Head Coach: Glen Gulutzan
Official Team Site: DallasStars.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Dallas Stars
Fan Site: TheStarsFans.com
Record: 41-30-5 with 87 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-2nd, Western Conference-7th, NHL-14th
Home Record: 22-14-3
Away Record: 19-16-2
Overtime Record: 3-1
Shootout Record: 7-4
Streak: 1 Game Losing Streak
Last Five Games:
03.36 - at Calgary - L 5-4 - Box Score
03.24 - vs Calgary - W 4-1 - Box Score
03.22 - vs Vancouver - L 2-1 - Box Score
03.20 - vs Phoenix - W 4-3 (SO) - Box Score
03.16 - vs Chicago - L 4-1 - Box Score
Next Five Games:
03.30 - at Vancouver - 9:00 PM
03.31 - at San Jose - 9:30 PM
04.03 - vs San Jose - 7:30 PM
04.05 - at Nashville - 7:00 PM
04.07 - vs St. Louis - 7:00 PM
Goals: 195 (18th)
Goals Per Game: 2.57 (18th)
Goals Allowed: 199 (13th)•
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.62 (13th)•
Shots Per Game: 28.2 (22nd)•
Missed Shots: 951 (10th)•
Shots Allowed Per Game: 30.7 (19th)
Blocked Shots: 1,178 (7th)•
Powerplay: 14.7% (28th)
Penalty Kill: 83.2% (11th)•
Hits: 2,088 (3rd)•
THE EDMONTON OILERS
Head Coach: Tom Renney
Official Team Site: EdmontonOilers.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Edmonton Oilers
Fan Site: OilFans.com
Record: 31-36-9 with 71 Points
Standings: Northwest Division-5th, Western Conference-14th, NHL-28th
Home Record: 18-15-5
Away Record: 13-21-4
Overtime Record: 2-2
Shootout Record: 5-7
Streak: 2 Game Winning Streak
Last Five Games:
03.25 - at Columbus - W 6-3 - Box Score
03.23 - at Florida - W 2-1 (SO) - Box Score
03.22 - at Tampa Bay - L 3-2 (SO) - Box Score
03.20 - at Nashville - W 6-3 - Box Score
03.18 - vs Phoenix - L 3-2 (SO) - Box Score
Next Five Games:
03.30 - vs Los Angeles - 8:30 PM
04.01 - at Anaheim - 7:00 PM
04.02 - at Los Angeles - 9:30 PM
04.05 - vs Anaheim - 8:30 PM
04.07 - at Vancouver - 9:00 PM
Goals: 201 (15th)•
Goals Per Game: 2.64 (16th)•
Goals Allowed: 216 (23rd)
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.84 (22nd)
Shots Per Game: 27.1 (29th)
Missed Shots: 817 (22nd)
Shots Allowed Per Game: 30.7 (19th)
Blocked Shots: 1,122 (12th)
Powerplay: 21.3% (2nd)•
Penalty Kill: 81.8% (18th)
Hits: 1,479 (26th)
JERE LEHTINEN INJURY REPORT DALLAS
Total Man Games Lost: 160
Current Players Injured (3):
Mark Fistric - Day-To-Day - Lower Body
Radek Dvorak - Day-To-Day - Ankle
Eric Nystrom - Day-To-Day - Leg
Total Man Games Lost: 226
Current Players Injured (/):
Taylor Fedun - IR - Leg
Taylor Hall - IR - Head
Shawn Horcoff - Day-To-Day - Back
Lennart Petrell - Day-To-Day - Groin
DALLAS TEAM LEADERS
Points: Loui Eriksson - 68
Goals: Michael Ryder - 33
Assists: Loui Eriksson - 42
Hits: Steve Ott - 259
Plus/Minus: Michael Ryder - +20
Penalty Minutes: Steve Ott - 144
Shots: Michael Ryder - 194
Blocked Shots: Trevor Daley - 109
Missed Shots: Jamie Benn - 79
Powerplay Goals: Michael Ryder - 7
Shorthanded Goals: Loui Eriksson - 2
Game Winning Goals: Jamie Benn - 7
Kari Lehtonen | 31-18-4
Games Played: 54 (Started 54)
GAA: 2.28 (122 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .923% (1,465 of 1,587)
Shut Outs: 4
Richard Bachman | 8-4-1
Games Played: 16 (Started 14)
GAA: 2.71 (39 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .911% (399 of 438)
Shut Outs: 1
Andrew Raycroft | 2-8-0
Games Played: 10 (Started 8)
GAA: 3.52 (31 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .898% (272 of 303)
Shut Outs: 0
EDMONTON TEAM LEADERS
Points: Jordan Eberle - 73
Goals: Jordan Eberle - 32
Assists: Jordan Eberle - 41
Hits: Ladislav Smid - 182
Plus/Minus: Sam Gagner - +8
Penalty Minutes: Ben Eager - 96
Shots: Taylor Hall - 207
Blocked Shots: Ladislav Smid - 182
Missed Shots: Sam Gagner - 75
Powerplay Goals: Taylor Hall - 13
Shorthanded Goals: Ryan Jones - 2
Game Winning Goals: Taylor Hall - 7
Devan Dubnyk | 19-17-2
Games Played: 42 (Started 37)
GAA: 2.70 (106 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .914% (1,120 of 1,226)
Shut Outs: 2
Nikolai Khabibulin | 12-19-7
Games Played: 39 (Started 39)
GAA: 2.62 (96 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .911% (986 of 1,082)
Shut Outs: 2
Yann Danis | 0-0-0
Games Played: 1 (Started 0)
GAA: 3.75 (2 Goals Allowed)
Save %: .833 (10 of 12)
Shut Outs: 0
SEASON SERIES: Dallas 3-0-0 ALL TIME SERIES: 86-54-15-3 | Home: 49-24-7-1 | Away: 37-30-8-2
Dallas Goals: 517 ---- Edmonton Goals: 475
Regular Season: 58-39-15-3 | Home: 35-16-7-1 | Away: 24-23-8-2
Shoot Out: 3-2 | Home: 0-1 | Away: 3-1
Playoffs: 27-15 | Home: 14-8 | Away: 13-7
Record In Dallas: 74-22-4-3 | Home: 41-10-2-1 | Away: 34-12-2-2
Last Game In Series: 3.02.12 | at Edmonton | Win 3-1 | GAME RECAP | GAME THREAD | GAME HIGHLIGHTS
THIS SEASON vs the Oilers: Meetings:
11.21 - Dallas 4• vs Edmonton 1
01.07 - Dallas 4• vs Edmonton 1
03.02 - Dallas 3• at Edmonton 1
03.28 - Dallas at Edmonton Goal Scorers:
DAL (11) - Petersen, Ott, Ryder (2), Dvorak (2), Benn (2), Ribeiro (2), Vincour
EDM (3) - Nugent-Hopkins, Hall, Gagner Goaltenders:
DAL - Lehtonen (1st|3rd) - 120:00 - 38 Shots - 36 Saves - 2 Goal Againsts - 2-0-0 Record
DAL - Bachman (2nd) - 60:00 - 26 Shots - 25 Saves - 1 Goal Against - 1-0-0 Record
EDM - Khabibulin (1st|2nd|3rd) - 176:34 - 81 Shots - 73 Saves - 8 Goals Against - 0-3-0 Record Special Teams:
DAL - 0 For 7 on Powerplay | 8 For 8 on Penalty Kill | 1 Shorthanded Goal
EDM - 0 For 8 on Powerplay | 7 For 7 on Penalty Kill | 0 Shorthanded Goals
PACIFIC DIVISION GAMES Dallas Stars At Edmonton (8:30 PM CT) Anaheim Ducks Vs San Jose (9:00 PM CT) Los Angeles Kings At Calgary (8:30 PM CT) Phoenix Coyotes Vs OFF San Jose Sharks At Anaheim (9:00 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.
Wednesday 28th - at Edmonton - 8:30 PM - Fox Sports Southwest
Friday 30th - at Vancouver - 9:00 PM - Fox Sports Southwest Plus
Saturday 31st - at San Jose - 9:30 PM - Fox Sports Southwest
Tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers marks the 1,436th regular season game for the Stars since moving to the Lone Star State. Dallas is 748-481-125-79 (Wins-Losses-Ties-OT/SO Losses) in the previous 1,435 games.
Loui Eriksson is one shorthanded goal away form moving into 8th all-time in shorthanded goals.
Kari Lehtonen is one overtime/shootout loss away from moving into 9th all-time in goaltender OT/SO losses.
Brenden Morrow is two shorthanded goals away from moving into 3rd all-time in shorthanded goals.
Brenden Morrow is two power play goals away from moving into 5th all-time in power play goals.
Brenden Morrow is two shorthanded goals away from moving into 10th all-time in assists.
Kari Lehtonen is two shut outs away from moving into 6th all-time in shut outs.
Kari Lehtonen is five wins away from moving into 7th all-time in goaltender wins.
Mike Ribeiro is seven assists away from moving into 9th all-time in assists.
Brenden Morrow is eight even strength goals from moving into 6th all-time in even strength goals.
Brenden Morrow is eight goals away from moving into 7th all-time in goals.
Loui Eriksson is eight game winning goals away from moving into 10th all-time in game winning goals.
Glen Gulutzan is eight wins away from moving into 10th all-time in coaching wins.
Jamie Benn is 11 game winning goals away from moving into 10th all-time in game winning goals.
Brenden Morrow is 18 points away from moving into 7th all-time in points.
Kari Lehtonen is 19 games away from moving into 9th all-time in goaltender games played.
Kari Lehtonen is 19 losses away from moving into 9th all-time in goaltender losses.
Steve Ott is 22 penalty minutes away from moving into 4th all-time in penalty minutes.
Brenden Morrow is 28 games away from moving into 5th all-time in games played.
Loui Eriksson is 48 goals away from moving into 10th all-time in goals.
Mike Ribeiro is 102 points away from moving into 10th all-time in points.
Kari Lehtonen is 108 goals against away from moving into 10th all-time in goals against.
Kari Lehtonen is 139 minutes played away from into 9th all-time in goaltender minutes played.
Brenden Morrow is 202 penalty minutes away from moving into 3rd all-time in penalty minutes.
Kari Lehtonen is 252 saves away from moving into 5th all-time in saves.
Brenden Morrow played in his 800th career NHL game when he suited up against Calgary.
Jamie Benn is two penalty minutes away from his 150th career penalty minute.
Loui Eriksson is three games away from his 450th career NHL games.
Stephane Robidas is seven points away from his 200th points as a Dallas Star.
Stephane Robidas is eight penalty minutes away from his 550th penalty minute as a Dallas Star.
Mike Ribeiro is eight penalty minutes away from his 250th penalty minute as a Dallas Star.
Toby Petersen is nine games away from his 250th game as a Dallas Star.
Loui Eriksson is 12 goals away from his 150th career NHL goals.
Jamie Benn is 12 assists away from his 100th career NHL assist.
Loui Eriksson is 13 assists away from his 200th career NHL assist.
Brenden Morrow is 14 goals away from his 250th career NHL goal.
Kari Lehtonen is 15 games away from his 150th game as a Dallas Star.
Steve Ott is 15 assists away from his 150th career NHL assist.
Steve Ott is 16 goals away from his 100th career NHL goal.
Mike Ribeiro is 19 assists away from his 300th assist as a Dallas Star.
Brenden Morrow is 20 assists away from his 300th career NHL assist.
Brenden Morrow is 21 penalty minutes from his 1,200th penalty minute.
Michael Ryder is 24 games away from his 100th game as a Dallas Star.
Vernon Fiddler is 24 games away from his 100th game as a Dallas Star.
Loui Eriksson is 25 points away from 350 career NHL points.
Trevor Daley is 27 penalty minutes away from his 450th career NHL penalty minute
Mike Ribeiro is 28 goals away from his 150th goal as a Dallas Star.
Trevor Daley is 29 games away from his 600th career NHL games.
Adam Burish is 29 games away from his 150th game as a Dallas Star.
Eric Nystrom is 30 games away from his 100th game as a Dallas Star.
Jamie Benn is 30 goals away from his 100th career NHL goal.
Adam Burish is 35 penalty minutes away from his 200th penalty minute as a Dallas Star.
Kari Lehtonen is 6-2-0 all-time against the Oilers in 8 games with a 2.26 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.
Richard Bachman is 1-0-0 all-time against the Oilers in 1 game with a 1.00 goals against average and a .962 save percentage.
Dallas is looking for their first sweep of the Oilers since the 2007-08 season.
The Stars have won 8 of their last 9 games against Edmonton.
Dallas is just seven wins away from equaling their win total as the North Stars.
Dallas has a 10-3-1 record against Canadian teams this season.
The Stars are 13-5-0 against the Northwest Division this season.
Dallas is 12-9-1 against the Pacific Division this season.
Dallas is 16-4-0 this season when a defenseman scores a goal.
Dallas is 66-0-7 over the past three seasons when holding a lead after two periods. Their last loss in regulation was on October 31st, 2009 against Nashville. Dallas is 25-0-2 this season.
Dallas is 16-3-0 when scoring at least four goals, and 15-2-0 when allowing one goal.
Dallas is 35-5-1, 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 8-14-4 in games included in back-to-backs, going 7-4-2 in the first game while 1-10-2 in the second.
The Dallas Stars are 7-4 in shootouts this season. The Stars beat Phoenix (2-1 on 10.10) in Dallas, Phoenix (2-1 on 10.25) in Phoenix, Los Angeles (2-1 on 1.12) in Los Angeles, Minnesota (2-1 on 2.04) in Dallas, Calgary (2-0 on 3.04) in Calgary, San Jose (1-0 on 3.08) in Dallas, and Phoenix (1-0 on 3.20) in Dallas. The Stars lost to Toronto (1-0 on 11.25) in Dallas, Detroit (1-0 on 1.17) in Dallas, Buffalo (2-1 on 2.10) in Buffalo, and Pittsburgh (3-2 on 2.29) in Dallas. To see full stats of the shoot out, CLICK HERE
OPPONENT LOOK: THE EDMONTON OILERS
Devan Dubnyk is 0-2-0 all-time against the Stars in 2 games with a 5.03 goals against average and a .851 save percentage.
Nikolai Khabibulin is 17-20-2 all-time against the Stars in 40 games with a 2.78 goals against average and a .901 save percentage. He has two shut outs.
Edmonton is 4-10-1 against the Pacific Division this season.
DALLAS RECORDS & STATISTICS
Day games (before 5 pm): 5-1-0
Night games: 36-29-5
When leading after 1st Period: 18-3-1
When trailing after 1st Period: 2-21-3
When tied after 1st Period: 20-6-1
When leading after 2nd Period: 25-0-2
When trailing after 2nd Period: 4-27-0
When tied after 2nd Period: 12-4-3
When scoring first: 29-8-3
When trailing first: 12-22-2
When scoring a powerplay goal: 20-6-3
When not scoring a powerplay goal: 21-24-2
When allowing a powerplay goal: 13-16-2
When not allowing a powerplay goal: 28-14-3
1-goal games: 20-9-5
2-goal games: 10-5
3-goal games: 11-16
THE ZUBIE SHOOTOUT REPORT
Goals: 14-10 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
79th All-Time - 01.12.12 - at Los Angeles - Win 5-4 - Lehtonen 3 Saves on 3 Shooters - Goals: Eriksson - Win 1-0
80th All-Time - 01.17.12 - vs Detroit - Loss 3-2 - Bachman 2 Saves on 3 Shooters - Goals: None - Loss 1-0
81st All-Time - 02.04.12 - vs Minnesota - Win 2-1 - Lehtonen 2 Saves on 3 Shooters - Goals: Eriksson, Benn - Win 2-1
82nd All-Time - 02.10.12 - at Buffalo - Loss 3-2 - Lehtonen 3 Saves on 5 Shooters - Goals: Benn - Loss 2-1
83rd All-Time - 02.29.12 - vs Pittsburgh - Loss 4-3 - Lehtonen 1 Save on 4 Shooters - Goals: Eriksson, Benn - Loss 3-2
84th All-Time - 03.04.12 - at Calgary - Win 3-2 - Lehtonen 2 Saves on 2 Shooters - Goals: Benn, Eriksson - Win 2-0
85th All-Time - 3.08.12 - vs San Jose - Win 4-3 - Lehtonen 5 Saves on 4 Shooters - Goals: Vincour - Win 1-0
86th All-Time - 3.20.12 - vs Phoenix - Win 4-3 - Lehtonen 3 Saves on 3 Shooters - Goals: Ribeiro - Win 1-0 Totals For Season - Shooters
Loui Eriksson - 5 For 11 (1 Game Winner)
Mike Ribeiro - 2 For 7 (2 Game Winners)
Michael Ryder - 1 For 7
Jamie Benn - 4 For 8 (2 Game Winners)
Sheldon Souray - 0 For 1
Brenden Morrow - 0 For 1
Steve Ott - 0 For 1
Trevor Daley - 1 For 2 (1 Game Winner)
Tomas Vincour - 1 For 2 (1 Game Winner)
Team: 13 For 34 | 13 Goals Totals For Season - Goaltenders
Lehtonen: 7-3 | 30 Saves - 39 Shots | 9 Goals Against
Bachman: 0-1 | 2 Saves - 3 Shots | 1 Goal Against
Team: 7-4 | 32 Saves - 42 Shots | 10 Goals Against
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Last edited by Stars99Lobo37: 03-28-2012 at 02:34 PM.
Must win definitely... Losing to Calgary wasn't ideal, but giving them the illusion that they can still make it isn't all bad, especially since their next two games are against LA and Colorado, so I'm ok with that game... But this one, we need this win... There are just no good excuses if we lose this game.
This won't be an easy one, I can guarantee you that. Oilers have been hot lately. It's a must win tomorrow night, must. Really hope Smith plays tomorrow, I am really pumped to watch him play and I truly think he will have a big impact.
I doubt anything will be official until the morning skate. Even then, Gully could wait until after warmups to make the call just before game time.
However, my gut feeling is Reilly Smith already knows the answer just in case his family wants to plan on making the trip. The Stars seem to be very conscious of family issues which is good for morale IMO.