Dallas Stars (24-21-2, 50 points – 3rd, Pacific Division)
vs. Anaheim Ducks (18-22-7, 43 points – 5th, Pacific Division)
7:30 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center
FOX Sports Southwest and Sports Radio 1310 The TicketALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS:
This Season: 2-1-0
10/21/11 – @ Anaheim, 3-1 W
12/19/11 – vs. Anaheim, 5-3 W
1/10/12 – @ Anaheim, 2-5 L1/24/12 – vs. Anaheim
2/1/12 – @ Anaheim
3/10/12 – vs. AnaheimFIVE THINGS TO WATCH:1.
The Dallas Stars face the Anaheim Ducks for their fourth meeting of the season. Dallas has a 2-1-0 record against Anaheim in the season series so far, and a 4-1-2 record against them over their last seven games overall. The Stars have not lost a home game in regulation to the Ducks since Oct. 26, 2010 (2-5 L).
2. Matt Fraser
is expected to make his NHL debut on Tuesday night becoming the sixth different player to skate in an NHL game after starting the season with the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Richard Bachman
, Philip Larsen
, Tomas Vincour
, Francis Wathier
, and Jordie Benn all started the season with the Texas Stars and have appeared in an NHL contest at some point this season.
Tuesday’s game against Anaheim is Dallas’ final game before the NHL All-Star Break. Dallas will resume action on Tuesday, Feb. 1 in Anaheim. The Stars went into the All-Star Break last season with a 30-15-5 record.
The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks have played to 27 consecutive games without either side recording a shutout against one another. The last shutout between these two teams occurred on Nov. 5, 2007 when the Stars shutout the Ducks 5-0. It is the longest span of games the Stars have against any Pacific Division team without a shutout on either side.
The Dallas Stars announced on Monday that the club has placed Brenden Morrow
on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21 and activated Mike Ribeiro
from IR. The club also announced that it has agreed to terms to a four-year contract extension worth $18.4 million ($4.6 million per year) with Alex Goligoski
WHO TO WATCH:
is scheduled to play in his first career NHL game Tuesday night. Fraser has skated in 40 games for the Texas Stars this season, scoring a team-leading 21 goals. Earlier this season, Fraser scored a point in 10 straight games for Texas (team record) scoring seven goals and five assists from Dec. 3-29, 2011.
has scored more goals against the Anaheim Ducks than any other team in his career. Four of those goals have come on the power play.
has a higher shooting percentage against the Ducks (44.4%) than against any other NHL club in his career. Goligoski has earned a point in three consecutive games against the Ducks (2-1-2).