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Stars-Coyotes Preview

Dallas Stars at Phoenix Coyotes

Tuesday March 1

8:00 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus

Radio: KTCK 1310 AM

About the Stars

The Stars won their second straight game, rallying for a 3-2 victory over Nashville Saturday afternoon at American Airlines Center.

“I think it’s a huge win,” said Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski, who scored the game-tying goal in the third period and then assisted on Loui Eriksson’s game-winner. “Trailing going into the third period, a big road trip coming up, this was a big game, and obviously where they were in the standings and where we were, it was a big win, definitely.”

Tuesday’s game kicks off a four-game road trip that will see the Stars play all four of their Pacific Division rivals.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal for the Stars Tuesday.

Injuries: Brad Richards (concussion-like symptoms) and D Nicklas Grossman (hip) are out.

About the Coyotes

The Coyotes’ winless streak hit three games (0-2-1) with a 4-3 shootout loss at Chicago on Sunday. The Coyotes overcame 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to force overtime.

“It was huge for us to get at least one point and give ourselves an opportunity to get two in the shootout,” Phoenix defenseman Keith Yandle said. “Just for us to get one point out of that game, being down, it's a big moral victory for us.”

The Coyotes Monday acquired defenseman Rostislav Klesla from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Scottie Upshall and defenseman Sami Lepisto.

Injuries: D Rostislav Klesla (knee) is day-to-day. D Ed Jovanovski (orbital bone) is out.

Series Notes

*This is the fifth of six meetings between the two teams this season.

*The Stars are 1-2-1 in the season series and Phoenix is 3-1-0.

*Friday November 5 | at Dallas | Dallas 6, Phoenix 3

*Saturday December 11 | at Phoenix | Phoenix 5, Dallas 1

*Sunday December 26 | at Dallas | Phoenix 1, Dallas 0

*Wednesday February 9 | at Dallas | Phoenix 3, Dallas 2 (OT)

Statistical Tidbits

*The Stars have allowed four goals in their last three games.

*Goalie Kari Lehtonen has stopped 85 of 89 shots for a .955 save percentage over the last three games.

*The Coyotes have been outscored 16-9 during a three-game winless streak (0-2-1).

*Phoenix has allowed eight power play goals over the last three games and is 8-16 on the penalty kill during that stretch. The Coyotes are 25-38 (65.8%) one the PK over the last eight games.

*The Stars are 5-16 (31.3%) on the power play against Phoenix this season.

*The Stars are 13-15 (86.7%) on the penalty kill over the last four games.

*Phoenix has allowed 39 or more shots in three of their last four games.

*The Coyotes have won five straight at home.

*The Stars snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 4-1 victory in Detroit on Thursday.

Statistical matchup

Statistical matchup between the Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes