Final 1 2 3 Tot
Calgary 2 4 0 6
Dallas 1 1 3 5
11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST23:00 UAE14:00 ETNaN:� BRT, January 14, 2023
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas  Attendance: 18,532

After tough loss, Stars aim to douse Flames in matinee

Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars

  1. The Flames are 4-1-1 against the Stars over their last six meetings after going 0-5-1 in their previous six. Calgary won the most recent meeting, 4-2, in April of last season and won the last game played in Dallas by a score of 4-3.
  2. Calgary has gone 1-0-2 on its current five game road trip against Central Division opponents. The Flames have outshot their opponent in all three games on this road trip and own the second-highest shot differential in the NHL this month at +46 (Carolina, +101).
  3. Dillon Dube scored two goals, including the game-winner in his last game bringing his total to 10 on the season. He is the fourth player on the Flames this season to hit the double-digit mark in goals. There are only five teams left in the NHL who have less than four skaters with 10 or more goals.
  4. The Stars were stunned by the Rangers after a last second goal and a quick score just 1:16 into overtime on Thursday. The Stars have gone 5-1-0 over their last six games in Dallas, going 8-for-20 (40.0%) on the power play netting at least one PPG in five straight games.
  5. Jason Robertson has 172 shots on goal this season, the eighth most in the NHL. He was held to zero shots in his last game, just the 12th time in his career he has had no shots on goal. The Stars went 5-1-1 in the first seven games Robertson failed to record a shot but are now 0-4-1 in the last five such games.
  6. Both the Flames and the Stars have allowed just eight goals this season in the final five minutes of the third period -- tying them with the Kraken for the second fewest in the NHL behind the Bruins' seven.

Less than one second separated the Dallas Stars from a shutout victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday.

Instead of returning home for Saturday's matinee matchup with the Calgary Flames riding high, the Stars must recover from a shocking loss in which the Rangers scored in the final tick of the clock during regulation and escaped with a 2-1 overtime victory.

"Everyone obviously wanted to win that one as bad as I did," said Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger. "It just sucks when guys play that great in front of you.

"We'll probably be thinking about that for a while."

The Stars, who remain atop the Central Division -- one point behind the Vegas Golden Knights for first place in the Western Conference -- and are on a 6-2-1 run, must turn the page quickly. After all, every team will earn wins snatched from the jaws of defeat and vice versa.

"Over a long season, you're going to win some games like that, you're going to lose some games like that," Dallas coach Pete DeBoer said. "It was a little bit of the hockey gods evening things out. I thought we played a much better game than we did (in beating the New York Islanders on Tuesday).

"Our execution, our attention to detail was where it needs to be playing against a good team."

There was no word Friday whether the Stars would have top-line center Roope Hintz, who has missed the last two games due to an upper-body injury.

The Flames arrive in Dallas finally back in the win column after scoring a trio of third-period goals in Thursday's 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. The Flames, who lost a pair of overtime games to kick off this road trip, have only won 10 of their last 20 games but have a 10-4-6 record in that span.

Coach Darryl Sutter said his club, which is sitting in the first Western Conference wild-card spot, executed the way it must.

"You need saves. That's the way the league is, big saves and timely goals, and our team ... is not an explosive team," Sutter said. "We all got to play the same way to give ourselves a chance to win."

The key for Calgary was to keep pushing after taking a 2-1 lead and put away the Blues.

"They had their push and it was good for us to get one back and keep going from there," said forward Dillon Dube, who scored twice, including the game-winner. "At 2-1, it's easy to just defend, but I think we kept to it, stuck to the way we needed to play."

The Flames are also feeling positive after watching rookie Walker Duehr score his first NHL goal. Duehr became the first player from South Dakota to play in the NHL when he made his debut last season, and now, in his third game, the first to score a goal.

He hopes his story -- an undrafted college player who works his way through the minors to earn his chance -- will provide a map for others from South Dakota.

"It probably puts the belief in their head, which it should," he said. "Anybody who puts their head down and goes to work can achieve pretty great things. Hopefully they can look at it and dream big."

Players born in 39 different states, as well as the District of Columbia, have scored an NHL goal.

--Field Level Media

Updated January 13, 2023