! How sad
Man I'm loving these lines! Can't wait to see them in action
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