Regular Season Game 60, Overall Game 67, National Hockey League Game 916
Where: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas Date: Thursday, February 26th Time: 7:30 PM Central Time Stars TV/Radio: Fox Sports Southwest | 820 AM WBAP Blues TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest | 1120 AM KMOX
Official Team Site: DallasStars.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Dallas Stars
Fan Site #1: TheStarsFans.com
Fan Site #2: Unofficial Boards
Record: 29-23-7 with 65 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-2nd, Western Conference-8th, NHL-17th
Home Record: 17-9-4
Away Record: 12-14-3
Last 10 Games: 5-5-0 [2 Game Losing Streak]
Overtime Record: 8-7 [5-4 Shoot Out]
Saint Louis Information
Official Team Site: StLouisBlues.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Saint Louis Blues
Fan Site: LetsGoBlues.com
Record: 26-26-8 with 60 Points
Standings: Central Division-5th, Western Conference-13th, NHL-23rd
Home Record: 16-11-5
Away Record: 10-15-3
Last 10 Games: 5-2-3 [1 Game Winning Streak]
Overtime Record: 8-8 [5-5 Shoot Out]
The Walzy Injury Report Dallas - 5 Players Injured
Landon Wilson - Upper Body - Day-To-Day
Brenden Morrow - Torn ACL - Long Term IR
Sergei Zubov - Hip - Long Term IR
Brad Richards - Broken Wrist - IR
Toby Petersen - Broken Foot - IR
Total Man Games Lost: 234
Saint Louis - 5 Players Injured
Eric Brewer - Back - IR
Erik Johnson - Torn ACL - IR
D.J. King - Dislocated Shoulder - IR
Paul Kariya - Hip - IR
Dan Hinote - Lower Body - IR
Total Man Games Lost: 372
Goals: Dallas-169 St.Louis-162
Goals Per Game: Dallas-2.9 St.Louis-2.7
Goals Allowed: Dallas-176 St.Louis-174
Goals Allowed Per Game: Dallas-3.0 St.Louis-2.9
Shots Per Game: Dallas-28.7 St.Louis-27.8
Shots Allowed Per Game: Dallas-28.0 St.Louis-28.8
Powerplay: Dallas-16.6% St.Louis-20.9%
Penalty Kill: Dallas-79.4% St.Louis-82.6%
All Time Series: St. Louis [126-139-46]
Regular Season: 92-107-46 | Home: 58-40-23 | Away: 34-67-23
Playoffs: 34-32 | Home: 22-10 | Away: 11-22
In Dallas: 36-31-11 | Home: 24-10-5 | Away: 12-21-6
Shoot Out: 2-0 | Home: 2-0 | Away: 0-0 Last Game In Series: 10/16/08 | at St.Louis | Loss 6-1 - Highlights - Game Thread Games-
10/16 - Dallas 1 at St. Louis 6
02/26 - Dallas vs. St Louis
03/10 - Dallas at St. Louis
04/04 - Dallas vs. St. Louis This Season vs the Blues
Powerplay: 0 For 3
Penalty Kill: 2 For 4
Goals: St. Louis 6-1
Goalies - Dallas: 0-1-0 St. Louis: 1-0-0
[DAL] - Turco (1stP) - 40:00 - 13 of 18 Saves - 6 Goals Against
[DAL] - Stephan (1st) - 20:00 - 1 of 5 Saves - 1 Goal Against
[STL] - Legace (1st) - 60:00 - 29 of 30 Saves - 1 Goal Against
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 Vs Saint Louis Anaheim Ducks At Boston Los Angeles Kings Vs OFF Phoenix Coyotes At Nashville San Jose Sharks At Ottawa
Thursday 26th - vs St. Louis - 7:30 PM - FSN Southwest
Saturday 28th - vs Anaheim* - 2:00 PM - FSN Southwest
Tonight's game againist the St. Louis Blues marks the 1,176th regular season game for the Stars since moving to the Lone Star State. Dallas is 624-380-125-46 (Wins-Losses-Ties-OT/SO Losses) in the previous 1,5games.
James Neal's 2 goals against New York gave him 18 for the season, the most ever scored by a rookie since the move to Texas.
Jere Lehtinen skated in his 800th game on Monday.
Mike Modano sat out the contest with a case of the flu, bringing to an end his career-high consecutive games streak at 172, the longest such stretch of his 19-year career.
Trevor Daley saw his career-high four-game assist and point streak end.
The Stars went 0-for-4 on the power play, leaving them 1-for-17 over the last five games
The 1-0 defeat was the third Stars loss this year by that score, the first time in club history they have dropped more than two 1-0 contests, though one of the games was a 1-0 shoot out loss.
The Stars killed off all three San Jose power plays, and have now killed 29 of the last 31 opponent man-advantage opportunities over the last 9 games.
The Dallas Stars is 5-4 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), Los Angeles in Dallas on Jan. 17th (1-0), and Columbus in Columbus on Feb. 16th (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 31-11 all time during the shoot outs. To see full stats of the shoot out, Click Here
Dallas is 132-14-13 when leading after the 1st Period since Dave Tippett took over as Stars head coach six seasons ago. The Stars are 16-1-1 this season.
Dallas is 17-2-4 when scoring atleast four goals, and 10-2-0 when allowing one goal. The Stars also are 25-9-3 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 7-11-1 in games included in back-to-backs during the 08-09 season. The Stars are 6-4-1 in the first game while 3-7-0 in the second.
Here are some just random records about your Dallas Stars.
When scoring a PP goal: 20-5-4 | When not scoring a PP goal: 9-17-3
Not allowing a PP goal: 13-8-2 | Allowing a PP goal: 16-15-5
Day Games (before 5 pm): 2-1-0 | Night Games: 27-22-7
Points: Mike Ribeiro - 52
Goals: Loui Eriksson - 27
Assists: Mike Ribeiro - 39
+/-: Stephane Robidas - +13
Penalty Minutes: Krys Barch - 101
Shots: Brad Richards - 179 (Modano with 143)
Shoot Out Look
Goals: 14-12 Shooters
Fabian Brunnstrom: 0 For 2
Loui Eriksson: 1 For 4
Jere Lehtinen: 1 For 2
Mike Modano: 2 For 4
James Neal: 3 For 4
Mark Parrish: 0 For 1
Mike Ribeiro: 5 For 9
Brad Richards: 2 For 7
Sergei Zubov: 0 For 2
Team: 14 For 35 | 14 Goals Goaltenders
Turco: 5-4 | 24 Saves - 36 Shots | 12 Goals Against
Stephan: 0-0 | 0 Saves - 0 Shots | 0 Goals Against
Krahn: 0-0 | 0 Saves - 0 Shots | 0 Goals Against
Team: 5-4 | 24 Saves - 36 Shots | 12 Goals Against
For full look at All Time Dallas Stars Shoot Outs...CLICK HERE
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Last edited by Stars99Lobo37: 02-25-2009 at 02:12 PM.
the way the Stars have gone, they'll beat St Louis, Anaheim and Pittsburgh and everyone will forget they ever lost 2 in a row and jump right back on the bandwagon
I think that is an unfair way to characterize the majority of Stars fans on this thread. I don't believe the recent 2 game losing streak concerns too many people considering it's against 2 of the top teams in the West. Plus Dallas played OK against Chicago, but played a great game (considering the circumstances) against the top team in the league.
Most fans are concerned with the injury situation. It's nice to point at how resilient the Stars are, but you can't keep losing players and expect them to keep winning. I don't remember a time that Dallas has lost 5 players long term in a playoff race (Zubov, Morrow, Avery, Richards, Petersen). Yeah I included Avery, despite the fact that he failed to impress, the Stars were counting on him to be a Top 6/9 player for them.
Being optimistic is fine, but not to the point that people become unrealistic. For example, I believe they can still make the playoffs because of the way Marty Turco has played, but Iím not so delusional that I donít realize their chances of not being a Top 8 team are probably greater if they go forward with the group they have now.
I don't think concerned is the word for it. My like worried to death about it.
I'm holding out hope, very slim hope, that Joel Lundqvist realizes that the playoffs have officially started. If he goes into playoff mode, Dallas should be covered with their forwards.
I'm not foolish enough to believe it would happen, but I'd like to see if Vishnevskiy could get the PP up and running. I don't know how he'd fit into the Game Day 20 roster spots, but he's a realistic solution in the system. I'd feel better about giving up assets for a defenseman if they tried him out first and determined he wasn't a logical option for this season.
The spread between players in +/- on St. Louis is fascinating. Their leading scorer, Boyes, clocks in at -18. Then you have Berglund at +14. McDonald at -12. Oshie at +8. Especially strange since those minus guys aren't playing the top competition either.
edit: to expand on Berglund, he's got a delta of +1.68 in even strength goals for per 60/goals against per 60. Which is impressive for anyone, amazing for a rookie. This guy is absolutely for real.
edit2: and this isn't a Wheeler type situation either where everyone around him has an amazing differential, makes it even more impressive.
Maybe he can accumulate the extras from Modano. I mean we know Modano doesn't actually play a full game, more like a fifth of a game most nights, so why can't the NHL give Conner credit for 1.8 games per actual one scheduled game? Modano has said he likes Conner.
1) Tippett said yesterday how much he liked the Swede line
2) Conner with Modano makes sense only because he always plays there when up
3) I assume Ott will play with Ribeiro seeing as how that is the only line that has survived all the injuries so far.
Why I'm terrified?
1) The coach is Dave Tippett. He does crazy **** every once in a while.
2) Tippett usually just throws a place holder in for the injured/resting player. I'd have felt more comfortable if Parrish was skating next to Ribeiro in practice with Eriksson and Brunnstrom getting centered by Barnes. That is how it has been most of the year if someone missed a practice.
I believe the lines will look like this tomorrow, best guess:
I dislike those lines, they're spreading what little offense we have way too thin. It is definitely time to absolutely stack our scoring together. Put the best forwards you have on the PP out there. Make sure that you shift guys like Ribeiro more and give him two combinations of wingers if need be.
I personally don't like Lehtinen on the top line much just because he hasn't been producing a whole lot, and I think it'd be good to see Eriksson or Brunnstrom there. My point is, cram everyone with offensive skills on the first two lines and give them as much time as you can, with the way the scoring has gone the last couple of games it's time for Tippett to stop pretending we have some depth, at least enough to put Conner on the top 2 lines (blech).