The Dallas Stars - 33-15-2 with 68 Points
Pacific Division-1st, Western Conference-2nd, NHL-T4th
Home Record: 16-10-1
Away Record: 17-5-1
Last 10 Games: 7-3-0 [3 Game Winning Streak]
Overtime Record: 8-2 [7-0 Shoot Out]
The Stars have 1 player injured
Janne Niinimaa | day-to-day | Sore ankle [Expected To Be Back]
The Detroit Red Wings - 33-13-4 with 70 points
Central Division-1st, Western Conference-1st, NHL-3rd
Home Record: 17-8-2
Away Record: 16-5-2
Last 10 Games: 6-3-1 [1 Game Winning Streak]
Overtime Record: 4-4 [1-0 Shoot Out]
The Red Wings have 2 players injuries
Jiri Fischer | IR | Seizure
Niklas Kronwall | IR | Left knee surgery
Goals: Dallas-158 Detroit-180
Goals Per Game: Dallas- Detroit-
Goals Allowed: Dallas-133 Detroit-129
Goals Allowed Per Game: Dallas- Detroit-
Shots Per Game: Dallas- Detroit-
Shots Allowed Per Game: Dallas- Detroit-
Powerplay: Dallas-% Detroit-%
Penalty Kill: Dallas-% Detroit-%
All Time Series: Record in Dallas: Detroit 28-18-8 Last Game In Series: 1/08/06 - @ Detroit - W 6-3 Season Series: Tied 1-1-0 Games-
12/27 - Detroit: 4 @ Dallas: 1
1/8 - Detroit: 3 vs Dallas: 6
1/28 - Detroit @ Dallas
4/17 - Detroit vs Dallas This Season vs The Red Wings
Powerplay: 0 of 5
Penalty Kill: 3 of 3
Goalies - Dallas: 1-1-0 Detroit: 1-1-0
[DAL] - Turco (1st/2nd-Pulled) - 80:53 - 29 of 36 Saves - 7 Goals Againist
Hedberg (2nd) - 38:28 - 12 of 12 Saves - 0 Goals Againist
[DET] - Osgood (1st/2nd-Pulled) - 108:35 - 44 of 51 Saves - 7 Goals Againist
Legace (2nd) - 11:16 - 9 of 9 Saves - 0 Goals Againist
Pacific Division Games Played Tonight
Detroit Red Wings @ Dallas Stars Anaheim Mighty Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings San Jose Sharks @ Phoenix Coyotes
Next Five Stars Games
01/30 (Monday) - vs San Jose - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
02/01 (Wednesday) - vs Nashville - 7:30 PM - KDFI 27
02/04 (Saturday) - @ St.Louis - 1:00 PM - NBC
02/06 (Monday) - vs Nashville - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
02/09 (Thursday) - @ Phoenix - 8:00 PM - KDFI 27
* Dallas is 68-6-6 when leading after the 1st Period since Dave Tippett took over as Stars head coach three seasons ago. Dallas is 16-1-1 this season.
* Dave Tippett is 116-58-28-8 as the head coach of the Dallas Stars with the 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.
* With two goals and one shoot out goal againist the Avalanche, Dallas has now kept from being shut out in 66 consectutive games. Dallas's last shut out was againist Detroit in the 03-04 season on March 13th, in a 3-0 game. In the Stars 49 games this season, only three teams (Detroit 4-1, Phoenix 4-1, Minnesota 2-1) have kept the Stars from scoring atleast two goals in the game. This is the longest the team has gone without being shutout since they moved to Dallas in 1993. The previous mark was held by the inaugural 1993-94 Dallas Stars squad who were first shutout in their 38th contest of the season. The franchise mark for consecutive games from a start of a season without being shutout is held by the 1982-83 team who were shutout only once and that came in their 79th game.
* The Dallas Stars are now 7-0 in shootouts this season, having beaten Colorado in Denver on Nov. 5 (2-0), the Sharks in San Jose on Nov. 12 (2-0), the Hurricanes on Dec. 2 (2-1) in Dallas, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Jan. 6 (2-1) in Dallas, the Boston Bruins on Jan. 14th (1-0) in Boston, the Blues on Jan. 25th (2-0) in Dallas, and the Avalanche in Denver on Jan. 26th (2-1). Jussi Jokinen is seven for seven during the shootouts and Marty Turco is 11 of 12 in net for the Stars. Dallas is one of three teams (Detroit and Los Angeles) to have not lost in a shootout this season.
* When trailing after one period, the Stars are 10-10-1 on the season. And when trailing after two periods, the Stars are now 8-12-0 on the season. The 10 wins when trailing after 1 period is the best in the NHL this season and the 10 wins when trailing after 2 periods is also the best in the NHL this season. Dallas has won 19 games this season when falling behind.
* Jussi Jokinen's selection to Team Finland Friday was the Stars' 7th player on the team to be selected. Other selections are Mike Modano (USA), Bill Guerin (USA), Marty Turco (Canada), Niko Kapanen (Finland), Antti Miettien (Finland), and Jere Lehtinen (Finland).
* With an assist on Thursday night againist Colorado, Zubov has gained points in 13 of his last 15 games. With his 40th point, Zubov is now the only active NHL defenseman to register 40-or-more points for the past 10 seasons. He also converted in the shootout and is now 3 for 6 this season in the shootout.
* Dallas is 8-0-1 this season when scoring four goals, and 13-0-0 when allowing one goal. The Stars also have posted a 31-4-1 record this season when allowing three goals or less. Their record is the third best in the NHL.
* With Colorado's goal in the 1st period to go up 1-0, 10 of the past 12 games for the Stars have seen the opponent score first.
* The Stars will play a total of 15 back-to-back series in 2005-06. The Stars are currently 15-5-0 in games included in back-to-backs this season, including 8-2-0 in the second contest. The Stars came back to beat the Blues 4-3 last night and also came back to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in Denver. The Stars are 7-3-0 in the first game while 8-2-0 in the second.
* With the two shoot outs, the Stars competed in their first ever back to back shoot out games. The Stars have never lost a shoot out game in francise history, one of three teams in the NHL to still hold that accomplishment.
Star Gazing the..Red Wings
* The Red Wings snapped a two game losing streak againist the Vancouver Canucks Thursday with a 2-1 win. It was the 2nd two game losing streak of the month of January for the Wings.
* The Red Wings and Stars will meet on NBC for the first and only time this season. The Red Wings are 2-0 on NBC will Dallas is 1-0. All three games have been won by one goal.
Points: Mike Modano - 49
Goals: Jere Lehtinen - 24
Assists: Sergei Zubov - 33
+/-: Mike Modano - +21
Penalty Minutes: Steve Ott - 99
Wins: Marty Turco - 25
GAA: Marty Turco - 2.57
Save %: Marty Turco - .895%
All Star Game 2007 - Texas Size - 360 Days Till The All Star Game
The National Hockey League, in conjunction with the Dallas Stars and American Airlines Center, announced on Monday, January 23 that the Dallas Stars will host the 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration, January 22-24, 2007, at American Airlines Center and venues throughout the area. The 55th NHL All-Star Game will be played at American Airlines Center on Wednesday evening, January 24, 2007. The arena will also hold the NHL SuperSkills and the YoungStars Game on Tuesday, January 23. There will also be a Monday All-Star event at American Airlines Center, with planning currently in its infancy stages. More details on the Monday event will be announced at a later date. This will mark the first non-weekend NHL All-Star events since 1989 when the 40th NHL All-Star GAme was played in Edmonton on a Tuesday. The All Star Game that will be coming to Dallas in the 2007 season will be the 10th All Star Game all time in the State of Texas and the first for the National Hockey League. The game will follow the traditional East vs. West format, rather than the North America vs. World format that was used from 1998-2002.
Dates To Know -
January 22nd, 2007 - Special All-Star Event
January 23rd, 2007 - Skills Competition
January 24th, 2007 - All Star Game
If the stars were playing them a couple of games earlier I would be really worried but with their past two wins they've looked like they've started to pull it together again...especially marty. this game will be a true test of whether or not theyve got their act together. Detroit's been a little shaky lately..with those two losses to nashville but they got a good win against vancouver thursday night. i think it will be a good close game..my guess is that stars win, 4-2 with marty in net
Such and entertaining game. I wish the Stars could have put it away in regulation though, cause the Preds will have to wait until next week to take over the West.
Arnott was amazing in OT after he got out of the box, I haven't seen that much intensity in long time. Great game, good hockey, and most of all I was glad to see it on a major network. Maybe they will pick up more games after a showing like this.
WOW! That was no doubt the most fun game I have had at American Airlines Center..Not at Reunion though. So since this was just so fun, I'll do a period by period breakdown of my thoughts.
I get there right before the Stars come out onto the ice. I'm just lucky enough to be sitting a row behind three Red Wing fans and 2 rows up from me was some more Wing fans.
They of course made jokes saying they were going to cream us and when they got up 1-0 on shots they say look its already 1-0 Detroit. But aside from that, they weren't as bad I figured they'd be. I had some really nice Stars fans infront of me that finally knew as much about the game as I do so I was overjoyed with that LOL.
I thought Detroit controlled most of it. But we were tied 0-0 so that all that mattered. Both teams seemed to be really testy of each other. It was a very hard hitting game no question about that.
Both goalies made some OUTSTANDING saves. Couple of penalties had me screaming like crazy thinking both teams were going to score but neither did so we're tied 0-0 still.
I was surprised nobody scored in the 1st and I would be surprised nobody scored in the 2nd either. Detroit, IMO, controlled this period also. They got most of the chances but, FINALLY, Turco played the way we all know he could.
Legace made some great saves when we actually got some shots on him, which didn't seem to happen often.
This is where I really was wanting to stand up the entire time. When Detroit got the goal, you could obviously tell on a lot of fans faces that it was over. I thought it was over for sure.
But boom our Stars come right back and holy freakin moly. Legace made some OUTSTANDING saves and wow. I really thought we could've won it in regulation if we could just get one past him early.
But we didn't. We had to wait to make it a dramatic win once again and scored just over 5:00 left in the game. I thought we played a very well transition game in the later part of the 3rd period. But Legace was making some great saves and when I saw Lehts, Mo, and Juicy coming down I thought he was going to save it but Lehts put it in the back of the net thankfully and this is where I felt like we were back at Reunion.
This was the first time I had ever heard a Lets Go Stars chant at the AAC. This was the first time I had ever seen our crowd act the way they did (atleast when I was there) since Reunion.
So we got to OVERTIME:
I, of course, am thinking..Its freakin Colorado all over again with the damn penalty and I really thought Detroit might punch it in. But thankfully they didn't and the Stars even got a chance late. Not much really happen aside from the powerplay for Detroit.
So I get to see my third ever shoot out in person, and my first Stars shoot out.
I was 0-2 going in seeing the Bugs lose twice in the shoot out. But the Stars stopped it.
WOW to Zubie and Juicy. You guys are UNREAL. I don't really blame Turco on that goal he let in cause well, I highly doubt anybody could've saved that.
Juicy..you rock dude. Totally rock. Your move that you did vs Boston and Detroit now is now called your NBC move LOL.
I didn't really understand why they counted it a goal when Turco threw his stick. It didn't cause him to miss the shot or anything. If anything were to happen wouldn't it be to just re-shoot? O well whatever Stars ended up winning it anyways with Mo's GREAT shot! MOVE ONTO SAN JOSE!
I'm watching this game, too after the Rangers game and I've got to say, it's terrific. Some questions:
Arnott is looking great -- has he been this good all year? I'm a big Morrow fan, too.
The crowd out there in Dallas sounds great too -- how much support do you guys typically get?
I really like this Dallas team, especially with Jere and all the other Finns!
Arnott has been great for most of the year. He had his stretch where he couldn't get anything to go in but recently he's found his scoring touch once again. Morrow is awesome. No doubt the next leader of the Stars organization.
The crowd? I'll just say thats the 2nd best crowd I've seen at an the American Airlines Center.
1st was in the 02-03 season vs the Ducks in Game 5 when were down 3-1 in the series.
We get a lot of support, a lot more than people think. Hockey is alive in Texas no question. Most minor league teams in the country.