KNOW THY ENEMY
Record (Points): 16-16-3 = 35 points
Place in Pacific Division: 5th place
Place in Western Conference: 13th place
Who's Hot? Aleg Goligoski's 5 goals against the Ducks are the most against any opponent in his career.
Who's Not? The rest of the team. The Stars have allowed 17 goals during a 1-3-0 stretch.
Numbers for Nerds: The Stars traded their leading scorer, Jaromir Jagr, yesterday (yes, you read that correctly). Loui Eriksson will need to continue a career of dominance against the Ducks - his 15 goals and 31 points against us are tied for the most against any opponent in his career - in order to eke out a win for his team. Needless to say, I hope Eriksson has a bad night (did that reverse the magumbo, Robby?).
Enemy Dossier: Defending Big D's Game Preview: New-look Dallas Stars forward group begins taking shape in Anaheim Wednesday night
It's hard to complain when your team is winning, and the Ducks completely dominated the Stars, 4-0, on Monday. However, I'd like to see us get off to a better start tonight. While our first period on Monday wasn't terrible, we couldn't seem to finish any of our chances. Also, Ducks, don't let your feet of the gas. After being embarrassed at home, the Stars will be looking for revenge in our own house, and we can't let that happen.
[Ed. Note: Boudreau is riding the hot hand - Viktor Fasth will be back in net to face the team he shut out on Monday. - JN]