Head Coach: Glen Gulutzan
Official Team Site: DallasStars.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Dallas Stars
Fan Site: TheStarsFans.com
Record: 18-11-1 with 37 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-1st, Western Conference-3rd, NHL-11th
Home Record: 9-4-0
Away Record: 9-7-0
Overtime Record: 1-0
Shootout Record: 2-1
Streak: 3 Game Winning Streak
Last Five Games:
12.15 - at New York - W 3-2 - Box Score
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
Next Five Games:
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
12.29 - vs Columbus - 7:30 PM
Goals: 75 (25th)•
Goals Per Game: 2.50 (23rd)•
Goals Allowed: 79 (13th)•
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.63 (14th)•
Shots Per Game: 28.2 (24th)•
Shots Allowed Per Game: 32.5 (30th)
Powerplay: 15.2% (24th)•
Penalty Kill: 84.2% (10th)
THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Head Coach: Peter DeBoer
Official Team Site: NJDevils.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - New Jersey Devils
Fan Site: DevilsRule.com
Record: 16-13-1 with 33 Points
Standings: Atlantic Division-4th, Eastern Conference-8th, NHL-17th
Home Record: 6-5-1
Away Record: 10-8-0
Overtime Record: 2-0
Shootout Record: 7-1
Streak: 2 Game Winning Streak
Last Five Games:
12.13 - at Florida - W 3-2 (SO) - Box Score
12.12 - at Tampa Bay - W 5-4 - Box Score
12.10 - vs Montreal - L 2-1 - Box Score
12.08 - vs Ottawa - W 5-4 (SO) - Box Score
12.06 - at Toronto - W 3-2 (OT) - Box Score
Next Five Games:
12.17 - at Montreal - 6:00 PM
12.20 - vs New York - 6:00 PM
12.23 - vs Washington - 6:00 PM
12.26 - at Carolina - 6:00 PM
12.28 - vs Buffalo - 6:00 PM
Goals: 72 (26th)
Goals Per Game: 2.40 (26th)
Goals Allowed: 85 (18th)
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.83 (19th)
Shots Per Game: 27.4 (26th)
Shots Allowed Per Game: 27.7 (3rd)•
Powerplay: 12.7% (27th)
Penalty Kill: 92.9% (1st)•
JERE LEHTINEN INJURY REPORT DALLAS
Total Man Games Lost: 54
Current Players Injured (3):
Adam Burish - IR - Hand
Kari Lehtonen - IR - Groin
Tomas Vincour - Day-To-Day - Knee
Total Man Games Lost: ///
Current Players Injured (//):
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 | 3-0-0
Games Played: 4 (Started 3)
GAA: 0.90 (3 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .970% (96 of 99)
Shut Outs: 1
NEW JERSEY TEAM LEADERS
Points: Patrik Elias - 25
Goals: Patrik Elias & Zach Parise - 10
Assists: Adam Henrique - 16
Plus/Minus: Adam Henrique - +3
Penalty Minutes: David Clarkson - 57
Shots: Zach Parise - 110
Powerplay Goals: Patrik Elias - 4
Shorthanded Goals: Zach Parise - 3
Game Winning Goals: Adam Henrique - 3
Martin Brodeur | 7-8-0
Games Played: 17 (Started 17)
GAA: 3.08 (46 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .886% (359 of 405)
Shut Outs: 0
Johan Hedberg | 9-5-1
Games Played: 16 (Started 13)
GAA: 2.37 (37 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .913% (388 of 425)
Shut Outs: 2
SEASON SERIES: Dallas 1-0-0 ALL TIME SERIES: 52-42-9-0 | Home: 30-17-6-0 | Away: 22-25-3-0
Dallas Goals: 326 ---- New Jersey Goals: 302
Regular Season: 50-38-9-0 | Home: 30-14-6-0 | Away: 20-24-3-0
Shoot Out: 0-0 | Home: 0-0 | Away: 0-0
Playoffs: 2-4 | Home: 0-3 | Away: 2-1
Record In Dallas: 14-17-0-0 | Home: 8-9-0-0 | Away: 6-8-0-0
Last Game In Series: 10.29.11 | vs New Jersey | Win 3-1 | GAME RECAP | GAME THREAD | GAME HIGHLIGHTS
THIS SEASON vs the Devils: Meetings:
10.29 - Dallas 3• vs New Jersey 1
12.16 - Dallas at New Jersey Goal Scorers:
DAL (3) - Eriksson, Fiddler, Souray
NJD (1) - Sykora Goaltenders:
DAL - Lehtonen (1st) - 60:00 - 32 Shots - 31 Saves - 1 Goal Against - 1-0-0 Record
NJD - Hedberg (1st) - 58:32 - 22 Shots - 20 Saves - 2 Goals Against - 0-1-0 Record Special Teams:
DAL - 0 For 2 on Powerplay | 3 For 3 on Penalty Kill | 1 Shorthanded Goal
NJD - 0 For 3 on Powerplay | 2 For 2 on Penalty Kill | 0 Shorthanded Goals
PACIFIC DIVISION GAMES Dallas Stars At New Jersey (7:00 PM CT) Anaheim Ducks At Chicago (7:30 PM CT) Los Angeles KingsVs OFF Phoenix Coyotes Vs OFF San Jose Sharks Vs OFF
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.
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 Jersey Devils marks the 1,393rd regular season game for the Stars since moving to the Lone Star State. Dallas is 728-463-125-76 (Wins-Losses-Ties-OT/SO Losses) in the previous 1,392 games.
Brenden Morrow is two powerplay goals away from moving into 6th all-time in powerplay goals.
Kari Lehtonen is two wins away from moving into 8th all-time in goaltender wins.
Brenden Morrow is three points away from moving into 9th all-time in points.
Kari Lehtonen is three overtime/shootout losses away from moving into 10th all-time in goaltender overtime/shootout losses.
Brenden Morrow is five penalty minutes away from moving into 4th all-time in penalty minutes.
Kari Lehtonen is eight losses away from moving into 10th all-time in goaltender losses.
Brenden Morrow is 13 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 16 assists away from moving into 10th all-time in assists.
Glen Gulutzan is 31 wins away from moving into 9th all-time in wins by a coach.
Steve Ott is 44 penalty minutes away from moving into 5th all-time in penalty minutes.
Brenden Morrow is 55 games away from moving into 5th all-time in games played.
Loui Eriksson is 63 goals away from moving into 10th all-time in goals.
Loui Eriksson is four penalty minutes away from 100 career penalty minutes.
Steve Ott is six points away from 200 career points.
Mark Fistric is seven penalty minutes away from 200 career penalty minutes.
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.
Tomas Vincour is 12 games away from 50 career games played.
Stephane Robidas is 13 games away from 600 games played as a Dallas Star.
Trevor Daley is 13 goals away from 50 career goals.
Nicklas Grossman is 15 assists away from 50 career assists.
Jamie Benn is 16 penalty minutes away from 200 career penalty minutes.
Brenden Morrow is 17 penalty minutes away from 1,150 penalty minutes.
Alex Goligoski is 18 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Loui Eriksson is 19 points away from 300 career points.
Jamie Benn is 19 games away from 200 career games played.
Stephane Robidas is 19 points away from 200 points as a Dallas Star.
Radek Dvorak is 20 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Vernon Fiddler is 20 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Sheldon Souray is 20 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Adam Burish is 21 games away from 100 games played as a Dallas Star.
Steve Ott is 21 goals away from 100 career goals.
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 25 games away from 550 career games played.
Eric Nystrom is 25 games away from 50 games played as a Dallas Star.
Brenden Morrow is 26 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 37 points away from 150 career points.
Andrew Raycroft is 4-5-0 all-time against the Devils in 9 games with a 2.91 goals against average and a .896 save percentage.
Richard Bachman is 0-0-0 all-time against the Devils in 0 games with a 0.00 goals against average and a .000 save percentage.
Richard Bachman's success continues. Two days after becoming the 4th goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout in his rookie season, Bachman became the first ever Dallas Stars to win his first three starters as a goaltender.
Dallas, tonight, will finish off a 5-game road trip that will see them travel 6,500 miles. So far, the Stars are 3-1-0 on the road trip.
With the win against the Islanders, the Stars improved to 4-0-0 on Long Island since November 6th, 2003.
Dallas has allowed just two powerplay goals against (94.1%) in their previous 11 games.
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 11-2-1 this season in one-goal games (.786 winning percentage). Their .786 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 5-7-0 in games in which they lose the middle frame. The team that has won the second period is 13-5-2 overall this season.
Dallas is 5-1-0 when scoring at least four goals, and 6-1-0 when allowing one goal.
Dallas is 17-1-0, 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 3-7-1 in games included in back-to-backs, going 3-2-1 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 JERSEY DEVILS
Martin Brodeur is 11-9-0 all-time against the Stars in 21 games with a 1.99 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.
John Hedberg is 2-2-0 all-time against the Stars in 5 games with a 1.50 goals against average and a .935 save percentage.
DALLAS RECORDS & STATISTICS
Day games (before 5 pm): 1-0-0
Night games: 17-11-1
When leading after 1st Period: 8-2-0
When trailing after 1st Period: 1-7-1
When tied after 1st Period: 9-2-0
When leading after 2nd Period: 8-0-0
When trailing after 2nd Period: 2-8-0
When tied after 2nd Period: 8-3-1
When scoring first: 12-3-1
When trailing first: 6-8-0
When scoring a powerplay goal: 9-4-0
When not scoring a powerplay goal: 9-7-1
When allowing a powerplay goal: 8-6-1
When not allowing a powerplay goal: 10-5-0
1-goal games: 11-2-1
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: 12-16-2011 at 12:15 PM.
This will be a tough one, the best way I can see for Dallas to win this game is to really bring the physicality. New Jersey is not a very tough team, they don't really have anyone who can play that kind of game outside of a couple of players. If Dallas plays the same way they did against the Islanders last night I think they will win.