Dallas Stars (11-3-0, 22 points – 1st, Pacific Division)
@ Detroit Red Wings (7-5-1, 15 points – 3rd, Central Division)
6 p.m. CT at Joe Louis ArenaALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. DETROIT RED WINGS:
This Season: 0-0-011/12/11 – @ Detroit (6 p.m. CT)
1/3/12 – vs. Detroit (7 p.m. CT)
1/17/12 – vs. Detroit (7:30 p.m. CT)
2/14/12 – @ Detroit (6:30 p.m. CT)BROADCAST INFO:
TXA 21 and Sports Radio 1310 The TicketFIVE THINGS TO WATCH:1.
The Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings meet for their first of four contests this season. The Stars won three of the four games against the Red Wings last season, winning both contests at Detroit for the first time since the 1999-00 season. The Stars’ 101 all-time victories against the Red Wings are the most they have against any single NHL opponent in team history.2.
Dallas has won four of their five games against Central Division teams this season (4-1-0). Dallas finished the 2010-11 season with a 14-5-1 record against the Central. Only the Chicago Blackhawks had more victories against Central Division teams than Dallas (15) last season.3.
The Stars will play their second game of a back-to-back set against Detroit on Saturday night. The Stars are 0-2-0 this season and were 6-6-0 on the second game of a back-to-back game last season.4.
Dallas’ 11 wins through their first 14 games this season is tied for the best start in team history (11-3-0) – The Stars went 11-3-0 in 2006-07 and 10-2-2 in 1971-72. If Dallas defeats Pittsburgh on Friday night, they will own the best start in franchise history through 15 games.5.
Saturday’s game between the Stars and Red Wings features three of the top-four highest goal scoring, Swedish born players since 2008-09. Loui Eriksson
is second with 100 goals, Henrik Zetterberg is third with 81 goals, and Johan Franzen is fourth with 80 goals.WHO TO WATCH:LOUI ERIKSSON
has scored at least one point in six consecutive games against the Detroit Red Wings (4-5-9), including two game winners at Detroit last season.
has never scored a goal against the Detroit Red Wings – one of three NHL teams he has yet to scored against in his career (CGY, SJS others).
has a 5-2-0 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.63 goals against average in seven career games against the Detroit Red Wings.