Regular Season Game 76, Overall Game 84, National Hockey League Game 1,132
Where: Honda Center | Anaheim, California Date: Monday, March 28th, 2010 Time: 9:00 PM Central Time Stars TV/Radio: Fox Sports Southwest | 1310 AM The Ticket Anaheim TV/Radio: PrimeTicket | 830 AM KLAA National TV/Radio: NHL Network (Canada) | XM 204, Sirius 208 Tonight's Officials: Referees - Stephane Auger, Eric Furlatt | Linesmen - Lonnie Cameron, Brad Lazarowich
THE DALLAS STARS
Head Coach: Marc Crawford
Official Team Site: DallasStars.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Dallas Stars
Fan Site #1: TheStarsFans.com
Fan Site #2: Unofficial Boards
Record: 33-28-14 with 80 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-4th, Western Conference-11th, NHL-19th
Home Record: 20-10-7
Away Record: 13-18-7
Last 10 Games: 4-4-2 [1 Game Winning Streak]
Overtime Record: 2-4
Shootout Record: 5-10
Dallas Team Leaders
Points: Brad Richards - 84
Goals: Loui Eriksson - 27
Assists: Brad Richards - 62
+/-: Mark Fistric - +20
Penalty Minutes: Steve Ott - 145
Shots: Brad Richards - 257
Powerplay Goals: Brad Richards - 12
Shorthanded Goals: Loui Eriksson & Mike Ribeiro - 2
Game Winning Goals: James Neal - 4
Kari Lehtonen | 4-2-0
Save %: .912%
Shut Outs: 0
Alex Auld | 9-6-3
Save %: .894%
Shut Outs: 0
THE ANAHEIM DUCKS
Head Coach: Randy Carlyle
Official Team Site: AnaheimDucks.com
HF Board: HFBoard.com - Anaheim Ducks
Fan Site #1: DucksFanZone.blogspot.com
Record: 35-31-8 with 78 Points
Standings: Pacific Division-5th, Western Conference-12th, NHL-20th
Home Record: 23-11-3
Away Record: 12-20-5
Last 10 Games: 5-4-1 [1 Game Winning Streak]
Overtime Record: 3-3
Shootout Record: 4-5
Anaheim Team Leaders
Points: Corey Perry - 70
Goals: Bobby Ryan - 31
Assists: Ryan Getzlaf - 50
+/-: Saku Koivu - +8
Penalty Minutes: George Parros - 131
Shots: Corey Perry - 247
Powerplay Goals: Teemu Selanne & Bobby Ryan - 10
Shorthanded Goals: Todd Marchant - 3
Game Winning Goals: Saku Koivu - 6
Jonas Hiller | 29-23-3
Save %: .917%
Shut Outs: 2
*=Division Leader GP=Games Played X=Clinched Playoff Spot Y=Clinced Division Championship Z=Clinched Conference Championship P=Clinched Presidents Trophy Strike=Eliminated From Playoffs
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.
Monday 29th - @ Anaheim* - 9:00 PM - Fox Sports Southwest/NHL Network (Canada)
Wednesday 31st - vs San Jose* - 7:30 PM - My27
As far as I'm concerned, we both were. I had this year's Stars team, fully healthy, in the playoffs, and I'm sure many others on this board did as well.
Both the Stars and Ducks underachieved this year, without question.
From what I saw, the general consensus was the Stars would finish 8th or knocking on the door. Anaheim was treated like they would contend for a division title and possibly more. I personal thought that Stars would accomplish more (and defended that opinion during the off-season), but really they are finishing where most expected them to be, imho.
Originally Posted by Stars99Lobo37
So pretty much last year's Stars.
As Modo said, both teams are having awful years compared to what they were suppose to have.
I think the buzz around Anaheim was bigger. I remember threads naming their lines. I remember the amazement of Hiller. You are correct how similar the hype was to the Stars two years back
The biggest thing Anaheim had going for them that made people excited was the upset over San Jose in the playoffs last year and the close battle with Detroit in the second round. They didn't really lose anyone besides Pronger who had a rough season in 2009 and people though Lupul along with Koivu would give the Ducks two great lines instead of just relying on one.
It's the defense that has let down both teams. Two of the worst units in the league. The ducks is much better now that they traded for Lubomir Visnovsky, but they played most of the season with Sheldon Brookbank, Steve Eminger, and Nick Boynton seeing a regular shift.