Denis Gurianov to make NHL debut



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StorylineQuite a change from when the Stars and Avalanche used to play Game 7s in the Western Conference finals, Wholesale Jerseys China
these two teams are among the worst in the NHL this season. For Dallas, the excitement will come in the form of 19 year old prospect Denis Gurianov making his NHL debut. Dallas is heavily injured and had to call up Gurianov and Mark McNeill from the AHL just to have 12 forwards.

Seguin has 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists) in 4 games against the Avalanche this season, while MacKinnon has 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in 4 games. Seguin has 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) in 17 career games against the Avalanche. Colorado is 30th in goals against, goals for, save percentage and power play. Dallas is 30th in penalty kill and shorthanded goals against, and also is 29th in goals against and save percentage. These are two very bad teams.

NotableDallas (33 37 11) is coming off a 7 3 loss at home to Nashville Thursday and is 21 13 6 at home.

Colorado (22 55 3) is coming off a 4 3 home loss to Minnesota Thursday and is 9 29 1 on the road.

Kari Lehtonen jersey cheap is expected to start in goal for Dallas. He is 21 25 7 on the season with a 2.85 GAA and .903 save percentage. He is 12 7 4 in his career against the Avalanche with a 2.62 GAA and .910 save percentage.

Jeremy Smith is expected in goal for Colorado. He is 1 6 0 on the season with a 3.64 GAA and .880 save percentage. The 27 year old hasnever played the Stars.

Dallas ranks 17th in scoring at 2.70 goals per game and 29th in GAA at 3.17.

Colorado ranks 30th in scoring at 2.00 goals per game and 30th in GAA at 3.38. The Avalanche goal differential of minus 110 is 51 goals worse than 29th place Arizona.

Colorado ranks 30th in save percentage at .893. Dallas ranks 29th at .894.

Dallas ranks 22nd in PP Success jersey cheap at 17.6 percent and 30th in penalty kill at 74.2 percent.

Colorado ranks 30th in PP Success jersey cheap at 12.3 percent and 29th in penalty kill at 76.6 percent.

Dallas is missing RW Brett Ritchie (lower body), C Justin Dowling (concussion like symptoms), LW Antoine Roussel jersey cheap(hand), LW Curtis McKenzie jersey cheap (eye), RW Ales Hemsky jersey cheap jersey cheap (hip), RW Patrick Sharp jersey cheap (hip), RW Jiri Hudler jersey cheap (groin), and LW Mattias Janmark (knee).

The Stars recalled Denis Gurianov and Mark McNeill from the AHL and will play both. Gurianov will make his NHL debut. McNeill, 24, played one NHL game with Chicago. He was the 18th overall pick in 2011 and was acquired from Chicago in the Johnny Oduya jersey cheap trade.

He said it”This is embarrassing. This is our own arena and we are playing in Dallas, it should be way better than this. There are no excuses for this one. It was just really bad. It’s going to be the last game of the season. This was the second to last game, and we can’t put up a game like this in our own arena. We are going to lose people coming to the games and it’s not good at all.”

Stars defenseman John Klingberg jersey cheap after a 7 3 home loss to Nashville Thursday.

“We talked about trying to finish the year off right and playing our best game for our fans, who have been right there with us from Day 1. I know there is a lot of disappointment and frustration, but we still have to be pros. They still have to play and I still have to coach.”

Stars coach Lindy Ruff on playing hard in the final game of the season.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with how we played last year, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with how we wanted to play this year. I think it’s just a matter of if you’re not going to play with confidence and with the belief you are going to win every night, it’s hard to play any system.”

Can Dallas continue to play role of spoiler



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StorylineThis was supposed to be a battle between two favorites in the East and West, but injuries have crippled each team. Dallas is out of the playoff race, but Tampa Bay still has a chance sitting four points back with five games to play. The Lightning need a win today.

Kucherov, the talented 23 year old Lightning right wing, has 80 points (38 goals, Cheap Jerseys
42 assists) in 69 games and is proving he can consistently be among the NHL’s elite scorers. Elie, the Stars’ 21 year old rookie, has three assists and is plus 5 in his past five games and is proving he can be a key checker for this team going forward.

Key Number60

That’s the number of power play goals scored by the Lightning, most in the NHL. Dallas allows the most power play goals against at 62. Both teams like to get the man advantage, as Tampa Bay is second with 262 power play opportunities and Dallas is fifth at 251. This should be a game with plenty of special teams play.

NotableDallas (32 35 11) is coming off a 3 0 win at Carolina Saturday and is 12 23 5 on the road.

Tampa Bay (38 29 10) is coming off a 2 1 OT loss against Montreal Saturday and is 21 14 4 at home.

Kari Lehtonen jersey cheap is expected in goal for Dallas. He is 21 23 7 with a 2.75 GAA and .906 save percentage. He is 4 1 1 in his past six starts with a 1.32 GAA and .950 save percentage. In his career against Tampa Bay, Lehtonen is 15 9 3 with a 2.55 GAA and .921 save percentage.

Peter Budaj jersey cheap is expected to start for Tampa Bay. He is 3 2 1 with a 2.74 GAA and .902 save percentage since being acquired by the Lightning from Los Angeles. In his career against Dallas, Budaj is 7 4 4 with a 2.63 GAA and .907 save percentage.

Dallas ranks 17th in scoring at 2.69 goals per game and 27th in GAA at 3.10.

Tampa Bay ranks 14th in scoring at 2.75 goals per game and 16th in GAA at 2.75.

Tampa Bay ranks 14th in save percentage at .910. Dallas ranks 29th at .896.

Dallas ranks 20th in PP Success jersey cheap at 17.9 percent and 30th in penalty kill at 74.1 percent.

Tampa Bay ranks 4th in PP Success jersey cheap at 22.9 percent and 12th in penalty kill at 81.0 percent.

Curtis McKenzie jersey cheap suffered an eye injury Thursday in Boston and was sent home to Dallas. Patrick Sharp jersey cheap had hip surgery Tuesday and is out for the season. Antoine Roussel jersey cheap (hand) and Mattias Janmark (knee) are also expected to miss the rest of the season. Ales Hemsky jersey cheap jersey cheap is day to day with a lower body injury. Jamie Oleksiak jersey cheap missed Saturday’s game with a lower body injury.

The Stars recalled Gemel Smith and Justin Dowling Friday and both played Saturday against the Hurricanes. Smith has 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in 50 AHL games for Texas. Dowling has 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) in 49 AHL games this season.

The Stars beat Tampa Bay in OT, 4 3, in Dallas on Feb. 18

He said it”We talked about playing the right way. There’s no point in playing sloppy hockey. We knew how hungry they were. The only thing we can do is be spoilers and take some pride in how we play.”

Stars coach Lindy Ruff after his team’s 3 0 win at Carolina Saturday.

“[Lehtonen] had some good saves. We’ve given up a lot of goals, which starts with the guys in front of him. But when the guys in front of him limit the opportunities, Kari is the type of goaltender who can feed off of it.”

Stars coach Lindy Ruff, on goalie Kari Lehtonen jersey cheap, who made 25 saves torecord his 37th career shutout Saturday.

Stars GM Jim Nill on the prognosis for winger Curtis McKenzie jersey cheap, who suffered an eye injury in Boston Thursday and was sent back to Dallas.

“I just look at it as a complete positive because we got a point out of a game that they were better than us. There’s not much wiggle room left but not getting a point out of that game would have been devastating.”

what about Jets in game



The Jets got what the Stars wanted Thursday.

Exactly what they wanted.

Winnipeg took a 4 3 win over Dallas at American Airlines Center and gained its first three game winning streak of the season. In doing so, it took points from the Stars in the battle for playoff positioning in the Western Conference and seized the potential for serious momentum going forward.

Dallas, meanwhile, slipped back to the all too comfortable .500 mark in the NHL standings at 21 21 10 (52 points) and lost center Jason Spezza jersey cheap jersey cheap for at least a few games because of injury.

Talk about dj vu all over again.

It would be easy to argue that the Stars were the better team. They had an 83 43 advantage in shot attempts and a 42 29 advantage in shots on goal. They won the hits battle at 26 16. They won the faceoff battle at 33 26. They did a lot of things right.

But Benn was stopped on a breakaway in the second period when the Stars had three skaters to Winnipeg’s five, and the Jets scored right after that save. Benn hit the crossbar late in the third period with a chance to tie, and Brett Ritchie slipped a puck just wide with an open net and a chance to tie in the dying seconds.

On the goal that proved to be the game winner for the Jets, Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen jersey cheap gave up the puck behind the net and didn’t skate back around in time to stop Nikolaj Ehlers’ shot.

And because of all that, the Jets were the better team. They have been during this season series as they lead 3 1 0 with the final meeting on Valentine’s Day in Winnipeg. That could be huge, because the Stars are in a fight with six teams trying to get the two wild card playoff spots in the West, and the Jets are one of those teams.

And while Winnipeg has played two more games and is only two points ahead in the standings (25 25 4, 54 points), it has been dominant within the Cheap NHL Jerseys
Central Division. The Jets are 13 4 1 in games against Central opponents, while Dallas slipped to 8 10 4 within the division.

It’s been like having a gif of a missed shot rolling on your Twitter feed for the entire season.

“We had our opportunities, but we gave them their opportunities too and they made the best of it,” Benn said. “That’s a tough one. I thought we were going pretty good tonight, actually.”

Pretty good is fine when you’re leading the division like the Stars did last season. It’s not so great when you’re trying to dig yourself out of hole.

“We had plenty of good chances to make a difference,” Ruff said. “It seems like a common theme, but I like the work that went into it.”

Another common theme has been injuries. Spezza took a huge hit from Adam Lowry jersey cheap and immediately left the game. Ruff said that he would have more on the injury Friday but added that “he’s going to miss some time. It’s probably more than days.”

Days in which the Stars need to find way to respond.

“We have to let this one go,” winger Patrick Eaves jersey cheap jersey cheap said. “We can’t sit on this one too long. We will learn from our mistakes and be ready for Saturday [when the Chicago Blackhawks jersey cheap visit].”

Julius Honka jumps into lineup



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StorylineThe eighth place Bruins are trying to secure a playoff spot in the Wholesale NHL Jerseys
East, so this game should have plenty of intensity. The Stars are playing out the string, but are 4 2 1 in their past seven games, so they aren’t just mailing it in.

The ol’ Bruins buddies have put up good numbers when playing against one another. Seguin has 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists) in 7 games against Boston. Marchand has 11 points (5 goal, 6 assists) in 8 games against Dallas. Marchand is a darkhorse for MVP with 81 points (37 goals, 44 assists), fifth in the NHL. Seguin ranks 11th in scoring with 70 points (25 goals, 45 assists)

Key number 59.7 percent

That’s the faceoff winning percentage for Boston center Patrice Bergeron jersey cheap, who has won more draws than any player in the league at 1,010.

NotableDallas (31 34 11) is coming off a 4 1 loss at Montreal Tuesday and is 11 22 5 on the road.

Boston (40 30 6) is coming off a 4 1 win over Nashville Tuesday and is 20 16 0 at home.

Antti Niemi jersey cheap is expected in goal for Dallas. He is 11 11 4 with a 3.35 GAA and .892 save percentage. He has not played in the past seven games and was pulled in his last start March 14 in Edmonton. In his last four appearances, Niemi is 0 2 0 with a 5.18 GAA and .816 save percentage.

Tuukka Rask jersey cheap is expected to start in goal for Boston. He is 34 20 4 (ranking 6th in wins) with a 2.35 GAA (11th) and .910 save percentage.

Dallas ranks 15th in scoring at 2.72 goals per game and 28th in GAA at 3.16.

Boston ranks 12th in scoring at 2.84 goals per game and 13th in GAA at 2.64.

Boston ranks 26thth in save percentage at .900. Dallas ranks 29th at .895.

Dallas ranks 20th in PP Success jersey cheap at 18.1 percent and 30th in penalty kill at 74.0 percent.

Boston ranks 8th in PP Success jersey cheap at 20.7 percent and 4th in penalty kill at 85.1 percent.

Patrick Sharp jersey cheap had hip surgery Tuesday and is out for the season. Antoine Roussel jersey cheap (hand) and Mattias Janmark (knee) are also expected to miss the rest of the season.

Julius Honka was called up from the AHL Wednesday and is expected to play. Dallas once again has eight defensemen and the expected scratches are Patrik Nemeth jersey cheap and Greg Pateryn.

The Bruins are 14 7 0 since assistant coach Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien as head coach.

He said it”He might have hit the wall. We’ve played him a lot. He gave us two solid periods, and then a couple got by him. But he’s played a lot of hockey for us, and we’ve pushed the limit for him.”

Stars coach Lindy Ruff on Kari Lehtonen jersey cheap, who allowed three third period goals in a 4 1 loss at Montreal Tuesday.

“We needed it. Me stepping in there, I just wanted to make sure that I gave us a chance to win, and the guys did the rest. It was a great team effort because we blocked [24] shots, which is huge.”