The Anaheim Ducks host the Dallas Stars at Honda Center.
The puck drops at 7:00pm
The Ducks enter tonight’s game with a record of 40-11-5 with 85 points. The second place, San José Sharks are 11 points behind the Ducks. Jonas Hiller gets the start tonight against the Stars while Viktor Fasth remains out of the lineup. Hiller boasts a 24-7-4 record with 2.39 goals against average and a .914 save percentage. Ryan Getzlaf leads the team with assists with 37 and points with 63. He also had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick; a goal, an assist, and a fight, against the Flyers. Corey Perry leads the team with 29 goals for 59 points. Cam Fowler leads the defense with six goals for 30 points while Hampus Lindholm has posted five goals for 18 points. Tonight the Ducks have to transition away from the physical game of the Flyers to the speedy game of the Stars. Rickard Rakell has been recalled from the Norfolk Admirals to replace Nick Bonino, who is out for at least the next three games.
The Stars enter tonight’s matchup with a 24-21-9 record and 57 points; placing them in sixth place of the Central Division. The Stars have elected to start Dan Ellis tonight in leu of Kari Lehtonen. Tyler Seguin leads his team with 24 goals and 29 assists for 53 points. Closely behind is Jamie Benn with 21 goals for 49 points. Antoine Roussel leads his team with 134 penalties in minutes and will do his best to pick a fight with Pat Maroon.
The Stars are on a mission to win after a mediocre home-stand. Seguin is on a four game points street after posting three goals and five assists in that time. Each team has left the ice with a win in this series, tonight is the final chance to win and take the series for the season.