Stars-Flames Preview

March, 8, 2011
3/08/11
11:02
PM CT
Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars
Wednesday March 8
8:00 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus
Radio: KTCK 1310 AM

About the Stars

The Stars rallied to beat Los Angeles 4-3 in overtime Monday night to run their points streak to six games (5-0-1). Brenden Morrow scored 38 seconds into overtime to give Dallas the win.

"It showed huge character for us to come out and get that two points," Morrow said of the Stars, who overcame one-goal deficits three times to get the game to overtime. "This group has been good about that all year. Last year and in years past, it was something we wouldn't be mentally tough enough to overcome. But now we just wipe those things away and try to steal the momentum on the next shift."

The game in Los Angeles wrapped up a four-game road trip that saw the Stars go 3-0-1 against Pacific Division rivals.

Wednesday’s game kicks off a seven-game homestand for Dallas.

Injuries: Brad Richards (concussion-like symptoms) and D Nicklas Grossman (hip) are day-to-day.

About the Flames

The Flames beat Nashville 3-2 in Calgary Sunday for their fourth win in six games (4-1-1). Curtis Glencross scored off a rebound in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie.

"We kept trying to get pucks and bodies to the net as much as we could all night," Glencross said. "Olli [Jokinen] tried to put it out front and it was sitting there for me and I had an open net."

Jarome Iginla scored on a penalty shot in the second period to become the 10th player in NHL history to score 30 goals in ten straight seasons.

Injuries: C Brendan Morrison (knee), D Adam Pardy (shoulder), F Raitis Ivanans (concussion) and C Daymond Langkow (neck) are out.

Series Notes

*This is the fourth and final meeting between the two teams.

*The Stars are 0-2-1 in the season series and the Flames are 3-0-0.

*Thursday December 23 |at Dallas | Calgary 3, Dallas 2 (SO)
*Friday January 21 |at Calgary | Calgary 7, Dallas 4
*Wednesday February 16 | at Calgary | Calgary 4, Dallas 2

Statistical Tidbits

*Calgary is 6-16 (37.5%) on the power play over the last four games.

*The Stars have not allowed a power play goal in four of the last five games and are 13-15 (86.7%) on the penalty kill during that stretch.

*Stars forward Jamie Benn has goals in four straight games.

*Flames forward Jarome Iginla is on a four-game points streak (5 goals, 3 assists).



Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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