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Phoenix Coyotes at Dallas Stars - Game #59 Preview - Make it Seven... WINS!

If only we were playing a Canadian team tonight, that title would have so much more meaning... In any event, the Coyotes look to extend their winning streak to seven games and give a perfect ending to this four game roadtrip. The Coyotes are coming off another big shootout win, this time with Jason LaBarbera in goal. That makes for a well rested Ilya Bryzgalov to face a Dallas team that is still trying to break into the playoff race.

The Stars have beaten the Wild 4-2 and lost to the Blue Jackets on Thursday 2-1 since our last meeting this past weekend. The Columbus game was an odd one where the Jackets scored in the empty net and the the Stars came back to score one after the empty netter. Not a lot of luck going Dallas' way lately.

Starting Goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ilya Bryzgalov 49 2879 30 14 110 2.29 1375 1265 .920 6

It kind of scares me to say this, but Ilya Bryzgalov seems to have completely regained his early season form. It scares me because I don't want to jinx it, but he just saving everything. As evidenced by yet another shutout in his last apperance. Can't ask form more than perfection :P


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Marty Turco 39 2289 16 15 107 2.80 1159 1052 .908 2

This is the first time we've seen Turco in quite a while. The last time we saw the Dallas defenseman goalie was back on November 27th when the Coyotes took the Stars down 5-2. He lost in his last start against Columbus, but only gave up one goal in the 2-1 loss.

Key Players


Taylor Pyatt

#14 / Left Wing / Phoenix Coyotes

6-4

230

Aug 19, 1981


I think it's about time for the big guy to put himself back on the scoresheet. He's been quietly playing some good defensive hockey, but he needs to get another scoring run going.


Steve Ott

#29 / Center / Dallas Stars

6-0

193

Aug 19, 1982


He was a little punk in the last meeting and probably hasn't changed his lovely personality since then. He tried to get Yandle to fight and got called for the penalty. Usually happens the other way around. We'll see what he brings tonight.

The Infirmary


Phoenix Coyotes Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kurt Sauer head 10/07/2009
Scottie Upshall knee 01/29/2010


Dallas Stars Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Modano knee 02/05/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Ribeiro other-excused 01/07/2010
Tom Wandell knee 01/22/2010