The Dallas Stars, who are coming off a 5 game day break after their last game was on Saturday (when they defeated the New Jersey Devils by a final of 3-1), are ready to get back on the ice against the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are coming off a 4-1 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night. Kari Lehtonen is expected to start in the net for the Stars and he is 5-0-1 in his career against the Avs while Jean-Sebastien Giguere is expected to start in net for the Avalanche tonight.
This is the first meeting between the two teams and there are some injuries to report. Injuries for the Avs are Brandon Yip, who scored a pair of goals in Colorado’s last meeting with the Stars last April, remains out with a broken forearm and Peter Mueller is out with a head injury. For the Dallas Stars Steve Ott will be out with a hip pointer injury tonight and possibly for their next game as wel.
The puck drops at 730 pm CST as this game between the Dallas Stars and the Colorado Avalanche will be the first of the year in an often fun series of matchups. As always the game will be on 1310AM The Ticket and tonight will be on FS-SW on the TV side. Tune in for a game that features two teams that have started off the year unexpectedly well. The Avs are 6-1-0 on the road and feature one of the younger rosters in the West, while the Stars are 5-1-0 at home and are winning under new coach Glen Gulutzan. Both teams excel in close games and are tonight should be a good chance for both teams to try and prove something.
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