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StarPoints For 4/3 vs St. Louis

by Olivia Kiespert / Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars (35-29-14) @ St. Louis Blues (37-31-9)
7:00PM CT - Scottrade Center
Television - KDFI My27
Radio - Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket

1.)  The Stars and Blues are playing for the fourth and final time this season. Dallas is 1-1-1 in the season series, with the win, a 4-1 decision, coming Oct. 24 in St. Louis. Brad Richards has recorded at least one point in each contest this season and leads all scorers on either team in the season series with five points (0-5-5).

2.)  Mike Modano returned to the Stars’ lineup Friday night after missing nine games due to an appendectomy. He tallied two assists in the contest, the 800th and 801st of his career, as Dallas defeated Edmonton 6-3. Modano leads all Stars in goals (33), assists (54), points (87) and penalty minutes (83) in 96 career contests against the Blues. The all-time leading scorer among US-born players collected two assists St. Louis on Nov. 25. He has tallied 13 goals and 15 assists in 55 games this season.

3.)  Netminder Matt Climie could start in goal tonight for the Stars. Climie was recalled Thursday from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). He played in three games last season for Dallas, posting a 2-1-0 record with a 2.92 goals-against average. Climie has appeared in 42 contests for Texas this season, going 21-16-3 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage..
4.)  Fans can usually count on a physical showdown whenever these two teams square off against one another. So far in the season series, the teams have a combined 14 fighting majors, one game misconduct and 160 penalty minutes. BJ Crombeen and Cam Janssen lead the way for the Blues with 19 penalty minutes each, while Steve Ott heads the Stars with 16 penalty minutes. Dallas has outhit St. Louis 106-62 in the two contests. Defender Stephane Robidas, who is fourth in the league in hits with 254, has recorded 19 hits against the Blues this season..
5.)  One to watch for: Center T.J. Oshie is having a great second season for the Blues. The youngster has improved on his rookie numbers tallying 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points this year, after posting 39 points (14g, 25a) last season. He is third on the team in scoring, and his assists are a team high. Oshie has collected seven points (4g, 3a) in just six career appearances against Dallas, including two goals and two assists this season.

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