They turned out some great stats after Tuesday's 5-2 win:
The Bottom Line
The Dallas Stars took over first place overall in the Western Conference (passing the Detroit Red Wings) with a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens (who are in first place of the Northeast Division). The Stars have gone 12-2-2 in their last 16 games and improved to 21-10-3 for 45 points on the season.
Red Hot at Home: The Stars are 10-0-2 over the last 12 home games. Dallas is 12-3-2 this season at American Airlines Center - the second best home record in the Western Conference.
Dallas has now collected points in each of its last 12 home games. The last time Dallas recorded a point in 12-straight home games was during the 2003-04 season, when the team collected points in 17-straight home games (from 2-0 W vs. STL on 1/23/04 to 3-1 W vs. STL on 3/20/04) and went 13-0-4 during that stretch.
Streaking Stars: The Stars have collected points in 13 of their last 15 games (11-2-2). Here is a closer look at the Stars current stretch of games:
Goals For-Against: 43-34 (nine one-goal wins; eight times opponent was held to two-goals-or-less)
Third Period Goals For-Against: 14-8
Power Play: 11-for-60 (18.3%)
Penalty Kill: 45-of-50 (90.0%)
Save Percentage: .929 (stopped 429-of-462 shots)
Leading scorers: Richards 14 pts (6g, 8a); Eriksson 14 pts (6g, 8a); Neal 10 pts (5g, 5a); Ribeiro 10 pts (3g, 7a)
Home Record: 5-0-1, Road Record: 6-2-1
Overtime/Shootout Record: 4-2 (SOL at CBJ on 12/6/10 and OTL vs. SJ on 12/16/10)
Vs. the East: Dallas has a 10-2-0 record against Eastern Conference teams this season. In those 12 games, the Stars have outscored their Eastern counterparts by a score of 39-20, and have killed off 20 of the last 21 opposition power plays (95.2%). The Stars are 5-0-0 in home games vs. the East this season. Dallas had a 7-9-2 record against Eastern Conference teams last season.
Power Play: The Stars have scored a power play goal in six-straight games, going 7-for-26 (26.9%) in that stretch. The last time the Stars had six consecutive games with a power play goal was March 15-30, 2007 when they scored a ppg in eight-straight.
Kari Lehtonen stopped 27-of-29 shots in the win, improving to 15-7-3 on the season. He is 6-0-2 in his last eight games with a 1.96 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage.
Loui Eriksson scored his 100th career goal tonight. He earned his ninth multi-point game of the season (1g, 1a) and has a four-game point streak (3g 5a). The Stars are 7-1-1 this season when he earns a multi-point game (39-4-7 all-time).
Brad Richards' goal gives him a four-game point streak (4g, 1a) and has recorded points in 16 of his last 20 games (10g, 11a). Richards is tied for the second-most points in the Western Conference (with Pavel Datsyuk. 24 of his 39 points came at American Airlines Center.
Stephane Robidas tied a career-high with three assists. He has assists in four of his last five games (0g, 7a). Robidas has recorded five assists in his last two home games (0g, 5a).
Steve Ott recorded two assists tonight and now has assists in each of the last two home games (0g, 3a). It marks his second multi-point game of the season (also vs. MIN on 12/4/10).
Adam Burish scored his fourth goal of the season and has two goals in his last four home games.
Jamie Benn now has a two-game point streak (1g, 2a) and recorded his second career shorthanded goal (other came vs. STL on 11/26/10).
Karlis Skrastins scored his second goal of the season and has matched his season total from the 2009-10 campaign.
James Neal now has points in eight of his last 12 games (5g, 5a).