Mar 13, 2012; St. Paul, MN, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) is congratulated by forward Jamie Benn (14) following the victory against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Stars defeated the Wild 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Game Preview: Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames

Wednesday February 13

8:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus

Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM)

Last night, the Dallas Stars (7-5-1) have been finding ways to win and it has paid off. They extended their winning streak to four games, when they had a huge third period against the Edmonton Oilers to win 4-1. A three-goal third period put the game away, with Eric Nystrom sparking the outburst with his first goal of the season. It was also his first in 31 games, while Jaromir Jagr and Ryan Garbutt also lit the lamp in the last frame. Richard Bachman will start in net for the Stars.

Their opponent the Calgary Flames (3-4-3) are on a two game home stand that saw them lose in the shootout to the Minnesota Wild, 2-1 on Monday night.  It was the second straight loss for the Flames, who are 0-3 in shootouts this year. It was also announced that goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff will be out at least two more weeks with an MCL sprain.

We all know that the Dallas Stars are not good on back to back road series as Dallas is 1-14-2 in the second night of back-to-back sets since last season. If the Stars can find ways to figure out their back to back woes then they will be winning their fifth in a row and their second back to back win.

Game Notes

Stars Injuries: LW Ray Whitney (foot) is out for the Stars.

Flames Injuries: F Mike Cammalleri (hip) is expected to play. G Miikka Kiprusoff (MCL), C Mikael Backlund (lower body), LW Sven Baertschi (hip) and C Lance Bouma (knee) are out.

Players to watch for: Jarome Iginla has 19 goals and 35 points in 57 games against the Stars. Jamie Benn has nine points (six goals, three assists) in 11 games against the Flames.

Series Notes:

The teams are meeting for the first of three times this season; they’ll face each other in Dallas on Sunday. The Stars won three of the four games last season, though the Flames won the last one in Calgary.

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