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StarGazing - November 8th vs Washington

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars (10-3-0, 20 points – 1st, Pacific Division)
at Washington Capitals (9-3-0, 18 points – 1st, Southeast Division)
6:00 p.m. CT at Verizon Center

6:00 p.m. - Hooters in Addison

Overall: 41-27-18
Home: 23-11-10
Away: 18-16-8
This Season: 0-0-0
at Washington, 11/8/11

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


1. The Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals meet for their first and only meeting of the season tomorrow night. Dallas won the lone matchup between these two clubs by a final score of 2-1 last season. The Stars have only lost one game in regulation over their past 19 contests against Washington (14-1-4 record, span of over 15 years).

2. This is only the third time in franchise history that the Stars have earned 10 victories through their first 13 games of the season. Statistically, it is the third-best start in team history, only bested by the 2006-07 season (11-2-0), and the 1982-83 season (10-2-1).

3. The Stars have scored at least one power play goal in four of their last five games (6-of-19, 31.6%). Since November 4th, Dallas’ power play has jumped from 25th in the NHL to ninth.

4. Dallas defensemen have scored nine goals through the first 13 games of the season. In 2010-11, it took the Stars until Dec. 29th, the club’s 38th game of the season to reach nine goals by their defensemen. Many of these goals have come on the power play. In fact, five of the last six power play goals scored by Dallas have been by a defenseman.

5. The Dallas Stars have scored 12 goals over their past two games – or 30% of their offense for the entire season. In the two games before that, the Stars scored six goals.


LOUI ERIKSSON was named the NHL’s “Second Star of the Week,” after scoring two goals and four assists in the two games last week. Eriksson is currently on a four-game point streak (3-5-8).

SHELDON SOURAY has registered three-consecutive multi-point games (2-4-6) – his first such streak since Dec. 2006 when he went five straight games with two or more points (2-9-11). Three of Souray’s four goals this season have come on special teams (2 PPG, 1 SHG).

JAMIE BENN is on a five-game point streak (2-6-8). His last goal was his fifth career shorthanded goal. He is one shorthanded goal away from tying seven different Stars for the ninth spot on the all-time shorthanded goals list (Hagman, Younghans, Eaves, Acton, Gavin, Andersson, & Brooke others at #9).

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