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StarGazing - February 1st vs. Anaheim Ducks

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

Alex Goligoski

WEDNESDAY’S GAME:
Dallas Stars (25-21-2, 52 points – T3rd, Pacific Division)
vs. Anaheim Ducks (18-23-7, 43 points – 5th, Pacific Division)
9:30 p.m. CT at Honda Center

BROADCAST INFO:
A reminder - this Wednesday’s Dallas Stars game (Feb. 1) at Anaheim will be shown on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.

Fans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area can find Wednesday’s game on FOX Sports Southwest Plus on the following channels:
AT&T U-Verse - Ch. 692 (1692 HD)
Charter Cable - Ch. 300
DirecTV - Ch. 680 (680-1 HD)
Dish Network - Ch. 448 (9518 HD)
Time Warner Cable - Ch. 960 (requires digital cable box)
Verizon FIOS - Ch. 77 (577 HD)


For people outside the Dallas area, the attached link can direct them to the correct station:
http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/pages/tvlisting_foxsportsplus/0

The game will also be carried on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS:
Overall: 60-27-13
Home: 36-10-4
Road: 24-17-9
This Season: 3-1-0
10/21/11 – @ Anaheim, 3-1 W
12/19/11 – vs. Anaheim, 5-3 W
1/10/12 – @ Anaheim, 2-5 L
1/24/12 – vs. Anaheim, 1-0 W
2/1/12 – @ Anaheim
3/10/12 – vs. Anaheim

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars face the Anaheim Ducks for their fifth meeting of the season. Dallas has a 3-1-0 record against Anaheim in the season series, and a 5-1-2 record against them over their last eight games.

2.
The Stars exit the All-Star Break with 34 games remaining on their regular season schedule. They sit three points behind the final playoff spot, and have games-at-hand over every team above them. Six points separates the seventh place team from the 12th place team with eleven of Dallas’ final 34 games coming against those six clubs fighting for the final two playoff spots.
 
3.
Brenden Morrow was activated from injured reserve early Tuesday. This marks the first time since Oct. 29, 2011 that the team has not had anyone listed as injured on the roster (includes injured reserve list). Since Oct. 29, the Stars have lost 102 man games to injury and have played without their starting goaltender (Lehtonen), their top-two centers (Ribeiro, Benn), and six different defensemen at varying times this season.
 
4.
Dallas is set to play their ninth back-to-back set on Wednesday (Anaheim) and Thursday (San Jose). The Stars have an overall record of 3-11-2 in back-to-backs this season with a 3-4-1 on the first day, and a 0-7-1 record on the second day.

5.
The Stars are one of five NHL clubs and the only Pacific Division team that has not lost a game this season when leading after two periods (13-0-0 record).


WHO TO WATCH:

ALEX GOLIGOSKI
has more goals against the Anaheim Ducks (5) than against any other NHL opponent in his career. Goligoski has earned a point in four consecutive games against the Ducks (3-1-4) and has a point in eight of his ten games against  them in his career (5-3-8).

JAMIE BENN
is scheduled to play in his first game since appendectomy surgery. Benn participated in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa this past weekend and won the accuracy shooting challenge at the skills competition.

MIKE RIBEIRO
has earned a point in six consecutive games against the Anaheim Ducks (4-5-9). His 49 career points against them is the most he has against any NHL opponent in his career. Ribeiro also has a +21 rating over his career against the Ducks.


 




















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