Stars-Ducks preview

Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks

Sunday April 3

7:00 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK 1310 AM

About the Stars

The Stars lost 3-1 at Los Angeles Saturday, extending their winless streak to six games (0-3-3). The Stars are five points out of a playoff spot with five games to go.

“We’ve probably got to win out to have a chance,” said Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski. “We’ve got five games and need to take them one at a time.”

The Stars are 1-5-3 in their last eight games.

Injuries: F Adam Burish (leg) is doubtful. D Nicklas Grossman (knee) and F Brian Sutherby (back) are out.

About the Ducks

The Ducks had a three-game winning streak snapped with a 4-2 loss at San Jose Saturday. The Ducks had a 2-0 lead after one period, but San Jose scored two in the second and then won it on a late power play goal.

"We're going to have play a full 60 minutes against a team like that," Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said. "We were unable to do that tonight."

The Ducks lost defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to an upper body injury late in the third period when he was hit into the boards by Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray.

Injuries: G Jonas Hiller (vertigo) is out.

Series Notes

*This is the sixth and final meeting of the season between the Stars and Ducks.

*The Stars are 1-2-2 in the season series and the Ducks are 4-1-0.

*Tuesday October 26 |at Dallas | Anaheim 5, Dallas 2

*Friday November 12 | at Anaheim | Anaheim 4, Dallas 2

*Tuesday November 16 | at Dallas | Dallas 2, Anaheim 1

*Friday March 4 | at Anaheim | Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 (OT)

*Wednesday March23 | at Dallas | Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 (OT)

Statistical Tidbits

*The Stars have scored 9 goals in the last six games.

*This is the Stars’ 11th set of back-to-back games this season. They are 11-8-1 overall in the games, including 7-3-1 in the first game and 4-6-0 in the second game.

*The Stars are 8-10-5 against the Pacific Division.

*The Ducks are one of two teams that have five players with 60 points or more this season. San Jose is the other.

*Anaheim is 5-14 (35.7%) on the power play over the last three games.

Statistical matchup

Statistical matchup between the Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks