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Stars At Canucks Game Preview: Troops Of Doom

Time Wednesday 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet
Season Series 1-0 Stars
Last Meeting
6-3 Stars Oct. 21/14
The Enemy Defending Big D Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 7-19-26
Seguin: 23-15-38

18-10-2 SEASON RECORD 11-13-5
38 Points 27
5th Conference Position 11th
Lost 4
Streak Won 1
2.90 (8)
Goals For Per 60 (GF60)
2.90 (9)
2.83 (22)
Goals Against Per 60 (GA60)
3.52 (30)
18.1 (16) Power Play % 15.4 (23)
86.1 (4) Penalty Kill % 78.4 (23)
49.0 (21) Faceoff Win % 50.5 (22)

Projected Stars Lineup:

Jamie Benn – Jason Spezza – Tyler Seguin
Antoine Roussel – Cody Eakin – Ales Hemsky
Curtis McKenzie – Travis Morin – Erik Cole
Shawn Horcoff – Vernon Fiddler – Colton Sceviour

Alex Goligoski – John Klingberg
Jyrki JokipakkaTrevor Daley
Jordie Benn – Jason Demers

Kari Lehtonen
Anders Lindback

Scratched: Travis Moen, Jamie Oleksiak

Suspended: Ryan Garbutt

Injured: Patrick Eaves (ankle), Valeri Nichushkin (hip), Patrik Nemeth (arm)

Projected Canucks Lineup:

Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen
Alexandre Burrows - Nick Bonino - Radim Vrbata
Shawn MatthiasBrad Richardson - Linden Vey
Chris Higgins - Bo Horvat - Derek Dorsett

Alexander EdlerChristopher Tanev
Luca SbisaKevin Bieksa
Ryan StantonYannick Weber

Eddie Lack starts tonight
Ryan Miller


The Dallas Stars have a magical season being put together -- but only by one player. Will Tyler Seguin's big season be all for naught? -Defending Big D

“I’m not saying, comparing to what we did last year but we’re certainly not sweeping (the four losses) under a rug. We’re watching film. We’re aware of our mishaps, and we’re correcting them.

“We’re in a little bit of a rut right now. We’re at a time of the season where we’re battling adversity and we need to win.” -Kevin Bieksa

Correcting mistakes, like working on their D, which they are doing. How about cutting down on those odd-man rushes against? D getting caught pinching is so....late 90's and Marc Crawford era. Bury it.

“Ryan’s (Miller) been fine, it was a scheduled start for Eddie,” he said. “I’ve got the same confidence when they’re in the net. I feel good about both of them. That’s certainly way down on the list if I’m worried about the team. I think we have real good goaltending. I just think we are giving up too good of scoring chances. I don’t think it’s our goaltending. It’s what we’re giving up.” -Willie Desjardins.


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