Regular Season Game 29, Overall Game 36, National Hockey League Game 439
Where: Madison Square Garden | New York City, New York Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 Time: 6:0 PM Central Time Stars Television/Radio: Fox Sports Southwest | 1310 AM/104.1 FM The Ticket Rangers Television/Radio: MSG | 1050 AM ESPN National TV/Radio: None | XM 214 | Sirius 213 Tonight's Officials: Referees - Ian Walsh, Dan Van Massenhoven | Linesmen - Mike Cvik, Jean Morin
Head Coach: Glen Gulutzan
Official Team Site: DallasStars.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Dallas Stars
Fan Site: TheStarsFans.com
Record: 16-11-1 with 33 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-1st, Western Conference-3rd, NHL-11th
Home Record: 9-4-0
Away Record: 7-7-0
Overtime Record: 1-0
Shootout Record: 2-1
Streak: 1 Game Winning Streak
Last Five Games:
12.10 - at Los Angeles - W 2-1 - Box Score
12.08 - at San Jose - L 5-2 - Box Score
12.03 - vs New York - L 5-4 - Box Score
12.01 - vs Ottawa - W 3-2 - Box Score
11.28 - at Colorado - W 3-1 - Box Score
Next Five Games:
12.15 - at New York - 6:00 PM
12.16 - at New Jersey - 6:00 PM
12.19 - vs Anaheim - 7:00 PM
12.21 - vs Philadelphia - 6:30 PM
12.23 - vs Nashville - 7:30 PM
Goals: 71 (25th)
Goals Per Game: 2.54 (20th)
Goals Allowed: 77 (13th)
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.75 (17th)
Shots Per Game: 28.2 (23rd)•
Shots Allowed Per Game: 32.6 (30th)
Powerplay: 15.4% (22nd)
Penalty Kill: 83.3% (12th)
THE NEW YORK RANGERS
Head Coach: John Tortorella
Official Team Site: NewYorkRangers.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - New York Rangers
Fan Site: OutsideTheGarden.com
Record: 17-6-4 with 38 Points
Standings: Atlantic Division-2nd, Eastern Conference-4th, NHL-4th
Home Record: 8-2-2
Away Record: 9-4-2
Overtime Record: 2-0
Shootout Record: 1-3
Streak: 2 Game Winning Streak
Last Five Games:
12.11 - vs Florida - W 6-1 - Box Score
12.10 - at Buffalo - W 4-1 - Box Score
12.08 - vs Tampa Bay - L 3-2 (SO) - Box Score
12.05 - vs Toronto - L 4-2 - Box Score
12.03 - at Tampa Bay - W 4-2 - Box Score
Next Five Games:
12.15 - at St. Louis - 7:00 PM
12.17 - at Phoenix - 7:00 PM
12.20 - at New Jersey - 6:00 PM
12.22 - vs New York - 6:00 PM
12.23 - vs Philadelphia - 6:00 PM
Goals: 82 (10th)•
Goals Per Game: 3.04 (7th)•
Goals Allowed: 57 (1st)•
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.11 (4th)•
Shots Per Game: 27.3 (25th)
Shots Allowed Per Game: 30.4 (16th)•
Powerplay: 17.1% (18th)•
Penalty Kill: 86.7% (6th)•
JERE LEHTINEN INJURY REPORT DALLAS
Total Man Games Lost: 50
Current Players Injured (2):
Adam Burish - IR - Hand
Kari Lehtonen - IR - Groin
Total Man Games Lost: 75
Current Players Injured (4):
Michael Sauer - IR - Concussion
Wojtek Wolski - IR - Hernia
Mike Rupp - IR - Knee
Marc Staal - IR - Post-Concussion Syndrome
DALLAS TEAM LEADERS
Points: Jamie Benn - 24
Goals: Loui Eriksson & Eric Nystrom - 10
Assists: Jamie Benn - 17
Plus/Minus: Sheldon Souray - +7
Penalty Minutes: Steve Ott - 66
Shots: Jamie Benn - 90
Powerplay Goals: Five Players - 2
Shorthanded Goals: Benn & Eriksson & Souray - 1
Game Winning Goals: Benn & Ott & Ryder - 2
Kari Lehtonen | 13-4-1
Games Played: 19 (Started 19)
GAA: 2.34 (43 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .926% (538 of 581)
Shut Outs: 0
Andrew Raycroft | 2-7-0
Games Played: 9 (Started 8)
GAA: 3.53 (30 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .897% (261 of 291)
Shut Outs: 0
Richard Bachman | 1-0-0
Games Played: 2 (Started 1)
GAA: 0.75 (1 Goal Allowed)
Save %: .974% (37 of 38)
Shut Outs: 0
NEW YORK TEAM LEADERS
Points: Marian Gaborik & Brad Richards - 25
Goals: Marian Gaborik - 15
Assists: Brad Richards - 14
Plus/Minus: Michael Del Zotto - +15
Penalty Minutes: Brandon Dubinsky - 53
Shots: Marian Gaborik - 103
Powerplay Goals: Ryan Callahan - 5
Shorthanded Goals: Four Players - 1
Game Winning Goals: Brad Richards & Ryan Callahan - 3
Henrik Lundqvist | 12-5-4
Games Played: 21 (Started 21)
GAA: 2.08 (44 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .932% (599 of 643)
Shut Outs: 2
Martin Biron | 5-1-0
Games Played: 7 (Started 6)
GAA: 1.79 (14 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .937% (164 of 175)
Shut Outs: 1
SEASON SERIES: Series Tied 0-0-0 ALL TIME SERIES: 38-68-22-1 | Home: 21-31-11-1 | Away: 17-37-11-0
Dallas Goals: 373 ---- New York Goals: 451
Regular Season: 38-28-22-1 | Home: 21-31-11-1 | Away: 17-37-11-0
Shoot Out: 0-1 | Home: 0-1 | Away: 0-0
Playoffs: 0-0 | Home: 0-0 | Away: 0-0
Record In Dallas: 12-7-4-1 | Home: 6-2-3-1 | Away: 6-5-1-0
Last Game In Series: 1.07.11 | vs New York | Loss 3-2 (Shootout) | GAME RECAP | GAME THREAD | GAME HIGHLIGHTS
THIS SEASON vs the Rangers: Meetings:
12.13 - Dallas at New York Goal Scorers:
DAL (0) - None
NYR (0) - None Goaltenders:
DAL - Bachman () - 0:00 - 0 Shots - 0 Saves - 0 Goals Against - 0-0-0 Record
NYR - Lundqvist () - 0:00 - 0 Shots - 0 Saves - 0 Goals Against - 0-0-0 Record Special Teams:
DAL - 0 For 0 on Powerplay | 0 For 0 on Penalty Kill | 0 Shorthanded Goals
NYR - 0 For 0 on Powerplay | 0 For 0 on Penalty Kill | 0 Shorthanded Goals
PACIFIC DIVISION GAMES Dallas Stars At New York (6:00 PM CT) Anaheim Ducks Vs OFF Los Angeles Kings At Boston (6:00 PM CT) Phoenix Coyotes Vs OFF San Jose Sharks At Colorado (8:00 PM CT)
WESTERN CONFERENCE GAMES
Detroit Red Wings At Pittsburgh (6:00 PM CT)
Vancouver Canucks At Columbus Blue Jackets (6:00 PM CT)
Calgary Flames At Nashville Predators (7:00 PM CT)
Minnesota Wild At Winnipeg (7:30 PM CT)
Tiebreakers - From NHL.com
1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
2. The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the shootout.
3. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
4. The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.
Tuesday 13th - at New York - 6:00 PM - Fox Sports Southwest
Thursday 15th - at New York - 6:00 PM - Fox Sports Southwest
Friday 16th - at New Jersey - 7:00 PM - Fox Sports Southwest
Monday 19th - vs Anaheim* - 7:00 PM - Versus
Wednesday 21st - vs Philadelpiha - 6:30 PM - Versus/TSN2
Friday 23rd - vs Nashville - 7:30 PM - Fox Sports Southwest
Monday 26th - at St. Louis - 6:30 PM - Versus
Thursday 29th - vs Columbus - 7:30 PM - Fox Sports Southwest
Saturday 31st - vs Boston - 7:00 PM - TXA21
Tonight's game against the New York Rangers marks the 1,391st regular season game for the Stars since moving to the Lone Star State. Dallas is 726-463-125-76 (Wins-Losses-Ties-OT/SO Losses) in the previous 1,390 games.
Kari Lehtonen is two wins away from moving into 8th all-time in goaltender wins.
Kari Lehtonen is three overtime/shootout losses away from moving into 10th all-time in goaltender overtime/shootout losses.
Brenden Morrow is five points away from movie into 9th all-time in points.
Kari Lehtonen is eight losses away from moving into 10th all-time in goaltender losses.
Brenden Morrow is nine penalty minutes away from moving into 4th all-time in penalty minutes.
Brenden Morrow is 14 goals away from moving into 7th all-time in goals.
Brenden Morrow is 16 assists away from moving into 9th all-time in assists
Mike Ribeiro is 17 assists away from moving into 10th all-time in assists.
Steve Ott is 48 penalty minutes away from moving into 5th all-time in penalty minutes.
Brenden Morrow is 56 games away from moving into 5th all-time in games played.
Loui Eriksson is 64 goals away from moving into 10th all-time in goals.
Loui Eriksson is one game away from 400 career games played.
Loui Eriksson is four penalty minutes away from 100 career penalty minutes.
Mark Fistric is seven penalty minutes away from 200 career penalty minutes.
Steve Ott is seven points away from 200 career points.
Stephane Robidas is seven assists away from 150 assists as a Dallas Star.
Trevor Daley is nine penalty minutes away from 400 career penalty minutes.
Nicklas Grossman is 12 points away from 50 career points.
Toby Petersen is 12 points away from 50 points as a Dallas Star.
Stephane Robidas is 12 goals away from 50 goals as a Dallas Star.
Trevor Daley is 14 goals away from 50 career goals.
Tomas VIncour is 14 games away from 50 career games played.
Stephane Robidas is 15 games away from 600 games played as a Dallas Star.
Nicklas Grossman is 15 assists away from 50 career assists.
Jamie Benn is 16 penalty minutes away from 200 career penalty minutes.
Stephane Robidas is 19 points away from 200 points as a Dallas Star.
Alex Goligoski is 20 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Brenden Morrow is 21 penalty minutes away from 1,150 penalty minutes.
Loui Eriksson is 21 points away from 300 career points.
Jamie Benn is 21 games away from 200 career games played.
Adam Burish is 21 games away from 100 games played as a Dallas Star.
Steve Ott is 21 goals away from 100 career goals.
Andrew Raycroft is 22 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Radek Dvorak is 22 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Vernon Fiddler is 22 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Sheldon Souray is 22 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Trevor Daley is 23 points away from 150 career points.
Trevor Daley is 27 games away from 550 career games played.
Toby Petersen is 27 games away from 250 games played as a Dallas Star.
Eric Nystrom is 27 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Brenden Morrow is 28 assists away from 300 career assists.
Toby Petersen is 28 assists away from 50 assists as a Dallas Star.
Jamie Benn is 39 points away from 150 career points.
Andrew Raycroft is 5-3-1 all-time against the Rangers in 11 games with a 3.02 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.
Richard Bachman is 0-0-0 all-time against the Rangers in 0 games with a 0.00 goals against average and a .000 save percentage.
Dallas, tonight, will play in the third game of a 5-game road trip that will see them travel 6,500 miles.
The Stars have recorded at least a point in four of their previous five contests against the Rangers.
The Stars are visiting Madison Square Garden for just the fourth time since the lockout.
Dallas is 9-1-1 this season when scoring a goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation.
Dallas is 9-2-1 this season in one-goal games (.727 winning percentage). Their .750 winning percentage is best in the National Hockey League.
Dallas become the 29th team this season, with only Boston now left standing, to give up a shorthanded goal.
Dallas is 54-1-5 over the past three seasons when holding a lead after two periods. Their last loss in regulation was on October 31st, 2009 against Nashville.
The Stars have a 6-1-1 record this season when they win the second period, and are 4-7-0 in games in which they lose the middle frame. The team that has won the second period is 13-4-2 overall this season.
Dallas is 5-1-0 when scoring at least four goals, and 6-1-0 when allowing one goal. The Stars also are 13-4-0 record when allowing three goals or less.
The Stars will play a total of 14 back-to-back series in 2011-12. The Stars are 2-7-1 in games included in back-to-backs, going 2-2-1 in the first game while 0-5-0 in the second.
The Dallas Stars are 2-1 in shootouts this season. The Stars beat Phoenix (2-1 on 10.10) in Dallas and Phoenix (2-1 on 10.25) in Phoenix. The Stars lost to Toronto (1-0 on 11.25) in Dallas. To see full stats of the shoot out, CLICK HERE
OPPONENT LOOK: THE NEW YORK RANGERS
Henrik Lundqvist is 3-2-0 all-time against the Stars in 5 games with a 2.18 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.
Martin Biron is 6-3-0 all-time against the Stars in 9 games with a 2.69 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.
Marian Gaborik leads New York with 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) against Dallas.
New York has a 2-0-2 record against the Pacific Division this season.
New York's penalty kill is 24 of 26 in their previous eight contests.
The Rangers are 12-1-2 when scoring on the powerplay, and 12-1-2 when not allowing a powerplay goal.
The Rangers have given up just 4 powerplay goals in 42 chances at home this season.
New York is 5-1-1 when leading after one period and 11-0-2 when leading after two.
DALLAS RECORDS & STATISTICS
Day games (before 5 pm): 1-0-0
Night games: 15-11-1
When leading after 1st Period: 8-2-0
When trailing after 1st Period: 1-7-1
When tied after 1st Period: 7-2-0
When leading after 2nd Period: 8-0-0
When trailing after 2nd Period: 1-8-0
When tied after 2nd Period: 7-3-1
When scoring first: 10-3-1
When trailing first: 6-8-0
When scoring a powerplay goal: 8-4-0
When not scoring a powerplay goal: 8-7-1
When allowing a powerplay goal: 8-6-1
When not allowing a powerplay goal: 8-5-0
1-goal games: 9-2-1
2-goal games: 4-2-0
3-goal games: 3-7-0
THE ZUBIE SHOOTOUT REPORT
Goals: 4-3 Games
76th All-Time - 10.10.11 - vs Phoenix - Win 2-1 - Lehtonen 2 Saves on 3 Shooters - Goals: Eriksson, Ribeiro - Win 2-1
77th All-Time - 10.25.11 - at Phoenix - Win 3-2 - Lehtonen 7 Saves on 8 Shooters - Goals: Ryder, Daley - Win 2-1
78th All-Time - 11.25.11 - vs Toronto - Loss 4-3 - Lehtonen 2 Saves on 3 Shooters - Goals: None - Loss 1-0 Totals For Season - Shooters
Loui Eriksson - 1 For 3
Mike Ribeiro - 1 For 3 (1 Game Winner)
Michael Ryder - 1 For 2
Jamie Benn - 0 For 2
Sheldon Souray - 0 For 1
Brenden Morrow - 0 For 1
Steve Ott - 0 For 1
Trevor Daley - 1 For 1 (1 Game Winner)
Team: 4 For 14 | 4 Goals Totals For Season - Goaltenders
Lehtonen: 2-1 | 11 Saves - 14 Shots | 3 Goals Against
Raycroft: 0-0 | 0 Saves - 0 Shots | 0 Goals Against
Team: 2-1 | 11 Saves - 14 Shots | 3 Goals Against
Last edited by Stars99Lobo37: 12-13-2011 at 02:46 PM.
Richards could have come to the Rangers last year at the trade deadline. But, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, he declined to waive his no-move clause when he learned of the bounty (three Grade A assets) the Stars were demanding in return, not wanting the Blueshirts to be diluted upon his arrival.
LOVELY quote I found on the rangers boards that our dear friend Larry brooks has published
This is probably the most I've looked forward to a hockey game as a fan. I'll be in section 340 wearing my old school Black+Green Stars jersey. My gf will be next to me wearing our Lundqvist jersey. Tonight we are enemies.
Hoping this goes to OT for obvious reasons, but I just want to see a competitive game, and a Stars win.