Dallas Stars (5-1-0, 10 points – 1st, Pacific Division)
at Los Angeles Kings (4-1-1, 9 points – 2nd, Pacific Division)9:30 p.m. CT at Staples CenterALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. LA KINGS:
This Season: 0-0-010/22/11 – @ Los Angeles (9:30 p.m. CT)
10/27/11 – vs. Los Angeles (7:30 p.m. CT)
11/23/11 – vs. Los Angeles (7:30 p.m. CT)
12/10/11 – @ Los Angeles (9:30 p.m. CT)
1/12/12 – @ Los Angeles (9:30 p.m. CT)
2/12/12 – vs. Los Angeles (5:00 p.m. CT)BROADCAST INFO:
TXA 21 and Sports Radio 1310 The TicketFIVE THINGS TO WATCH:1.
Dallas and Los Angeles meet for their first of six meetings this season and their 209th overall matchup. Dallas went 2-4-0 against their Pacific Division foe last season. The Stars have had a losing record against the Kings for three straight seasons for the first time since the 1977-78 season through the 1980-81 season (four straight).2.
The Stars are looking for their 100th all-time win against the Kings. The Detroit Red Wings are only team the Stars have more wins against all-time (101).3.
Eight of the last 11 road games against Los Angeles have been one-goal affairs with seven of those contests going to the extra frame or shootout. Dallas has a 1-6 record in those seven games, and have not won a shootout in Los Angeles since Dec. 16, 2006.4. Andrew Raycroft
went 4-0-0 last season (.950 SV%, 1.44 GAA) in starts following a game in which he allowed over two goals.5.
The Stars are on their second of 14 back-to-back sets for 2011-12. Dallas has a 1-0-0 record in the first game of a back-to-back, and a 0-1-0 record on the second day. The club finished with a 6-6-0 record in the second game last season.WHO TO WATCH:JAMIE BENN
has registered at least one point in each of the last five games against the Kings (2G, 3A).ALEX GOLIGOSKI’S
four assists against Los Angeles were the most he had against any NHL
opponent in 2010-11.BRENDEN MORROW’S
19 career goals against the Los Angeles Kings is the second most he has against any NHL opponent (Phoenix is first, 21 goals). Morrow has scored 24.6% (56/228) of his career goals against opponents that the Stars are facing on this three-game road swing (Phoenix 21g, Los Angeles 19g, Anaheim 16g).