Regular Season Game 30, Overall Game 37, National Hockey League Game 451
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum | Uniondale, New York Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM Central Time Stars Television/Radio: Fox Sports Southwest | 1310 AM/104.1 FM The Ticket Islanders Television/Radio: MSG Plus | 88.7 FM WRHU National TV/Radio: None | XM 92 | Sirius 207 Tonight's Officials: Referees - Paul Devorski, Kyle Rehman | Linesmen - Pierre Champoux, Thor Nelson
Head Coach: Glen Gulutzan
Official Team Site: DallasStars.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Dallas Stars
Fan Site: TheStarsFans.com
Record: 17-11-1 with 35 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-1st, Western Conference-3rd, NHL-11th
Home Record: 9-4-0
Away Record: 8-7-0
Overtime Record: 1-0
Shootout Record: 2-1
Streak: 2 Game Winning Streak
Last Five Games:
12.13 - at New York - W 1-0 - Box Score
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
Next Five Games:
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
12.26 - at St. Louis - 6:30 PM
Goals: 72 (24th)•
Goals Per Game: 2.48 (22nd)•
Goals Allowed: 77 (12th)•
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.66 (15th)•
Shots Per Game: 28.2 (24th)
Shots Allowed Per Game: 32.7 (30th)
Powerplay: 15.0% (23rd)
Penalty Kill: 83.9% (12th)•
THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Head Coach: Jack Capuano
Official Team Site: NewYorkIslanders.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - New York Islanders
Fan Site: NewYorkIslanderFanCentral.com
Record: 9-13-6 with 24 Points
Standings: Atlantic Division-2nd, Eastern Conference-14th, NHL-27th
Home Record: 6-7-3
Away Record: 3-6-3
Overtime Record: 0-4
Shootout Record: 0-2
Streak: 3 Game Losing Streak
Last Five Games:
12.13 - at Montreal - L 5-3 - Box Score
12.10 - vs Pittsburgh - L 6-3 - Box Score
12.08 - vs Chicago - L 3-2 (OT) - Box Score
12.06 - vs Tampa Bay - W 5-1 - Box Score
12.03 - at Dallas - W 5-4 - Box Score
Next Five Games:
12.17 - at Minnesota - 7:00 PM
12.20 - at Winnipeg - 7:30 PM
12.22 - at New York - 6:00 PM
12.23 - vs Toronto - 6:00 PM
12.26 - at New York - 6:00 PM
Goals: 65 (29th)
Goals Per Game: 2.32 (28th)
Goals Allowed: 91 (21st)
Goals Allowed Per Game: 3.25 (27th)
Shots Per Game: 29.2 (20th)•
Shots Allowed Per Game: 31.0 (21st)•
Powerplay: 17.0% (17th)•
Penalty Kill: 80.6% (23rd)
JERE LEHTINEN INJURY REPORT DALLAS
Total Man Games Lost: 52
Current Players Injured (2):
Adam Burish - IR - Hand
Kari Lehtonen - IR - Groin
Total Man Games Lost: 120
Current Players Injured (8):
Rick DiPietro - IR - Groin
Mark Eaton - IR - MCL
Mark Katic - IR - Shoulder
Andrew MacDonald - IR - Leg
Jay Pandolfo - IR - Foot
Evgeni Nabokov - Day-To-Day - Groin
Nino Niederreiter - Day-To-Day - Concussion
Steve Staios - Day-To-Day - Upper Body
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 - 68
Shots: Jamie Benn - 91
Powerplay Goals: Five Players - 2
Shorthanded Goals: Benn & Eriksson & Souray - 1
Game Winning Goals: Four Players - 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 | 2-0-0
Games Played: 3 (Started 2)
GAA: 0.43 (1 Goal Allowed)
Save %: .986% (71 of 72)
Shut Outs: 1
NEW YORK TEAM LEADERS
Points: John Tavares & PA Parenteau - 24
Goals: Matt Moulson - 15
Assists: PA Parenteau - 20
Plus/Minus: Matt Moulson - +3
Penalty Minutes: Matt Martin - 49
Shots: John Tavares - 94
Powerplay Goals: John Tavares & Matt Moulson - 4
Shorthanded Goals: 4 Players - 1
Game Winning Goals: Matt Moulson - 3
Al Montoya | 5-5-3
Games Played: 15 (Started 13)
GAA: 2.54 (36 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .916% (394 of 430)
Shut Outs: 0
Rick DiPietro | 3-2-3
Games Played: 8 (Started 6)
GAA: 3.73 (22 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .876% (155 of 177)
Shut Outs: 0
Evgeni Nabokov | 1-5-0
Games Played: 8 (Started 8)
GAA: 2.83 (18 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .910% (183 of 201)
Shut Outs: 0
Anders Nilsson | 0-1-0
Games Played: 2 (Started 1)
GAA: 4.85 (8 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .849% (45 of 53)
Shut Outs: 0
SEASON SERIES: New York 1-0-0 ALL TIME SERIES: 37-51-16-2 | Home: 20-23-8-1 | Away: 17-28-8-1
Dallas Goals: 310 ---- New York Goals: 392
Regular Season: 36-47-16-2 | Home: 19-22-8-1 | Away: 17-25-8-1
Shoot Out: 0-0 | Home: 0-0 | Away: 0-0
Playoffs: 1-4 | Home: 1-1 | Away: 0-3
Record In Dallas: 13-7-3-2 | Home: 5-3-3-1 | Away: 8-4-0-1
Last Game In Series: 12.03.11 | vs New York | Loss 5-4 | GAME RECAP | GAME THREAD | GAME HIGHLIGHTS
THIS SEASON vs the Islanders: Meetings:
12.03 - Dallas 4 vs •New York 5
12.15 - Dallas at New York Goal Scorers:
DAL (4) - Vincour, Nystrom, Dowell, Wandell
NYI (5) - Moulson (4), Reese Goaltenders:
DAL - Raycroft (1st) - 58:45 - 27 Shots - 22 Saves - 5 Goals Against - 0-1-0 Record
NYI - DiPietro (1stP) - 40:00 - 21 Shots - 17 Saves - 4 Goals Against - 1-0-0 Record
NYI - Montoya (1st) - 20:00 - 13 Shots - 13 Saves - 0 Goals Against - 0-0-0 Record Special Teams:
DAL - 0 For 2 on Powerplay | 2 For 3 on Penalty Kill | 0 Shorthanded Goals
NYI - 1 For 3 on Powerplay | 2 For 2 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 Columbus (6:00 PM CT) Phoenix Coyotes Vs Edmonton (8:30 PM CT) San Jose Sharks Vs Colorado (9:30 PM CT)
WESTERN CONFERENCE GAMES
Vancouver Canucks At Carolina (6:00 PM CT)
Calgary Flames At Tampa Bay (6:30 PM CT)
St. Louis Blues Vs New York (7:00 PM CT)
Detroit Red Wings At Nashville Predators (7:00 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.
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 Islanders marks the 1,392nd regular season game for the Stars since moving to the Lone Star State. Dallas is 727-463-125-76 (Wins-Losses-Ties-OT/SO Losses) in the previous 1,391 games.
Loui Eriksson played in his 400th career National Hockey League game when he suited up against the Rangers on Tuesday.
Kari Lehtonen is two wins away from moving into 8th all-time in goaltender wins.
Brenden Morrow is three powerplay goals away from moving into 6th all-time in powerplay goals.
Kari Lehtonen is three overtime/shootout losses away from moving into 10th all-time in goaltender overtime/shootout losses.
Brenden Morrow is four points away from moving 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 15 assists away from moving into 9th all-time in assists
Mike Ribeiro is 17 assists away from moving into 10th all-time in assists.
Glen Gulutzan is 32 wins away from moving into 9th all-time in wins by a coach.
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 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.
Trevor Daley is seven penalty minutes away from 400 career penalty minutes.
Stephane Robidas is seven assists away from 150 assists as a Dallas Star.
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 13 goals away from 50 career goals.
Tomas Vincour is 13 games away from 50 career games played.
Stephane Robidas is 14 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 19 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Jamie Benn is 20 games away from 200 career games played.
Brenden Morrow is 21 penalty minutes away from 1,150 penalty minutes.
Loui Eriksson is 21 points away from 300 career points.
Adam Burish is 21 games away from 100 games played as a Dallas Star.
Steve Ott is 21 goals away from 100 career goals.
Radek Dvorak is 21 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Vernon Fiddler is 21 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Sheldon Souray is 21 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Trevor Daley is 22 points away from 150 career points.
Andrew Raycroft is 22 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Trevor Daley is 26 games away from 550 career games played.
Eric Nystrom is 26 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Brenden Morrow is 27 games away from 800 career games.
Brenden Morrow is 27 assists away from 300 career assists.
Toby Petersen is 27 games away from 250 games played as a Dallas Star.
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 3-5-1 all-time against the Islanders in 13 games with a 2.79 goals against average and a .889 save percentage.
Richard Bachman is 0-0-0 all-time against the Islanders in 0 games with a 0.00 goals against average and a .000 save percentage.
Richard Bachman's shut out against the Rangers made him only the 11th goaltender in franchise history to record a shut out.
Dallas, tonight, will play in the fourth game of a 5-game road trip that will see them travel 6,500 miles.
The Stars have not lost on Long Island since November 6th, 2003.
Dallas continues to be the lone NHL team this season to not have register a single second of a 5-on-3 powerplay.
Dallas is 10-1-1 this season when scoring a goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation.
Dallas is 10-2-1 this season in one-goal games (.727 winning percentage). Their .769 winning percentage is best in the National Hockey League.
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.
Dallas is 16-1-0, this season, when allowing two-or-fewer goals in a game.
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 ISLANDERS
Rick DiPietro is 3-2-0 all-time against the Stars in 7 games with a 3.12 goals against average and a .892 save percentage.
Al Montoya is 0-0-0 all-time against the Stars in 1 game with a 0.00 goals against average and a 1.000 save percentage.
Mike Mottau is one game away from 300 career games.
Calvin de Haan is expected to make his National Hockey League debut for the Islanders tonight.
The Islanders have scored a power play goal in five of their previous seven games.
The Islanders have allows just four power play goals in their previous seven games.
New York is 7-3-3 when they score first while going only 2-10-2 when allowing the first goal.
New York is 7-0-4 when holding a lead after the first period and 7-0-3 when leading after the second.
DALLAS RECORDS & STATISTICS
Day games (before 5 pm): 1-0-0
Night games: 16-11-1
When leading after 1st Period: 8-2-0
When trailing after 1st Period: 1-7-1
When tied after 1st Period: 8-2-0
When leading after 2nd Period: 8-0-0
When trailing after 2nd Period: 1-8-0
When tied after 2nd Period: 8-3-1
When scoring first: 11-3-1
When trailing first: 6-8-0
When scoring a powerplay goal: 8-4-0
When not scoring a powerplay goal: 9-7-1
When allowing a powerplay goal: 8-6-1
When not allowing a powerplay goal: 9-5-0
1-goal games: 10-2-1
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
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Last edited by Stars99Lobo37: 12-15-2011 at 02:27 PM.
Seems Nabokov is a possibility for the Isles tonight..
G Evgeni Nabokov will have his groin injury evaluated Thursday and there's a chance he'll start Thursday night after missing a month. Nabokov said he wasn't sure if he felt good enough to play, but Jack Capuano said that he thought Al Montoya might be a bit tired
But I'm sure the management is thinking only about getting the win, and it's the right move.
I think you nailed it. I don't think I actually agree that Fistric being a target could deter the Stars from the goal at hand ... picking up another 2 points. I just don't think it's unreasonable to be concerned.
Plus, we're pretty much splitting hairs over the 7th D/12th forward. Dowell would have been coming out. No matter how much people want him off the team, I think everyone would be beyond shocked to see Robidas eat a healthy scratch. I still think a trade of Robidas will be difficult, but at least that is realistic. I mean ... I'd be floored to see Robi watching a game from the pressbox and healthy.