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NHL Preview: Dallas Stars (37-17-13) at Vancouver Canucks (28-32-5)


March 13, 2023 – STARS 5 at KRAKEN 2
Led by three-point performances from captain Jamie Benn (1-2—3) and defenseman Miro Heiskanen (0-3—3), the Stars defeated Seattle for the second time in a row on Monday night at Climate Pledge Arena. Five different skaters lit the lamp for the Stars, who went 3-for-4 on the power play in the win. Forwards Joe Pavelski (1-1—2), Jason Robertson (1-1—2) and rookie Wyatt Johnston (1-1—2) rounded out the scoring with multi-point efforts for Dallas, which has won the first three games of its season-long six-game road trip. Goaltender Jake Oettinger earned his first career win against the Kraken, stopping 26 of 28 shots.
PP: 3-4 | PK: 2-2 | SF: 32 | SA: 28 | DAL TOI: M. Heiskanen (23:34) | Attendance: 17,151
Three Stars: 1. DAL – J. Benn 2. DAL – M. Heiskanen 3. SEA – V. Dunn

Date Opponent Time (CT) Location TV/Radio
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
Thu, March 23, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins 8 p.m. American Airlines Center ESPN/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: 51

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 11 Feb. 18-pres.
G Scott Wedgewood Undisclosed 1 Feb. 22-25
Undisclosed 7 Mar. 1-pres.

  • Glendening placed on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 17

TONIGHT’S GAME: A quick flight across the border has the Stars in Vancouver, where tonight they’ll close out their eighth back-to-back of the season against the Canucks at Rogers Arena. (9 p.m. CT, TV: Bally Sports Southwest, Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM/1310-AM). This is the second of three meetings between the Stars and Canucks this season and the lone contest held in Vancouver. The Canucks earned a 5-4 overtime victory in the series opener in Dallas on Feb. 27. These clubs will meet at American Airlines Center once more on Saturday, March 25.


  • The Stars have dropped the past four games against the Canucks dating back to last season (0-3-1), falling twice at home and on the road.
  • Dallas is 96-72-29 all-time vs. Vancouver, including a 43-40-15 mark on the road.
  • Captain Jamie Benn recorded a multi-point performance (1-1—2) in the series opener. Among active Stars, Benn co-leads in goals (15) and ranks second in points (15-17—32) in 36 career games against Vancouver. Of his 15 goals, four are game winners, sharing first on the team, while he’s the lone player with an OT tally against them.
  • Forward Joe Pavelski picked up an assist against Vancouver on Feb. 27. Among active Stars, Pavelski paces the club in assists (28) and points (15-28—43) and shares first in goals (15) in a team-high 59 career games vs. the Canucks. Pavelski also shares first in game-winning goals (4) and ranks second in power-play tallies (5).
  • Forward Roope Hintz tallied his third career goal against the Canucks in the series opener. Hintz has four points (3-1—4) in seven career games vs. Vancouver.
  • Forward Max Domi enters tonight’s contest with 15 points (3-12—15) in 18 career games against Vancouver.
  • Forward Evgenii Dadonov scored his first goal with the Stars against the Canucks on Feb. 27. Dadonov enters tonight’s game with 11 points (6-5—11) in 22 career games against them.
  • Defenseman Ryan Suter picked up an assist in the series opener and ranks second among active Stars in assists (21) and shares third in points (7-21—28) in 57 career games against Vancouver.
  • Defenseman Miro Heiskanen has six points (1-5—6) in eight career matchups against the Canucks.
  • Defenseman Colin Miller has eight points (1-7—8) in 13 career games vs. Vancouver.
  • Defenseman Nils Lundkvist lit the lamp in his first career game vs. Vancouver on Feb. 27.
  • Goaltender Jake Oettinger is 0-2-1 with a 4.78 goals-against average and .829 save percentage in three career appearances against the Canucks.
  • Netminder Scott Wedgewood has a 2.18 GAA and .909 SV% in one appearance against the Canucks (no decision).

Feb. 27 vs. Vancouver – 5-4 OTL
March 14 at Vancouver
March 25 vs. Vancouver


Radio: Sportsnet 650
• Tonight marks the second of three games meeting between the Canucks and Stars this season: Feb. 27 (5-4 OTW @ DAL), Mar. 14 (home), Mar. 25 (away).

• Vancouver is 79-87-22-9 all-time against Dallas, including a 45-39-10-4 record at home.

• The Canucks are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games against the Stars (2-2-1 in their last five).

• Tyler Myers leads active Canucks skaters in career points (6-9-15) and games played (29) against Dallas.

• Elias Pettersson has 11 points (5-6-11) in nine career games against the Stars.

• Brock Boeser has nine points (2-7-9) in 10 career games against Dallas.

• Vasily Podkolzin has four points (3-1-4) in four career games against the Stars.

• Andrei Kuzmenko registered three points (1-2-3) in his first career game against Dallas this season.

• Thatcher Demko is 4-0-0 with a 2.49 GAA and a .924 SV% in four career games against Dallas.

• Collin Delia has a 0-0-1 record and .900 SV% in two career appearances against the Stars.

• Elias Pettersson has 26 points (11-15-26) in his last 17 games.

• Quinn Hughes has 16 points (0-16-16) in his last 15 games.

• Andrei Kuzmenko has 15 points (10-5-15) in his last 12 games.

• Anthony Beauvillier has 13 points (6-7-13) in his last 14 games.

• J.T. Miller has 12 points (6-6-12) in his last 10 games.

LAST MEETING – FEB. 27/23: VAN 5 at DAL 4 (OT)
Anthony Beauvillier opened the scoring 3:27 into the first period…Elias Pettersson and Andrei Kuzmenko recorded the assists…Sheldon Dries gave Vancouver their second lead of the game at the 9:00 mark…Conor Garland and Christian Wolanin picked up the assists…Vasily Podkolzin scored his second of the season to double the Canucks lead…Aatu Räty and Quinn Hughes were credited with the assists…Beauvillier re-established the two-goal lead just past the halfway point of the game…Hughes and Kuzmenko were awarded assists…Kuzmenko scored the game-winner 48 seconds into overtime…Beauvillier (2-1-3) and Hughes (0-3-3) each registered their third point of the game with the assists…Hughes led the team with six shots on goal…Dakota Joshua led the team with five hits…Thatcher Demko made 34 saves in his return to the Canucks lineup

2022.23 TEAM RANKS
Goals For/Game 3.34 (10th) 3.45 (t-6th)
Goals Against/Game 3.82 (31st) 2.64 (t-4th)
Power Play % 22.6 (11th) 24.0 (6th)
Penalty Kill % 68.8 (32nd) 83.3 (3rd)
Penalty Min./Game 9:12 (21st) 8:16 (11th)
*Rankings are accurate as of 8:00am PT on March 14, 2023

Andrei Kuzmenko opened the scoring with his 31st goal of the season at 15:05 in the first period…J.T. Miller and Tyler Myers recorded the assists…Miller doubled Vancouver’s lead with his fourth shorthanded goal of the season at 4:26 in the second period…Nils Aman registered the lone assist on Miller’s goal before adding one of his own just six minutes later (second career multi-point game)…Dakota Joshua and Conor Garland assisted on the play…Sheldon Dries netted a third period breakaway goal for his 10th of the season at 6:50…Joshua and Brisebois collected the assists…Kuzmenko added an empty net power play goal to end the game, with Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson drawing the assists…16 of 18 Canucks skaters registered a shot on goal…J.T. Miller and Noah Juulsen led the team in hits (5)…Tyler Myers blocked a team-high four shots…Thatcher Demko made 18 saves.

• Feb. 27/23: VAN 5 at DAL 4 (OT)
• Apr. 18/22: VAN 6 vs DAL 2
• Mar. 26/22: VAN 4 at DAL 1
• Nov. 7/21: VAN 6 vs DAL 3
• Nov. 19/19: VAN 1 at DAL 6

Entering tonight’s game with an active four-game win streak vs Dallas, the Canucks will look to extend their streak against the Stars to five games for just the third time in franchise history (second time since the Stars relocated to Dallas from Minnesota). Vancouver’s most recent winning streak of four or more games against the Stars franchise took place from Jan. 2/10 to Feb. 19/11 (6-0-0).

• Aidan McDonough signed to a two-year entry level contract, Mar. 13

• Phillip Di Giuseppe signed to a two-year contract extension, Mar. 12

• Kirill Kudryavtsev signed to a three-year entry level contract, Mar. 10

• Guillaume Brisebois committed to a two-year contract extension, Mar. 7

• Arturs Silovs reassigned to Abbotsford, Mar. 7

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