NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Monday, February 6th
(All times eastern)
Nashville Predators (33-15-6) at Dallas Stars (36-15-3), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Dallas Stars hope to get back on track tonight when
they welcome the Nashville Predators to AmericanAirlines Center.
Dallas had a six-game winning streak ended in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to
host St. Louis. Barret Jackman tallied 2:16 into OT to lift the woeful Blues.
Jere Lehtinen, Jason Arnott and Jon Klemm all scored for Dallas, while
goaltender Marty Turco finished with 23 saves in net. Lehtinen's marker early
in the third period knotted the score and forced the extra session.
Dallas leads the Pacific Division with 75 points -- 10 more than the second-
place Los Angeles Kings. The Stars trail the Detroit Red Wings by two points
in the Western Conference's overall standings.
The Stars, who are 19-10-1 on home ice, will visit Phoenix on Thursday to
begin a three-game road trip that leads into the Olympic break.
Nashville, meanwhile, has won two straight on the heels of a three-game skid.
On Saturday, Scott Hartnell recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas
Vokoun picked up his second shutout of the season, as the Predators rolled
past the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-0, at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Vokoun finished with 40 saves and Yanic Perreault had four points with a goal
and three assists for the Predators.
Hartnell has tallied seven goals in his last eight matches after a 10-game
The Predators enter Monday's action with 72 points -- five behind the first-
place Detroit Red Wings in the Central Division race.
Nashville, which is 12-10-5 on the road, will visit Detroit on Wednesday to
begin a crucial home-and-home.
Dallas is 2-1 against Nashville this season, and 6-1-1 (1 loss, 1 tie) in the
last eight meetings overall.
02/06 10:51:23 ET