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Advantage Margin0

The Stars and their opponents each had 354 power-play chances. Dallas had 16 more than opponents at home, but allowed 191 chances on the road while getting just 179.

Even-Strength Goals Margin+15

The Stars got a big lift from Mike Ribeiro, who had 20 of his 27 goals and 52 of his team-high 83 points at even strength.

Special Teams Goal Margin+14

Dallas' penalty-killers had a banner season, finishing second with an 85.6 percentage and tying for third with 13 shorthanded goals.

Goals by defensemen29

With Sergei Zubov and Philippe Boucher missing much of the season with injury, Stephane Robidas stepped up with 9 goals -- after not scoring at all in 2006-07.

DALLAS STARS
2007-08 SEASON STATS

Category Rank (Conference)
2007-08 Points 97
(5th West/8th NHL)
Change from 2006-07 -10
Home Points 48
(8th West/14th NHL)
Away Points 49
(3rd West/4th NHL)

Overtime Record Total: 8-4-3 | OT: 3-4 | SO: 5-3

The Stars have been the NHL's best shootout team since the penalty-shot competition began in 2005-06, and last season was no different. In the last three seasons, they are 26-8, a .765 winning percentage that is tops in the League.

Times Scored First40, Record 25-10-5

Dallas' .625 winning percentage when scoring first was No. 25 and last among the 16 teams that made the Playoffs. The Stars were just 9-5-4 on the road when they got the first goal.

Best 2007-08 Number 21

Goals allowed by the Stars in the second period in their 41 home games, by far the best showing in the League. Just 13 were at even strength.

Worst 2007-08 Number 4-6-2

Dallas' record in its last 12 regular-season games, after center Brad Richards was acquired from Tampa Bay on trade-deadline day. Richards had five assists in his first game, a 7-4 win at Chicago, but just six points in the last 11 contests.

Scheduling

The Stars have only one trip as long as five games this season. For the second straight season, they have an early swing through the New York area, where they play the Rangers, Islanders and Devils in a four-day span. They also end the season with three consecutive road games, winding up in Anaheim.

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