Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9:05pm EST
Xcel Energy Center, St Paul
Written by Valdis Pans
Having ended a four-game losing run with a home victory versus Tampa Bay, the Minnesota Wild (7th in Central Division) remain on own ice to host the Dallas Stars (2nd in Central), who have two defeats in their past three contests…
Stars Lose Two Out Of ThreeThe Dallas Stars (27-16-4) are entering the weekend on the back of a 4-1 home defeat to the Buffalo Sabres, thus recording their second defeat in the past three outings (1-2-0) following a six-game winning run right after the Christmas break. The team is currently sharing the 2nd place of the Central Division with the Colorado Avalanche, having collected 58 points from 47 contests. The Stars are 12-9-2 when playing on the road, with Tyler Seguin leading the side with 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists). Roope Hintz (24 points) has banked the most goals (15).
Goalie Ben Bishop has started 31 outings thus far this season, posting a 16-10-3 tally for the rolling year with a 2.23 GAA and a .929 save percentage. He has registered a 6-4-1 previous total against the Minnesota Wild with a 1.65 GAA and a .939 save percentage. The Stars, meanwhile, are netting the 6th lowest quantity of goals per game (2.62), while allowing the absolute lowest amount on the defensive end (2.36). They are 14th in power play with a 19.9% success rate and 3rd best in penalty kill with 84.0% efficiency.
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