NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, November 9th
(All times eastern)
Dallas Stars (11-4-0) at Phoenix Coyotes (4-10-0), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Dallas Stars try to end their first losing skid of the
season tonight when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.
Dallas has fallen to Vancouver and Calgary on the road, after beginning the
season 11-2-0. On Tuesday the Stars dropped a 3-1 tilt to the Flames in the
third portion of a four-game road trip. Tony Amonte's two goals and Miikka
Kiprusoff's 25 saves sparked Calgary.
Antti Miettinen provided the only goal for the Stars, and Marty Turco stopped
15 shots in the loss.
The Stars' offensive attack has managed only two goals in the last two games.
They haven't managed more than three goals in six of the last seven contests.
Dallas, which is 6-3-0 on the road, will host the NY Islanders next Wednesday
in the club's return home.
Phoenix, meanwhile, ended a two-game losing streak on Saturday, toppling Los
Angeles, 6-4. Shane Doan scored two goals to lead the effort.
Ed Jovanovski and Georges Laraque each added a goal and an assist and Ladislav
Nagy added three assists for the Coyotes, who had lost six of their previous
David LeNeveu stopped 38-of-40 shots for Phoenix, which opened up a five-game
homestand. LeNeveau came in early in the first period for a struggling Curtis
Joseph, who was tagged for two goals on three shots in a mere seven minutes of
Joseph is 2-6-0 with a bloated 4.40 goals-against average and .859 save
percentage in 11 appearances this season.
The Coyotes, who are 3-4-0 at home, will host San Jose on Saturday.
Dallas blanked Phoenix, 4-0, on October 21 in Glendale and has won four of the
last five meetings.
11/09 11:12:44 ET