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.”

Dallas Stars really need a win against NHL’s worst team



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StorylineFor just the second time this season, Dallas has the chance to win three games in a row. Dallas lost to Vancouver in overtime Nov. 13 following wins at Calgary and Edmonton. The Stars are in the middle of a 4 1 1 run and are playing the worst team in the NHL. You always say “they need to win this game,” but they really need to win this game.

MacKinnon has fought through a tough season and been a force to contend with every night. He has two goals and two assists in three games against the Stars this season and leads the Avalanche with 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists). Seguin has topped MacKinnon with three goals and three assists in three games against Colorado this season. He leads the Stars 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists)

Key Number Minus 1.21

That’s the goal differential for the Avalanche, worst in the NHL. Colorado ranks last in goals scored (2.06), goals against (3.26) and that leads them to be last in record (12 21 1).

NotableDallas (15 14 7) is coming off a 3 2 win at Arizona Tuesday and is 10 5 3 at home.

Colorado (12 21 1) is coming off a 6 3 loss to Calgary at home Tuesday and is 8 9 0 on the road. The Avalanche is 1 6 0 in its past seven games.

Dallas is 2 8 4 in games following a win this season.

is expected to start for the Stars. He is 8 10 3 with a 2.83 GAA and .900 save percentage. He is coming off a 3 2 win at Arizona Tuesday and is 9 3 3 in his career against Colorado with a 3.05 GAA and .890 save percentage. He is 1 1 1 in his career against the Stars with a 3.01 GAA and .908 save percentage.

Antoine Roussel jersey cheap (upper body) and Patrick Sharp jersey cheap (concussion) are both close to being ready, but both remain on IR.

Cody Eakin jersey cheap returns after serving a four game suspension for hitting Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist jersey cheap. Eakin’s return allowed the team to assign Jason Dickinson to the AHL Wednesday.

Stephen Johns and Patrik Nemeth jersey cheap are expected to be healthy scratches on defense for Dallas. This is the 10 scratch for Nemeth in the past 12 games.

The Stars are 2 1 0 against the Avalanche this season, losing the first game 6 5 Oct. 15 at Colorado, then winning 3 2 at Dallas Nov. 17 and 3 0 at Colorado Dec. 3.

He said it”You feel for him when they’re bouncing off the back and in front Cheap NHL Jerseys
of people and stuff, but at the same time it’s in our zone, and we’re not pushing it their way. There were some unfortunate plays, but we still take responsibility for that and have to find ways to be better. They were better than us tonight.”

Colorado forward Jarome Iginla jersey cheap on goalie after a 6 3 loss to Calgary.

“We’ve really tried to look at it game by game, knowing Antti has played better at home and Kari has played better on the road. If you look at this game, Kari played a really strong game against them last time, but we also want to get Antti back in, because he’s been really good. We go through this process almost every game, weighing different numbers and trying to balance all of that.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff on the decision to play Friday. Lehtonen had a 23 save shutout Dec. 3 in a 3 0 win at Colorado.

Struggling Jamie Benn still seeking his first point vs



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StorylineIt’s sort of different for the two teams. For the Rangers, it’s getting goalie Henrik Lundqvist jersey cheap up and running and maybe seeking revenge for the hit Eakin put on Lundqvist Dec. 15. For the Stars, they are watching the season slip away and need to get two points. They are 2 5 1 at a time when they desperately needed to go on a winning streak.

The Rangers maintained their cool after Eakin slammed into Lundqvist in Dallas Dec. 15, and that paid off in a 2 0 win. But if a player gets a chance to hit Eakin (who was suspended four games for the hit), he probably will. Kreider leads Wholesale NHL Jerseys
Rangers forwards in hits with 70 and told The Daily News Monday: “That’s not something you forget about, obviously. I’m sure someone will have a conversation with (Eakin) about it at some point.”

Key number 0

That’s the number of points Stars captain Jamie Benn jersey cheap has scored against the Rangers in 10 career games. It’s the only team he has yet to score against. Benn is minus 12 in that span.

NotableDallas (18 19 8) is coming off a 4 1 loss at Buffalo Monday and is 6 12 4 on the road this season. The Stars are 2 5 1 in their past seven games.

New York (28 15 1) is coming off a 5 4 loss to Montreal Saturday and is 13 8 1 at home. The Rangers have lost two in a row after a 5 1 0 run.

Antti Niemi jersey cheap is expected to start in goal for Dallas. He is 9 7 4 with a 2.98 GAA and .907 save percentage. He gave up three goals in four minutes and was pulled against Minnesota Saturday. Niemi is 2 4 1 in his career against the Rangers with a 2.56 GAA and .911 save percentage.

Henrik Lundqvist jersey cheap is expected to start for the Rangers. He is 18 11 1 with a 2.72 GAA and .907 save percentage. Lundqvist is 8 4 0 in his career against Dallas with a 1.93 GAA and .936 save percentage.

The Rangers are 14 4 0 against the Western Conference this season, including a 2 0 win against the Stars. Dallas is 2 7 3 against the East this year. The Stars last season with 20 9 3 vs. the East while the Rangers were 16 9 3 vs. the West.

New York’s power play has been hot, going 9 for 29 (31.0 percent) in the past eight games. The Rangers rank sixth in the NHL in power play Success jersey cheap at 22.4 percent.

Dallas’ penalty kill has been by far the worst in the NHL in the past eight games, allowing 12 goals on 27 kill opportunities (55.5 percent). Dallas now ranks worst in the NHL in penalty kill Success jersey cheap rate at 74.3 percent.

When Dallas is on the power play, it ranks 21st in the league at 16.9 percent, but gives up the second most shorthanded goals at 7.

When the Rangers are on the penalty kill, they rank 16th at 82.3 percent and have scored the second most shorthanded goals at 6.

The Rangers are second in goals per game at 3.41. The Stars are 27th in goals against at 3.07.

The Stars rank 17th in faceoff Success jersey cheap at 49.2percent. The Rangers are tied for 29th at 47.4.

Rangers forward Michael Grabner jersey cheap leads the NHL in even strength goals at 19 and is tied for fourth in plus minus at plus 22.

He said it”We’ve got to put this behind us because we are going into a tough building to play against a great Rangers team. No one is going to feel sorry for us. We’ve got to dig ourselves out of this hole and play better hockey.”

Stars forward Patrick Sharp jersey cheap after the Stars lost 4 1 in Buffalo on Monday

“Work harder. Try to stay out there a little longer, try to work harder. But at the same time, you don’t want to overthink it or overdo it. There’s been good games and then the last two here, I don’t think I played bad, but I haven’t come up with the big saves at the right times. And that’s the difference.”

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist jersey cheap on how he snaps out of a January slump that has him allowing 4.01 goals per game in the month with an .861 save percentage