Stars Finally Have Win Streak SnappedSo far this season, the Dallas Stars have looked like a below-average team in the Western Conference. Specifically, the Stars have the same amount of wins as regulation losses. As a result, the Stars are currently out of the playoff picture and they are in possession of fifth place in the Central Division. However, the Stars were on a four-game winning streak before losing to the Jets in their last game. Now, Dallas will look to start a new winning streak as a couple more wins can easily get it back into serious contention for a playoff spot in the future.
Leading the Stars offensively is center Tyler Seguin who has been a bit underwhelming this season. Specifically, he has three goals and eight assists through Dallas' first 18 games. However, he has been extremely average at even strength as he has a 0 Plus/Minus Rating. Seguin is still tied for the most points on the team and he will look to add to that point total on Wednesday.
The starting goalie for the Stars in this game will be Ben Bishop who has looked pretty good so far this season. Specifically, he has a 5-5-1 record with a 2.22 GAA and a .928 save percentage. However, Bishop did lose his lone start against the Flames this season in overtime despite having a 1.85 GAA and a .931 save percentage.
Flames Look For Another Home WinSo far this season, the Calgary Flames have looked pretty good in the Western Conference. Specifically, the Flames have won 10 of their first 20 games. Despite that okay record, it is surprisingly good enough to put Calgary in second place in the Pacific Division. The main reason why Calgary is in this position is due to its elite home record. Calgary has dominated at home this season as it has won six of its first nine home games. Now, Calgary will look for another home win on Wednesday that can potentially keep it in second place in the division.
Leading the Flames offensively is left-winger Matthew Tkachuk who has played well this season. Specifically, he has ten goals and nine assists through Calgary's first 20 games. In addition, he also has a Plus/Minus Rating of +2 so he has been very efficient on even strength up to this point. However, he has already accumulated 20 penalty minutes so he will need to show more discipline in the future.
The starting goalie for the Flames in this game will be David Rittich who has good so far this season. Specifically, he has a 9-4-3 record with a 2.75 GAA and a .914 save percentage. In addition, Rittich is 1-0-0 against the Stars this season with a 1.85 GAA and a .944 save percentage so he will look to experience even more success against them on Wednesday.
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- Stars are 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
- Flames are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.