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San Jose Sharks vs. Dallas Stars Preview and Predictions 11-08-2018 in NHL


The Dallas Stars stumbled at the end of what was a promising road trip, but they will look to regain momentum when they kick off a rugged four-game homestand against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. The Stars capped their six-game trek (3-2-1) with losses to Boston and Columbus, but they will have a rematch against both teams on the homestand.

Playing its sixth game in 10 days to close out its trek, Dallas was overmatched by Columbus 4-1 one night after dropping a 2-1 overtime decision in Boston. "Overall, two things come to mind," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said of the road trip. "One, results were pretty good for us, and the other thing was I felt we came together. We worked for each other, and we became a little tougher to play against." San Jose lost the first two contests of its four-game homestand but rebounded to post a pair of 4-3 victories over Philadelphia and Minnesota, respectively. Sharks center Joe Thornton will skate in his 1,500th game Thursday, surpassing Mike Modano for 19th place on the all-time list and for the most games ever by a No. 1 draft pick.

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBCS California (San Jose), FS Southwest (Dallas) 

ABOUT THE SHARKS (8-4-3): Thornton scored his 399th career goal after being shifted to the third line alongside Marcus Sorensen and Barclay Goodrow, and the move paid off as both linemates also tallied in Tuesday's victory over the Wild. In fact, Sorensen added a pair of assists for his first career three-point game while Goodrow capped a two-point night with the game-winning goal in the third period. "It's an honor to play with him," Sorensen said of the pairing with Thornton. "It was fun playing with him. He was good. He was great. He made some great plays and he scored a goal."



ABOUT THE STARS (8-6-1): Center Tyler Seguin has piled up 173 goals during his six-season tenure in Dallas, but he remains stuck on three this season and is mired in a career worst-tying 12-game drought. "If it was earlier in my career, it might bother me, but I think I can do more now," said Seguin, who still tops the Stars with 14 points. "At times like this, you try to set up your teammates more and help anyway you can. I think I'm doing that." Forward Alexander Radulov is the team's fourth-leading scorer but has missed four consecutive games and eight of the last nine.

OVERTIME

1. The Stars have won four straight at home against San Jose.

2. Sharks D Brent Burns has amassed 18 points over his past 12 games.

3. Dallas recalled F Denis Gurianov and reassigned F Justin Dowling to Texas of the American Hockey League.

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American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas, USA.
Capacity: 18,532

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Last Injuries

Dallas Stars

  • Mattias Janmark

    Leg
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Janmark is nursing a leg injury and it is unclear if he will face the Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round.

  • Jason Dickinson

    Upper Body
    day-to-day | questionable

    Dickinson left Wednesday's game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will return.

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San Jose Sharks

  • Logan Couture

    Teeth
    Prob Sun | probable

    Couture lost some teeth after taking a stick to the mouth last game but is expected to play in Game 6 of the Western Conference first round against the Golden Knights.

  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    Lower Body
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Vlasic is dealing with a lower-body injury but it is likely he will play in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round against the Golden Knights.

  • Joe Thornton

    Suspension
    Elig Thurs | out

    Thornton has been handed a one-game suspension for a hit to the head of an opponent. He is expected to be reinstated in time for Game 4 of the Western Conference first round against the Golden Knights.

  • Timo Meier

    Wrist
    Prob Wed | probable

    Meier missed the last game of the regular season due to a left wrist injury but it is unlikely to impede his status against the Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference first round.

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dallas-stars Stats 2018-2019

Offensive
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Tyler Seguin 82 33 8 2 6 13 12 9 0 27 0 2278 334
Alexander Radulov 70 29 7 1 6 11 11 7 0 23 0 1768 209
Jamie Benn 78 27 2 0 6 11 10 8 0 11 0 1968 189
Radek Faksa 81 15 1 0 2 7 6 1 1 3 2 1953 114
Miro Heiskanen 82 12 4 0 0 5 7 2 0 8 1 2282 182
Statistics
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Anton Khudobin 41 37 0 0 0 17 16 3 2
Ben Bishop 46 45 0 0 0 15 27 2 2
Alexander Radulov 70 0 10 6 60 0 0 0 54
Ben Gleason 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Blake Comeau 77 0 32 25 208 0 0 0 42
Assits
Player GP GS A APP ASH
Player GP GS A APP ASH
Tyler Seguin 82 0 47 18 0
Alexander Radulov 70 0 43 16 0
John Klingberg 64 0 35 15 0
Jamie Benn 78 0 26 3 0
Esa Lindell 82 0 21 3 0
Defense
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Anton Khudobin 41 37 95 2.568 35 32 25 3 1232 18 399 417 398 0
Ben Bishop 46 45 87 1.979 19 34 32 2 1323 5 431 424 463 0
Landon Bow 2 0 1 1.030 1 0 0 0 19 0 3 8 8 0
Alexander Radulov 70 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Ben Gleason 4 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Shutouts
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Ben Bishop 46 45 7 0 0 0
Anton Khudobin 41 37 2 0 0 2
Alexander Radulov 70 0 0 3 0 0
Ben Gleason 4 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Comeau 77 0 0 0 0 0
Time on ice
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS
Ben Bishop 46 45 134050 11561 158238 12627
Anton Khudobin 41 37 113606 9014 133170 10550
Esa Lindell 82 0 98016 5727 119687 15944
Miro Heiskanen 82 0 98693 8195 113717 6829
Tyler Seguin 82 0 83110 14701 102082 4271

san-jose-sharks Stats 2018-2019

Offensive
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Joe Pavelski 75 38 6 1 11 13 13 12 1 21 1 1808 188
Tomas Hertl 77 35 5 1 10 9 15 11 1 15 2 1834 176
Evander Kane 75 30 1 0 13 12 5 5 1 11 2 1734 268
Timo Meier 78 30 2 2 13 10 5 6 0 10 1 1730 250
Logan Couture 81 27 3 0 9 8 10 6 2 18 2 1970 204
Statistics
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Martin Jones 62 62 0 0 0 19 36 4 2
Aaron Dell 25 20 0 0 0 8 10 2 0
Antti Suomela 27 0 127 102 10 0 0 0 4
Barclay Goodrow 82 0 255 296 125 0 0 0 76
Brenden Dillon 82 0 0 0 202 0 0 0 61
Assits
Player GP GS A APP ASH
Player GP GS A APP ASH
Brent Burns 82 0 67 21 4
Logan Couture 81 0 43 12 0
Erik Karlsson 53 0 42 18 0
Kevin Labanc 82 0 39 18 0
Tomas Hertl 77 0 39 4 1
Defense
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Aaron Dell 25 20 70 3.174 26 24 18 2 613 9 196 220 188 0
Martin Jones 62 62 176 2.936 59 60 53 4 1699 15 589 587 508 0
Antti Suomela 27 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Barclay Goodrow 82 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
Brenden Dillon 82 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Shutouts
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Martin Jones 62 62 3 0 0 1
Aaron Dell 25 20 2 0 0 2
Antti Suomela 27 0 0 0 0 0
Barclay Goodrow 82 0 0 0 0 0
Brenden Dillon 82 0 0 0 0 0
Time on ice
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS
Martin Jones 62 62 183225 16378 215833 16230
Brent Burns 82 0 97466 16145 123488 9877
Justin Braun 78 0 83796 509 95035 10730
Marc-Edouard Vlasic 72 0 76351 3281 90904 11272
Logan Couture 81 0 68708 14074 90371 7589