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Record: 24-18-7 with 55 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-3rd, Western Conference-6th, NHL-14th
Home Record: 13-6-4
Away Record: 11-12-3
Last 10 Games: 7-1-2 [5 Game Winning Streak]
Overtime Record: 7-7 [4-4 Shoot Out]
Official Team Site: ColoradoAvalanche.com
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Record: 24-26-1 with 49 Points
Standings: Northwest Division-5th, Western Conference-14th, NHL-24th
Home Record: 15-13-0
Away Record: 9-13-1
Last 10 Games: 3-7-0 [1 Game Winning Streak]
Overtime Record: 8-1 [7-1 Shoot Out]
The Walzy Injury Report Dallas - 4 Players Injured
Landon Wilson - Upper Body - IR
Brenden Morrow - Torn ACL - Long Term IR
Sergei Zubov - Hip - Long Term IR
Mark Parrish - Flu - Day-To-Day
Total Man Games Lost: 190
Colorado - 5 Players Injured
Kyle Cumiskey - Shoulder - IR
Adam Foote - Tricep - IR
David Jones - Shoulder - IR
Joe Sakic - Lawn Mower - IR
Paul Stastny - Forearm - IR
Total Man Games Lost: 168
Tiebreakers - From NHL.com
1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
2. The greater number of games won.
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.
Pacific Division Games Played Tonight Dallas Stars At Colorado Anaheim Ducks At Nashville Los Angeles Kings At Washington Phoenix Coyotes Vs OFF San Jose Sharks Vs Carolina
Thursday 5th - @ Colorado - 8:00 PM - FSN Southwest
Friday 6th - vs New York R - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
Sunday 8th - vs Nashville - 5:00 PM - FSN Southwest
Wednesday 11th - vs Phoenix* - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
Friday 13th - vs Vancouver - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
Saturday 14th - @ Chicago - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
Monday 16th - @ Columbus - 6:00 PM - My27
Thursday 19th - vs Edmonton - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
Saturday 21st - vs Chicago - 1:00 PM - FSN Southwest
Monday 23rd - vs San Jose* - 7:00 PM - Versus
Thursday 26th - vs St. Louis - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
Saturday 28th - vs Anaheim* - 2:00 PM - FSN Southwest
Tonight's game againist the Colorado Avalanche marks the 1,166th regular season game for the Stars since moving to the Lone Star State. Dallas is 619-375-171 in the previous 1,165 games.
Steve Ott has registered a point in five consecutive games, notching 7 points in that time.
Jere Lehtinen has points in five consecutive games and 9 points in his last nine games.
Brad Richards has notched 5 points in his last three games.
James Neal has 7 points in his last five games.
Mike Ribeiro extended his point streak to five games. He has 10 points in his last seven games.
Marty Turco improved to 50-14-4 all-time against Canadien based squads.
The Dallas powerplay once again made it's mark on this winning streak. Dallas has gone 6 for 20 through out the 5 game streak.
Colorado's win over Calgary ended a four game losing streak for the Avs. Colorado has just two wins in their last 9 games, and 6 in their last 15 games.
Over the past four seasons, the Stars boost a 10-4-0 record against the Avalanche.
Dallas won for the fifth consecutive game for the first time this season. They have 6 wins in their last seven games, and boast a 13-4-3 record in their last 20.
The Dallas Stars is 4-4 in shootouts this season, knocking off Colorado in Dallas on Dec. 5th (2-1), Columbus in Dallas on Dec. 18 (2-0), Vancouver in Vancouver on Jan. 4th (3-2), and Los Angeles in Dallas on Jan. 17th (1-0). The Stars lost to Los Angeles in Los Angeles on Nov. 11th (2-1), Anaheim on Nov. 22nd (2-1), Phoenix on Jan. 10th (3-2), and Buffalo on Jan. 15th (2-1). Dallas now is 30-11 all time during the shoot outs. To see full stats of the shoot out, Click Here
Dallas is 128-13-13 when leading after the 1st Period since Dave Tippett took over as Stars head coach six seasons ago. The Stars are 12-0-1 this season.
Dallas is 14-2-4 when scoring atleast four goals, and 8-0-0 when allowing one goal. The Stars also are 20-5-3 record when allowing three goals or less.
The Stars will play a total of 11 back-to-back series in 2008-09. The Stars are 5-9-1 in games included in back-to-backs during the 08-09 season. The Stars are 5-3-1 in the first game while 2-6-0 in the second.
Here are some just random records about your Dallas Stars.
When scoring a PP goal: 16-5-4 | When not scoring a PP goal: 8-12-3
Not allowing a PP goal: 10-4-2 | Allowing a PP goal: 14-14-5
Day Games (before 5 pm): 1-1-0 | Night Games: 23-17-7
Tobias Stephan | 1-2-0
Save %: .887%
Shut Outs: 0
Shoot Out Look
Goals: 13-12 Shooters
Fabian Brunnstrom: 0 For 2
Loui Eriksson: 1 For 4
Jere Lehtinen: 1 For 2
Mike Modano: 2 For 4
James Neal: 2 For 3
Mark Parrish: 0 For 1
Mike Ribeiro: 5 For 8
Brad Richards: 2 For 7
Sergei Zubov: 0 For 2
Team: 13 For 33 | 13 Goals Goaltenders
Turco: 4-4 | 20 Saves - 32 Shots | 12 Goals Against
Stephan: 0-0 | 0 Saves - 0 Shots | 0 Goals Against
Team: 4-4 | 20 Saves - 32 Shots | 12 Goals Against
For full look at All Time Dallas Stars Shoot Outs...CLICK HERE
★ #14 - #19 - #56 ★
Dallas Stars - Arsenal FC - FC Dallas - Alabama Crimson Tide - Kentucky Wildcats - SMU Mustangs Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs - 1997 to 2011 - WPHL Champions 1998, 1999, 2000 - CHL Champions 2011
If they come out hard early and get the lead, they should be able to crush Colorado's spirit... The Avs have been a totally different team when they fall behind from the games I've seen this year. Tough road then home back to back, gotta start it off with a win
Budaj starting for the Avs.
Turco starting for the Stars.
A win tonight would tie the Stars' 5th longest win streak in franchise history (well 4 other times it's been 7). The past 4 seasons, we've seen a lot of these type of win streaks.
7 Games - 1/29 to 2/14/08
6 Games - 11/16 to 11/26/07
6 Games - 1/23 to 2/1/06
6 Games - 1/4 to 1/14/06
The only one that didn't have at least one shoot out win was last season on really that New York trip (11/16 to 11/26)..but they did have one overtime win.
Was quite disappointed I didn't get a bigger reaction. Fail.
O well. At least one person laughed.
At least you got a reaction. Someone on the Pittsburgh board failed harder when he said that the Pens should trade for "Duthin Brown". I couldn't stop laughing, but not one person mentioned it in 2 or 3 pages.
alright - It's going to take a 3 period effort to beat Colorado tonight. All you have to do is look back to last Monday to see what happens when a very similar team to the Stars (calgary) doesn't come to play against the Avalanche.
This is probably the sort of team we should beat and 6 in a row is quite lofty. I just wonder if they're starting Stephan tonight and Turco tomorrow or not starting Stephan at all?
You start the number 1 goalie against Colorado and Nashville. Those are teams that could catch you, and you don't want to give them points.
You start Stephan against the Rangers. All losses hurt, but not as bad to the Eastern Conference.
If Turco plays all 3, there is no way in my mind that Dallas can continue the streak. 3 games in 3.5 days is too much strain on a goalie.
EDIT: That sounds like I believe Stephan will lose which is not the case. Stephan has played very well in the 3 games they gave him. In Tippett's mind though, Stephan is a major risk it seems. The bigger risk IMO is throwing Turco out their for the next 3 games. He can't play every game this season, and Tippett is going to have to get past that.
The logical move would be to start Stephan tomorrow night for the reason BigG44 wrote, but also because it allows a longer rest, albeit only one day, for Turco. He hasn't exactly received much in the way of rest and he'll need it if the Stars manage to make it to the playoffs.
We all know Turco will play all three games, mainly because Turco will state he's not fatigued or that he's ready for each game. No one should expect anything else from Turco, and anything less than his desire to play would make him a poor professional athlete.