October, 24, 2011
By Mark Stepneski | ESPNDallas.com
Dallas Stars at Phoenix Coyotes
Tuesday October 25
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM)
About the Stars
The Stars (6-2-0) had a five-game winning streak snapped with a 1-0 loss at Los Angeles Saturday night.
“I thought it was the most complete game we played,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “For being on the road, second game in as many nights and against an elite club, I thought we were pretty solid. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t get some points, but maybe that’s the hockey gods.”
Tuesday’s game will wrap up a stretch of four straight on the road for the Stars. Kari Lehtonen will start in goal Tuesday.
About the Coyotes
The Coyotes (3-3-1) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory at Anaheim Sunday evening.
"We did a real good job of forechecking," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "We had a real mindset to push back, make sure we got in hard on the forecheck and create a couple of opportunities for ourselves."
Prior to Sunday’s game the Coyotes traded center Petteri Nokelainen and minor league defenseman Garrett Stafford to the Montreal Canadiens for center Brock Trotter and a seventh-round pick in next year's draft.
Injuries: D Michal Rozsival (face) is out.
*This is the second of six meetings between the two teams
*The Stars are 1-0-0 in the season series.
*The Coyotes are 0-0-1 in the season series.
*10/10: at Dallas, Dallas 2, Phoenix 1 (SO)
*The last five games between the Stars and Coyotes have been decided by one goal.
*Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen is 6-0-0 with a 1.48 goals against average a .957 save percentage.
*Lehtonen has a 3-1-3 record with a 1.94 goals against average and a .937 save percentage in seven career games against the Coyotes.
*The Stars are 0-5 on the power play in their last three games.
*The Coyotes are 0-9 on the power play in their last three games.