The Dallas Stars (45-21-14) will be looking to prolong their winning run when they head to take on the St. Louis Blues (37-36-7) at Enterprise Center on Wednesday. Dallas is coming off a 6-1 win over the Red Wings on Monday, their fourth straight win.
The Stars took advantage of their power play opportunities, scoring once on three shots while holding Detroit without a power play goal. Six players found the net for the Stars. Roope Hintz scored and provided three assists to lead the team in scoring.
Jake Oettinger had 12 saves in the win. St. Louis fell 5-3 to the Wild on Saturday. Jake Neighbours, Sammy Blais, and Pavel Buchnevich each scored once for the Blues. Justin Faulk had two assists to lead the team in scoring. Jordan Binnington only had 25 saves on 29 shots against (.862%) in the loss.
HEAD TO HEAD
The Stars won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 4-1 victory in November. Wyatt Johnston (1G 1A) and Jamie Benn (0G 2A) each had two points to lead Dallas. Brandon Saad scored St. Louis’ only goal. Scott Wedgewood got the win, saving 23 of 24 shots (.958%).
Dallas is averaging 3.44 goals per game for the season, seventh in the NHL, and they are taking on a Blues team that is allowing 3.65 goals a game (27th).
Meanwhile, St. Louis has found the net 3.22 times a game on average, 15th in the league, and the Stars are allowing opponents to score 2.66 goals per game (6th).
The Stars’ 24.50% power play percentage ranks sixth in the league, while the Blues are 23rd with a conversion rate of 19.23%. Dallas has been equally successful at penalty killing, boasting the league’s third-highest PK% at 83.68%. St. Louis ranks 28th at 72.86%.
With 106 points this season, seventh-most in the NHL, Jason Robertson is the top skater for the Stars. He is among the league leaders with 46 goals (6th) and has added 60 assists. In the net, Oettinger (36-11-11) is Dallas’ top goaltender.
He has a 2.41 GAA and a .918% save percentage. Jordan Kyrou and Buchnevich lead the Blues in scoring with 72 and 67 points, respectively. Kyrou has 37 goals and 35 assists in 77 games, while Buchnevich has 26 goals and 41 assists in 61 games.
Binnington (27-26-6) is the top goalie for St. Louis with a goals against average of 3.35. He has a save percentage of .892%.
HOME AND AWAY
Dallas is 24-11-5 away from home this season. St. Louis is 18-16-6 at Enterprise Center this season.
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