today (FSSW/1310 AM The Ticket)
StorylineDallas would like to atone for a 1 3 0 road trip in which it was outscored 17 7, so facing the Sharks again will be a good test. San Jose beat Dallas 5 1 on March 12, and the two opponents also meet Friday in Dallas, making it three games in 12 days. There should be some good energy in this game, as captain Jamie Benn returns after missing one game with an eye injury.
With Jason Spezza expected to miss the game because of back spasms, Seguin will move back into the center position. Seguin ranks 10th in scoring with 68 points in 71 games, and ranks eighth in assists with 44. San Jose also ranks third in fewest shots on goal jerseys for cheap
against at 27.6, ranks fifth in fewest power play goals against at 33, and ranks eighth in save percentage at .916. They are one of the better defensive teams in the NHL.
NotableDallas (28 33 10) is coming off a 3 1 loss at Calgary Friday and is 18 12 6 at home.
San Jose (42 22 7) is coming off a 2 1 home loss to Anaheim Saturday and is 19 12 3 on the road.
Kari Lehtonen is expected in goal for Dallas. He is 17 22 6 on the season with a 2.95 GAA and .901 save percentage. In his career against the Sharks, Lehtonen is 5 9 3 with a 3.51 GAA and .902 save percentage.
Aaron Dell is expected to start in goal for San Jose. The former Allen Americans goalie is 10 4 1 on the season with a 1.90 GAA and .936 save percentage. He beat the Stars 5 1 last week.
Dallas is 10 6 2 vs. the Pacific. San Jose is 9 7 0 vs. the Central.
Dallas ranks 14th in scoring at 2.75 goals per game and 29th in GAA at 3.27.
San Jose ranks 16th in scoring at 2.73 goals per game and 3rd in GAA at 2.31.
San Jose ranks 8th in save percentage at .916. Dallas ranks 30th at .892.
Dallas ranks 20th in PP success at 18.2 percent and 30th in penalty kill at 73.8 percent.
San Jose ranks 24th in PP success at 16.8 percent and 12th in penalty kill at 81.8 percent.
He said it”Missed a game as a precaution. I had a good practice yesterday and a good morning skate today, so I am ready to go tonight. I’m just looking forward to tonight and see if we can put in a better effort.”