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StarGazing - December 26th vs St. Louis Blues

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars


MONDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (20-13-1, 41 points – T-1st, Pacific Division)
at St. Louis Blues (20-10-4, 44 points – 2nd, Central Division)
6:30 p.m. CT at Scottrade Center


ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES:
Overall: 99-111-47
Home: 62-42-24
Away: 37-69-23
This Season: 1-0-0
10/13/11 – vs. St. Louis, 3-2 W
12/26/11 – at St. Louis
1/16/12 – at St. Louis
4/7/12 – vs. St. Louis


BROADCAST INFO: VERSUS and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet for their second of four contests on Monday night. Dallas has won five consecutive games against the Blues, and have not allowed St. Louis to score over two goals in a single game in six consecutive contests against them.

2.  The Stars’ franchise is looking for their 100th all-time victory against the Blues on Monday night. With a Stars win, the Blues will join the Red Wings and the Kings as the only three NHL clubs the Stars have 100 all-time victoriesagainst. Monday’s game will also be the 258th meeting between these two clubs – the most times the Stars have met against any single NHL opponent.

3. Monday’s game, which occurs on Dec. 26, will be the 11th time since the club moved to Texas, that Dallas will play the day after Christmas. In their 10 previous contests on this date, the Stars have a 4-6-0 record, including a 6-1 victory against the St. Louis Blues on Dec. 26, 2005.

4. The Dallas Stars have three different players who are currently on a five-game point scoring streak. Loui Eriksson (2-6-8), Michael Ryder (4-3-7) and Jamie Benn (2-4-6) have each registered at least one point in five consecutive games. The Stars are the only club in the NHL that have at least three simultaneous players with a point streak of three or more games.

5. The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues have several organizational and player connections. Three current players on the Blues’ roster, including Jamie Langenbrunner, Jason Arnott and B.J. Crombeen used to play for the Stars. Doug Armstrong, St. Louis’ GM, was the former GM of the Stars. Ken Hitchcock coached the Dallas Stars to the team’s only Stanley Cup Championship in 1999. It will be Hitchcock’s first time to coach against the Stars as the head coach of the Blues.

WHO TO WATCH:

LOUI ERIKSSON
is currently on a five-game point streak (2 goals, 6 assists). Eriksson hasalso registered at least one point in five consecutive games against the St. Louis Blues compiling three goals and three assists in that span.

MIKE RIBEIRO
has registered at least point in five of his last six games (2-5-7). He also has a point in four consecutive games against the Blues scoring one goal and three assists in that span.

MICHAEL RYDER
has more point against Central Division teams than any other division. He has three goals and three assists totaling six points. Ryder is currently on a five-game point streak (4-3-7).

















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