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StarGazing - November 18th vs Colorado

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

FRIDAY’S GAME:

Dallas Stars (11-6-0, 22 points – 1st, Pacific Division)
vs. Colorado Avalanche (7-5-1, 15 points – 3rd, Northwest Division)
8 p.m. CT at Pepsi Center

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE:
Overall: 47-44-16
Home: 30-16-8
Away: 17-28-8
This Season: 1-0-0
11/4/11 – vs. Colorado, W 7-6*
11/18/11 – @ Colorado (8 p.m. CT)
11/28/11 – @ Colorado (8 p.m. CT)
1/14/12 – vs. Colorado (2 p.m. CT)

BROADCAST INFO: Fox Sports Southwest and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche meet for their second of four meetings this season. The Stars won the previous contest against the Avalanche in overtime 7-6 at American Airlines Center. In the game, 11 different Dallas Stars earned a point, and seven different players recorded a multi-point game.

2. Dallas and Colorado are two of the top-five teams in the NHL this season in one-goal games. The Stars are first with a 6-1-0 record while the Avalanche are fifth with a 7-2-1 record.

3. The Stars currently lead the National Hockey League with 476 hits this season. Every player on Dallas’ roster has registered at least one hit with Brenden Morrow leading all Stars with 46 hits.

4. Dallas is tied with Nashville for the most wins by a team when being outshot in a game (both
have 8). In fact, Dallas has an 8-4-0 record when being outshot, which is the fifth best record in the NHL. The sixth best record belongs to the Colorado Avalanche, who are 5-3-0.

5. Adam Burish was placed injured reserve Thursday after suffering a broken hand during Tuesday’s game against Florida. The 6-0, 190-pound forward is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

WHO TO WATCH:

STEVE OTT is scheduled to return to the ice after missing the last six games with a lower-body injury. Prior to his injury, Ott had points in eight of the last 10 games he played in (2-6-8).

KARI LEHTONEN
has never lost a game in regulation against the Colorado Avalanche (6-0-1) and is undefeated at Pepsi Center in his career (3-0-0, 1.67 GAA, .950 SV%).

MARK FISTRIC
has scored two of his three career goals against the Colorado Avalanche.
















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