Preview: Minnesota at Dallas

When: 8:30 PM  ET, Friday, November 28, 2014
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Matchup Edge
MIN Edge in: DAL
Offense
Defense
Power Play
Penalty Kill
Face Offs
Discipline
Goaltending


The Dallas Stars look to continue their recent success at American Airlines Center on Friday, when they close out their five-game homestand against the Minnesota Wild. Dallas dropped the opener of the lengthy stretch in the Lone Star State, falling to 1-5-4 on its own ice before reeling off three straight victories. Following triumphs over Arizona and Los Angeles, the Stars posted a 3-2 win against Edmonton on Tuesday as Tyler Seguin scored a pair of goals in the second period to raise his league-leading total to 17.

Minnesota hopes to rebound from just its second home loss of the season, a 4-0 setback against Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Wild, who entered the contest having allowed an NHL-low seven first-period goals this season, yielded four in the opening session and were unable to recover despite outshooting the Kings in each period. Minnesota has won three of its last four road games, including a 2-1 triumph at Dallas on Nov. 15.

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, FSN North Plus (Minnesota), FSN Southwest Plus (Dallas)

ABOUT THE WILD (12-9-0): Darcy Kuemper lasted just one period against Los Angeles, surrendering four goals on 10 shots, but likely will get the start Friday. The 24-year-old is 2-0-0 versus Dallas this season, yielding just one goal in each victory. Nino Niederreiter was held without a goal for just the third time in seven contests but not for lack of trying, as he registered a game-high six shots against the Kings.

ABOUT THE STARS (9-9-4): Dallas will be without Ryan Garbutt on Friday as the left wing received a two-game suspension from the NHL on Thursday for kneeing Edmonton's Taylor Hall two days earlier. Garbutt has scored three goals in 19 contests this season, including back-to-back game-winners against Arizona and Los Angeles on Nov. 11 and 13, respectively. Captain Jamie Benn is riding a four-game point streak during which he has recorded three goals and four assists.

OVERTIME

1. The Wild have allowed fewer than three goals in each of their last four road contests.

2. Seguin's two-goal performance Tuesday was his fifth multi-tally effort of the season and second in four games.

3. Minnesota has been outshot only twice in 21 games this campaign.

PREDICTION: Stars 4, Wild 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Minnesota 12-9-0-0 L1 7-2-0-0 5-7-0-0 2-1-0-0 10-8-0-0 5-0-0-0
Dallas 9-9-3-1 W3 4-5-3-1 5-4-0-0 0-1-0-0 9-8-3-1 0-5-1-1

Last Meeting

Minnesota Dallas
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
11/15/14 MIN 2 DAL 1 22 27 0-1 28 20 0-2

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
MIN R. Carter 1
DAL V. Fiddler 1
Goals Player  
MIN M. Granlund 1
DAL A. Roussel 1
Assists Player  
MIN R. Carter 1
DAL V. Fiddler 1
Saves Player  
MIN D. Kuemper 27
DAL K. Lehtonen 20
Season
Total Points Player  
MIN Z. Parise 14
DAL T. Seguin 28
Goals Player  
MIN N. Niederreiter 10
DAL T. Seguin 17
Assists Player  
MIN R. Suter 10
DAL J. Spezza 15
Saves Player  
MIN D. Kuemper 336
DAL K. Lehtonen 543

Quickchart Matchup

Minnesota Off vs  Dallas Def
2.71 GF
3.32 GA
32.8 Shots
31.7 Shots
6 PP
16 PK
Dallas Off vs  Minnesota Def
2.86 GF
2.29 GA
28.9 Shots
24.9 Shots
12 PP
8 PK

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -123 112
-140
5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports -120 100
120
5.5
Sportsbook -120 100
120
5.5
5Dimes.eu -115
105
125
5.5
GTBets.eu OFF OFF OFF
Top Bet -120 100
120
5.5
BetOnline.ag
-115
104
123
5.5
BetDSI -120 100
120
5.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
BetDNA.com OFF OFF OFF
Belmont -120 100
120
5.5
BookMaker.eu -120 100
120
5.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate OFF OFF OFF
Mirage OFF OFF OFF
Station OFF OFF OFF
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Minnesota Overall Dallas
12-9-0-0 W/L 9-9-3-1
13-8 ATS 8-14
6-13 O/U 10-12
2.71 Goals For 2.86
2.29 Goals Agnst 3.32
Minnesota A/H Dallas
5-7-0-0 W/L 4-5-3-1
8-4 ATS 4-9
2-8 O/U 6-7
2.08 Goals For 3.00
2.33 Goals Agnst 3.31