How to watch Stars vs. Wild: Live stream, game time, TV channel
What you need to know about Friday’s game between the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
Game 56: Dallas Stars (30-14-11, 71 points) vs. Minnesota Wild (28-21-5, 61 points)
When: Friday 17 February at 7:00 PM CT (1900)
Where: Xcel Energy Center – St Paul, MN
Television: Bally Sports Southwest (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Lauren Callender, Brien Rea, Brent Severyn, Michelle McMahon)
Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce LeVine)
Live Stats: NHL Game Center
Powers That Be
- The Stars face the Minnesota Wild for the fourth and final time this season on Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
- The Stars have won their last two (2-0-0) and have earned at least one point in the standings in each of their last six (4-0-2) games against the Wild.
- Through three games this season, the Stars have posted a 2-0-1 record, outscoring the Wild 13-7 (+6). The Stars have gone 2-for-8 (25.0%) on the power play and 7-for-9 (77.8%) on penalty kicks.
- Forward Roope Hintz leads Stars with four goals and seven points (4-3–7) against Minnesota this season, including a hat trick performance (3-1–4) on December 4, 2022. Forward Jason Robertson has recorded points (1-4–5) in each of the three meetings between the clubs this season, and captain Jamie Benn (2-0–2) and onwards Tyler Seguin (2-1–3) have added two goals each.
- Hintz has tallied points (5-7–12) in each of his last six games against the Wild, contributing a total of 15 points (7-8–15) in 15 games against them.
- Robertson has earned 12 points (6-6–12) in his last six games against Minnesota.
- Forward Joe Pavaelski has earned seven points (2-5–7) in his last six games against the Wild, contributing to a total of 44 points (21-23–44) in 52 career games against them.
- A native of Lakeville, Minnesota, goalkeeper Jake Oettinger has made six career appearances against the Wild, posting a 4-0-0 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.
- Goalkeeper Scott Wedgewood has made four career appearances against the Wild, posting a 0-1-2 record with a 3.29 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.
For better health
- Forward Roope Hintz lit the lamp (1-0–1) on Tuesday night against Boston and now has five points (4-1–5) in his last five games.
- Hintz ranks second on the club in goals (23), shares second in points (23-27–50) and ranks fourth in assists (27). He leads the club with two shorthanded goals and is fourth with five powerplay goals on the season.
- With 50 points in 47 games this season, Hintz is scoring at his fastest pace (1.06 points per game) for a single season.
- Hintz has recorded six multi-goal games this season, tied for the team lead and 10th in the league.
- Forward Jason Robertson recorded a goal (1-0–1) on Tuesday night against Boston.
- The 23-year-old leads the Stars in goals (34), assists (37) and points (71). He also leads the club in even-strength goals (27), even-strength points (27-20-47), power-play points (7-17-24) and game-winning goals (5). Robertson is tied for fifth among NHL runners in goals and ranks seventh in points.
- The Arcadia, Calif. native has 11 points (5-6–11) in his last 10 games, including ten even-strength points and one power-play point.
- Robertson joined captain Jamie Benn (3x) and Tyler Seguin (3x & 2x) as active stars to have consecutive 30-goal seasons with the club. He became the sixth active American-born player with multiple 30-goal seasons at age 23 or younger following Auston Matthews (5x), Phil Kessel (3x), Kyle Connor (3x), Zach Parise (2x) and Alex DeBrincat (2x) .
- Robertson is one assist back for a career-high 38 and eight points back from a career-high 79.
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