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StarPoints For 4/2 vs Calgary

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

Calgary Flames (43-27-6) @ Dallas Stars (34-34-10)
7:30PM - American Airlines Center
Television - Fox Sports Southwest
Radio-News/Talk 820 WBAP

1.)  Tonight’s match-up is fourth and final contest this season between the Calgary Flames and the Dallas Stars. The Stars have captured two wins against the Flames this season and they have done so by limiting Calgary from scoring goals. In the first three games this season, the Flames have been held to just four goals, while Dallas has scored seven. Calgary is currently fighting for position in the playoffs and the Northwest Division crown, as Vancouver jumped over the club for the division lead Tuesday. The Stars will have a chance to close out the season with a 3-1 advantage over the Flames in 2008-09.
 
2.)  Brendan Morrison is heating up. Playing in only his 14th game for the Stars, after being claimed off waivers from Anaheim on Mar. 4, Morrison recorded his second-straight multiple-point game Tuesday night in Los Angeles, scoring two goals. He recorded the eventual game-winning goal with less than five minutes to play in the second period. Both goals were scored on the power play for the Stars, putting the club at two for five on the power play in the game. The 33-year-old now has points in three-straight games (3-1-4) and in six of his last seven contests (5-3-8). In 76 games this season, Morrison has scored 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points.

3.)  Steve Ott has put together the best offensive season of his young career. In his sixth NHL campaign, Ott has set new career highs in goals, assists and points. The 27-year-old scored the first power-play goal of his career Jan. 12 vs. Detroit and recorded three more by Feb. 7. The former first round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft (25th overall), is ranked fifth on the club in scoring with 16 goals and 25 assists for 41 points through 59 games. Ott missed 11 games due to a broken hand in November and has still been able to shatter his previous career high in points (22), set twice, most recently in 2007-08. He recorded two assists in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, recording his 10th multiple-point game of the season.
 
4.)  Marty Turco boasts incredible statistics against the Calgary Flames. Turco has faced the Flames 25 times during his career, showing his dominance against the club with a 1.78 GAA. The 33-year-old holds a 14-7-3 record all-time and has been credited with three shutouts against Calgary. This season has been no different for Turco, as he has posted a 2-1-0 record with a 1.34 GAA.
 
5.)  One to watch for: Dion Phaneuf is finishing with a solid season for the Flames, but his production has dipped slightly from his previous two seasons. The 23-year-old has scored 11 goals and 34 assists for 45 points through 76 games this season, down from his 60 points scored in 2007-08. The defenseman is also carrying a -13 rating, which is currently tied for the worst on the team. In 15 career games against the Stars, Phaneuf has recorded five assists.


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