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NHL Preview: Dallas Stars (36-17-13) at Seattle Kraken (37-22-7)


March 11, 2023 – STARS 4 at KRAKEN 3 (OT)
Down to their final minute and change in regulation and trailing by a goal, the Stars found the equalizer when forward Joe Pavelski (1-0—1) buried a one-timer from beneath the left faceoff dot. Then, with under two minutes remaining in overtime, defenseman Miro Heiskanen (1-1—2) scored the game-winning goal to lift the Stars to a 4-3 OT victory over the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday. It gave Dallas victories in the first two games of a season-long six-game road trip that began with a 10-4 triumph in Buffalo
two nights prior. The Stars have gone 6-3-1 in their past 10 games and maintain first place in the Central Division with 85 points (36-17-13). Forwards Roope Hintz (1-1—2) and Mason Marchment (1-0—1) founded out the scoring for the Stars, while forwards Ty Dellandrea (0-1—1), Max Domi (0-1—1), Evgenii Dadonov (0-1—1) and defensemen Jani Hakanpää (0-1—1), Ryan Suter (0-1—1) and Esa Lindell (0-1—1) added assists. Goaltender Jake Oettinger made 28 saves on 31 shots, including 14 stops in the first period alone.
PP: 0-1 | PK: 3-4 | SF: 25 | SA: 31 | DAL TOI: M. Heiskanen (27:57 – game high) | Attendance: 17,151
Three Stars: 1. DAL – M. Heiskanen 2. DAL – J. Oettinger 3. SEA – R. Donato

Date Opponent Time (CT) Location TV/Radio
Mon, March 13, 2023 Seattle Kraken 9 p.m. Climate Pledge Arena BSSWX/KTCK
Tue, March 14, 2023 Vancouver Canucks 9 p.m. Rogers Arena BSSW/KTCK
Thu, March 16, 2023 Edmonton Oilers 8 p.m. Rogers Place BSSW/KTCK
Sat, March 18, 2023 Calgary Flames 9 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome BSSW/KTCK
Tue, March 21, 2023 Seattle Kraken 7:30 p.m. American Airlines Center BSSW/KTCK

March 1 – Placed forward Luke Glendening on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 17
March 2 – Signed defenseman Gavin White to a three-year entry-level contract
March 2 – Acquired forward Max Domi and goaltender Dylan Wells from Chicago for goaltender Anton Khudobin and a 2025 second-round draft pick
March 2 – Assigned goaltender Dylan Wells and loaned forwards Fredrik Karlstrom, Fredrik Olofsson and goaltender Matt Murray to Texas
March 4 – Acquired forward Scott Reedy from San Jose for forward Jacob Peterson
March 4 – Recalled goaltender Matt Murray and forward Fredrik Olofsson from Texas (AHL)
March 5 – Loaned forward Fredrik Olofsson and goaltender Matt Murray to Texas (AHL)
March 6 – Recalled forward Fredrik Olofsson and goaltender Matt Murray from Texas (AHL)
March 8 – Signed defenseman Christian Kyrou to a three-year entry-level contract
March 10 – Signed forward Kyle McDonald to a three-year entry-level contract

Man-games lost, 2022-23: 49
D Miro Heiskanen Upper body 3 Oct. 25-29
G Jake Oettinger Lower body 4 Nov. 1-8
F Denis Gurianov Upper body 6 Nov. 11-21
F Roope Hintz Lower body 1 Nov. 19
F Roope Hintz Upper body 7 Jan. 10-21
F Joel Kiviranta Lower body 11 Feb. 8-Mar. 4
F Luke Glendening Undisclosed 10 Feb. 18-pres.
G Scott Wedgewood Undisclosed 1 Feb. 22-25
Undisclosed 6 Mar. 1-pres.

  • Glendening placed on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 17

TONIGHT’S GAME: An extended stay in the Emerald City has the Stars facing the Seattle Kraken for the second game in a row tonight
at Climate Pledge Arena. (9 p.m. CT, TV: Bally Sports Southwest Extra, Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM/1310-AM). The Stars had a similar
two-game stretch last season when they played in Anaheim twice in a row and winning both games. Dallas hopes to do the same
against Seattle, opening this two-game set with a 4-3 OT victory on Saturday. These clubs will meet again on March 21 in Dallas to
close out the season series.

March 11 at Seattle – W, 4-3 OT
March 13 at Seattle
March 21 vs. Seattle


Dallas 4 at Seattle 3 (OT)
Goals: Eberle, Donato, Bjorkstrand
Goalie: Grubauer (21/25)
PP: 1/4 PK: 1/1 Shots: Dallas 25 – Seattle 31

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 170)
Joonas Donskoi (upper body; IR) – 66 games – no timeline for return
Andre Burakovsky (lower body) – 16 games – week-to-week


Thursday, March 16: Seattle at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 18: Edmonton at Seattle, 1 p.m. PT
Tuesday, March 21: Seattle at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. PT
Thursday, March 23: Seattle at Nashville, 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 25: Seattle at Nashville, 11 a.m. PT

• Tonight’s matchup is the second of three games the Kraken will play against the Stars this season and the final time the teams are facing off in Seattle this year.

• Tonight’s game is also the second of two consecutive games the Kraken will play against Dallas in Seattle. It marks the second time in franchise history that the Kraken are facing the same team in back-to-back games in the same location. They played the Kings in two-straight games in Los Angeles last season on March 26 and 28, 2022, going 1-1-0 in the two-game series.

• Tonight’s matchup is the 16th of 25 games the Kraken will play against Central Division teams this season. Seattle has an 8-2- 5 record against the Central Division this year.

• With the Kraken’s four-goal outing in their game on March 3 against Columbus, they surpassed their goal total from all of last season in 20 fewer games. Seattle has scored 232 goals in 66 games this season compared to 213 goals in 2021-22. The team’s 232 goals this season were the fourth-most in the NHL entering play Sunday, trailing only the Edmonton Oilers (258), Boston Bruins (240) and Buffalo Sabres (237).

• Since the start of the New Year, the Kraken are ranked third the league in wins (19, tied) and points (41). The team’s 115 goals since Jan. 1 were the second-most in the league entering play Sunday.

• Jordan Eberle’s goal in the Kraken’s game on March 3 at Columbus was his 50th point of the season. It is the sixth time in his career and first time since 2017-18 that Eberle has recorded 50 or more points in a season.

• Ryan Donato has five points in his last six games against Dallas (four goals, one assist) and has scored goals in two of the four matchups the Kraken have had with the Stars.

• Alex Wennberg has recorded three assists in his last three games against the Stars.

• Vince Dunn has five points in his last five games (all assists) against Dallas and has recorded multi-assist performances in two of the games during that span, once with St. Louis and the other with the Kraken.

• Carson Soucy has three assists in his last three games against the Stars.

• Since Feb. 14, the Kraken have gone 31-for-32 on the penalty kill. The team’s 96.9 percent success rate on the penalty kill since Feb. 14 was the best mark in the NHL entering play Sunday. The Kraken and the Carolina Hurricanes were the only two teams to only allow one power-play goal since Feb. 14 entering play Sunday.

• The Kraken went eight consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal from Feb. 14 to March 2, which set a franchise record, and they enter tonight’s game having not allowed a power-play goal for four straight games.

• Jared McCann has scored two shorthanded goals since Feb. 14 – on Feb. 16 and in the Kraken’s game on March 9. His two shorthanded goals give the Kraken a plus-1 goal differential on the penalty kill since Feb. 14, which was tied for second in the NHL entering play Sunday.

• Among defensemen that have played at least 70 minutes on the penalty kill this season, Will Borgen, who has totaled 99:30 of shorthanded ice time this year, was ranked ninth in the NHL with 4.82 power-play goals against per 60 entering play Sunday.

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