Dallas Stars (27-23-2, 56 points – 4th, Pacific Division) – Play Tonight at Columbus
at Buffalo Sabres (23-24-6, 52 points – 4th, Northeast Division)
6:30 p.m. CT at First Niagara Center
The Dallas Stars game at Buffalo tonight (6:30 pm CT) will be shown on FOX Sports Southwest Plus
. The game was originally scheduled to be on FOX Sports Southwest.
For tonight’s Stars game at the Sabres, fans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area can find FOX Sports Southwest Plus on the following channels:
AT&T U-Verse - Ch. 692 (1692 HD)
Charter Cable - Ch. 300
DirecTV - Ch. 677 (677-1 HD)
Dish Network - Ch. 444 (9514 HD)
Time Warner Cable - Ch. 960 (requires digital cable box)
Verizon FIOS - Ch. 77 (577 HD)
The Stars game will be shown on FSSW Plus in markets carrying the Mavericks-Timberwolves game on FOX Sports Southwest (North, East, West Texas; North Louisiana; Arkansas). It will be available on the primary FOX Sports Southwest channel in all other FSSW markets since there aren’t any Spurs, Rockets or Thunder conflicts on Friday. Fans can visit www.foxsportssouthwest.com
for channel locations if they have a conflict.
FOX Sports Southwest Plus is available to all program providers that carry FOX Sports Southwest. Some providers carry FOX Sports Southwest Plus as a 24-hour full-time channel. Others choose to offer selected FOX Sports Southwest Plus programming and designate a local channel to show the events.
As FOX Sports Southwest continues to expand its local programming lineup, FOX Sports Southwest Plus becomes an essential outlet to televise more regionally-relevant programming. FOX Sports Southwest Plus programming includes Major League Baseball, NBA, NHL, college football, college basketball, high school sports and other local events.
The game will also be broadcast on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket.ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. BUFFALO SABRES:
This Season: 0-0-02/10/12 – @ BuffaloFIVE THINGS TO WATCH:1.
The Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres square off for their only contests of the season on Friday night. Dallas won the only matchup between these two teams last season 4-0, but have a 1-4-1 record against Buffalo in their last six games.
Dallas is looking to win their first regular season game in Buffalo since Oct. 7, 1997 (a span of 14 years, 4 months, 2 days). It is the longest span of time the Stars have between wins in any current NHL city. The last time the Stars won in Buffalo, Dallas resided in the Central Division, Lindy Ruff was making his NHL coaching debut for the Sabres, the average price for a gallon of gasoline was $1.40 and “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls was the no. 1 song in America.
Friday’s game features the two shortest goaltenders currently playing in the NHL. Both Richard Bachman
(DAL) and Jhonas Enroth (BUF) are listed at 5-foot-10. They were both drafted in 2006 (Bachman #120, Enroth #46) and both have similar career goaltending statistics (Bachman: .913 SV%, 2.68 GAA), (Enroth: .914 SV%, 2.69 GAA).
Dallas has a 7-6-1 record so far this season against Eastern Conference teams with three games remaining against them (BUF, MTL, WPG). The Stars are undefeated this season against teams from the Northeast Division (2-0-1).
The Stars will play their 10th back-to-back set of the season on Thursday (Columbus) and Friday (Buffalo). They have a 4-4-1 record on the first day and a 0-8-1 record on the second day.
WHO TO WATCH:
is scheduled to play in his 200th career NHL game on Friday night. Among players that began their career and played their first 200 games with the Dallas Stars, Benn has scored more points (143) than anyone else in Dallas Stars history.
is looking for his first career point against the Buffalo Sabres (6 GP). The Sabres are the only NHL club Fiddler has not registered a single point against.
has scored a point in three consecutive games against the Buffalo Sabres (3-1-4). He has six points in seven career games against them overall (4-2-6).