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NHL Game Matchup Report
Friday, 02/09/2018 at 08:35 pm PITTSBURGH (30-26) at  DALLAS (33-23)
Game Matchups Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU Units O/U/P SOG SHT % PP PP % SOG SHT % PP PP %
13PITTSBURGH 100 3.1 3 30-26 -3.4 29-25-2 1926 8.9 192 26.6% 1727 9.8% 192 17.2%
14DALLAS -120 3.1 2.6 33-23 2.8 30-24-2 1787 9.8 174 20.1% 1674 8.7% 192 17.7%
Preview - DALLAS vs PITTSBURGHGame Write Up
A couple of teams that have put themselves squarely in playoff contention, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Dallas Stars clash at the American Airlines Center for an East-West tilt. The opening face-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, February 9, and yo...more
By BTB Staff | February 9, 2018, 7:55 am
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Goalie Estimate Edge
PITTSBURGH -100
DALLAS -102 18
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
PITTSBURGH Team Trends
  ATS Win/Loss Record Over/Under
  Current Year Last 3 Years Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
  W-L Units W-L Units W-L Units O-U O-U O-U
in all games 30-25 -2.4 160-108 16.9 933-845 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-50.95 28-25 132-111 844-809
in a road game where where the total is 6 or more 6-8 -2.8 11-13 -3.5 126-154 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-17.2 6-7 10-13 136-120
in February games 2-1 0.75 17-11 0.85 101-101 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-19.2 2-1 15-12 103-89
second half of the season 11-4 6.6 98-55 24.4 546-495 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-23.45 8-7 76-63 512-451
on Friday nights 4-3 0.5 17-15 -2.9 113-95 class="matchup_data matchup_td"5.2 3-4 14-16 98-99
when playing with 2 days rest 10-4 4.95 35-25 2 216-160 class="matchup_data matchup_td"39.05 7-7 28-24 177-166
after a non-conference game 13-11 -0.25 48-42 -3.55 213-215 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-30 10-13 37-47 194-205
in non-conference games 10-15 -10.1 47-46 -14.6 221-211 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-18.65 11-13 41-45 193-212
after allowing 4 goals or more 17-6 9.65 56-22 29.35 297-285 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-15.05 10-13 36-37 282-274
after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game 14-9 2.9 64-47 0.65 348-304 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-32.75 14-7 63-40 340-281
when playing against a team with a winning record 14-8 5.1 84-61 12.4 438-465 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-37.15 15-7 71-57 437-386
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season 6-2 4 56-34 17.1 271-273 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-1.1 5-3 41-39 270-220
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DALLAS Team Trends
  ATS Win/Loss Record Over/Under
  Current Year Last 3 Years Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
  W-L Units W-L Units W-L Units O-U O-U O-U
in all games 32-23 1.8 123-109 -4.9 938-787 class="matchup_data matchup_td"12.6 29-24 123-102 766-838
in a home game where where the total is 6 or more 8-4 1.25 11-9 -2.4 55-34 class="matchup_data matchup_td"4.55 4-7 9-10 34-51
in February games 4-0 4 15-15 -3.1 111-96 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-2.5 1-2 19-10 89-101
second half of the season 10-5 2 57-58 -7.55 518-456 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-13.5 6-8 64-45 433-455
on Friday nights 4-2 0.2 15-6 6.9 148-123 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-10 3-3 9-12 121-126
in non-conference games 13-9 2.05 45-41 -3.45 240-203 class="matchup_data matchup_td"0.15 12-9 43-41 199-219
when playing against a team with a winning record 16-15 -4.85 52-60 -12.75 428-412 class="matchup_data matchup_td"10.55 16-15 58-51 378-393
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season 1-3 -3.85 20-30 -10.35 235-230 class="matchup_data matchup_td"1.75 1-3 26-21 207-215
when playing on back-to-back days 3-4 -1.05 10-19 -7.8 128-138 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-13.3 4-3 15-14 123-129
after a division game 13-5 6.75 44-43 -6.9 292-249 class="matchup_data matchup_td"2.25 10-7 46-35 234-260
after a win by 2 goals or more 10-10 -4.1 30-39 -21.6 271-244 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-26.8 9-11 30-38 197-280
after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game 11-11 -4.5 42-40 -10 296-258 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-16 11-11 37-44 222-295
after a 3 game unbeaten streak 4-2 1 11-13 -7.5 145-139 class="matchup_data matchup_td"-46.1 4-1 8-15 114-155
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
PITTSBURGH Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L-T Units W-L O-U Score Shots Score Shots
All 30-26-0 -3.4 30-26 29-25 3.071 34.393 3.036 30.839
Road Games 10-18-0 -9.75 10-18 13-14 2.5 31.786 3.286 30.536
Last 5 Games 3-2-0 0.75 3-2 4-1 4.2 32.2 3.4 34.8
NONCONF 10-16-0 -11.1 10-16 12-13 2.5 34.577 3.154 30.615
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
DALLAS Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L-T Units W-L O-U Score Shots Score Shots
All 33-23-0 2.8 33-23 30-24 3.125 31.911 2.589 29.893
Home Games 20-9-0 4.4 20-9 15-13 3.448 33 2.276 30.931
Last 5 Games 5-0-0 5 5-0 2-2 4 34 1.6 31.4
NONCONF 14-9-0 3.05 14-9 13-9 3.13 32.13 2.478 28.87
PITTSBURGH Current Season Statistics
  Scoring Shots on Goal Power Plays  
Games Goals 1rst 2nd 3rd OT EN Shots Pct Num Conv Pct AST
Team Stats (All Games) 56 172 45 55 63 9 7 1926 8.9% 192 51 26.6% 293
Team Stats (Road Games) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0% 0
Team Stats (Last 5 Games) 28 70 18 29 22 1 2 890 7.9% 86 23 26.7% 121
Team Stats (vs. Division) 5 21 5 5 11 0 1 161 13% 15 3 20% 34
Stats Against (All Games) 56 170 49 67 50 4 7 1727 9.8% 192 33 17.2% 288
Stats Against (Road Games) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0% 0
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 28 92 27 36 26 3 5 855 10.8% 99 16 16.2% 158
Stats Against (vs. Division) 5 17 3 7 6 1 1 174 9.8% 17 3 17.6% 30
DALLAS Current Season Statistics
  Scoring Shots on Goal Power Plays  
Games Goals 1rst 2nd 3rd OT EN Shots Pct Num Conv Pct AST
Team Stats (All Games) 56 175 47 75 46 7 13 1787 9.8% 174 35 20.1% 282
Team Stats (Road Games) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0% 0
Team Stats (Last 5 Games) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0% 0
Team Stats (vs. Division) 5 20 1 11 7 1 3 170 11.8% 17 4 23.5% 31
Stats Against (All Games) 56 145 40 47 54 4 11 1674 8.7% 192 34 17.7% 243
Stats Against (Road Games) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0% 0
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0% 0
Stats Against (vs. Division) 5 8 5 1 2 0 0 157 5.1% 17 1 5.9% 13
PITTSBURGHGoalie Statistics
  Goalie Statistics Team's record in starts
Goalie Games Starts Shots Saves PCT SHO ATS Units SU Units O-U
DESMITH CASEY (DIVISION) 2 2 73 69 94.5% 0 1-1 -0.25 1-1-0 0 0-2
DESMITH CASEY (Home) 3 2 70 65 92.9% 0 2-0 2 2-0-0 2 1-1
DESMITH CASEY (Last 4 Games) 4 4 135 126 93.3% 0 2-2 -0.25 2-2-0 0 1-3
DESMITH CASEY (NONCONF) 4 3 106 97 91.5% 0 2-1 1.25 2-1-0 1 1-2
DESMITH CASEY (PLAYOFFS) 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0
DESMITH CASEY (Road) 4 3 118 109 92.4% 0 1-2 -1 1-2-0 -1 0-3
JARRY TRISTAN (All) 18 16 472 434 91.9% 0 9-7 -0.15 9-7-0 0 9-6
JARRY TRISTAN (DIVISION) 7 6 174 160 92% 0 4-2 1.25 4-2-0 1 4-2
JARRY TRISTAN (Home) 11 9 263 238 90.5% 0 6-3 0.85 6-3-0 1 6-2
JARRY TRISTAN (Last 4 Games) 4 4 109 97 89% 0 3-1 2 3-1-0 2 3-1
JARRY TRISTAN (NONCONF) 5 4 131 119 90.8% 0 0-4 -5.15 0-4-0 -5 2-2
JARRY TRISTAN (PLAYOFFS) 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0
JARRY TRISTAN (Road) 7 7 209 196 93.8% 0 3-4 -1 3-4-0 -1 3-4
MURRAY MATT (All) 35 32 983 888 90.3% 1 18-14 -1.25 18-14-0 0 16-15
MURRAY MATT (DIVISION) 9 8 248 223 89.9% 0 6-2 3.5 6-2-0 4 4-4
MURRAY MATT (Home) 18 17 537 491 91.4% 1 12-5 3.5 12-5-0 3 9-8
MURRAY MATT (Last 4 Games) 4 4 136 123 90.4% 0 3-1 2 3-1-0 2 4-0
MURRAY MATT (NONCONF) 19 18 542 491 90.6% 1 8-10 -6.2 8-10-0 -7 8-9
MURRAY MATT (PLAYOFFS) 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0
MURRAY MATT (Road) 17 15 446 397 89% 0 6-9 -4.75 6-9-0 -4 7-7
DALLASGoalie Statistics
  Goalie Statistics Team's record in starts
Goalie Games Starts Shots Saves PCT SHO ATS Units SU Units O-U
BISHOP BEN (DIVISION) 15 15 408 370 90.7% 2 7-8 -3.45 7-8-0 -3 7-7
BISHOP BEN (Home) 26 25 758 707 93.3% 3 16-9 0.4 16-9-0 0 12-13
BISHOP BEN (Last 4 Games) 4 4 142 132 93% 0 2-2 -1.6 2-2-0 -2 0-3
BISHOP BEN (NONCONF) 15 15 426 389 91.3% 1 8-7 -0.85 8-7-0 -1 8-7
BISHOP BEN (PLAYOFFS) 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0
BISHOP BEN (Road) 16 16 462 415 89.8% 1 6-10 -4.65 6-10-0 -4 9-6
LEHTONEN KARI (All) 18 15 445 409 91.9% 1 11-4 7.05 11-4-0 6 9-5
LEHTONEN KARI (DIVISION) 6 4 137 125 91.2% 1 2-2 0 2-2-0 0 3-1
LEHTONEN KARI (Home) 6 4 136 124 91.2% 0 4-0 4 4-0-0 4 3-0
LEHTONEN KARI (Last 4 Games) 4 4 113 107 94.7% 0 4-0 4 4-0-0 4 3-1
LEHTONEN KARI (NONCONF) 8 8 237 220 92.8% 0 6-2 3.9 6-2-0 3 5-2
LEHTONEN KARI (PLAYOFFS) 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0
LEHTONEN KARI (Road) 12 11 309 285 92.2% 1 7-4 3.05 7-4-0 2 6-5
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
PITTSBURGH Schedule
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U
12/31/2017 @DETROIT 1-4 L 0, -130 L 5.5 U
12/29/2017 @CAROLINA 1-2 L 0, 115 L 5.5 U
12/27/2017 COLUMBUS 5-4 W 0, -150 W 5.5 O
12/23/2017 ANAHEIM 0-4 L 0, -175 L 5.5 U
12/21/2017 COLUMBUS 3-2 W 0, -170 W 5.5 U
12/18/2017 @COLORADO 2-4 L 0, -155 L 6 O
12/16/2017 @ARIZONA 4-2 W 0, -170 W 5.5 O
12/14/2017 @VEGAS 1-2 L 0, -105 L 6 U
12/11/2017 COLORADO 1-2 L 0, -215 L 6 U
12/09/2017 TORONTO 3-4 L 0, -130 L 6.5 O
12/07/2017 NY ISLANDERS 4-3 W 0, -160 W 6.5 O
12/05/2017 NY RANGERS 3-4 L 0, -175 L 6.5 O
12/02/2017 BUFFALO 5-1 W 0, -235 W 6 O
12/01/2017 @BUFFALO 4-0 W 0, -145 W 5.5 U
02/09/2018 @DALLAS 3-4 L 0, 100 L 6 O
02/06/2018 VEGAS 5-4 W 0, -130 W 6 O
02/03/2018 @NEW JERSEY 1-3 L 0, -125 L 6 U
02/02/2018 WASHINGTON 7-4 W 0, -160 W 5.5 O
01/30/2018 SAN JOSE 5-2 W 0, -175 W 5.5 O
01/25/2018 MINNESOTA 6-3 W 0, -135 W 5.5 O
01/23/2018 CAROLINA 3-1 W 0, -155 W 5.5 U
01/20/2018 @SAN JOSE 1-2 L 0, 100 L 5.5 U
01/18/2018 @LOS ANGELES 3-1 W 0, 125 W 5.5 U
01/17/2018 @ANAHEIM 3-5 L 0, 100 L 5.5 O
01/14/2018 NY RANGERS 5-2 W 0, -180 W 6 O
01/13/2018 DETROIT 4-1 W 0, -205 W 5.5 U
01/07/2018 BOSTON 6-5 W 0, -115 W 5.5 O
01/05/2018 @NY ISLANDERS 4-0 W 0, -105 W 6.5 U
01/04/2018 CAROLINA 0-4 L 0, -140 L 5.5 U
01/02/2018 @PHILADELPHIA 5-1 W 0, -105 W 5.5 O
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Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DALLAS Schedule
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U
12/31/2017 SAN JOSE 6-0 W 0, -115 W 5.5 O
12/29/2017 ST LOUIS 4-2 W 0, -140 W 5.5 O
12/27/2017 @MINNESOTA 2-4 L 0, -110 L 5.5 O
12/23/2017 NASHVILLE 4-3 W 0, -135 W 6 O
12/21/2017 CHICAGO 4-0 W 0, -135 W 5.5 U
12/19/2017 WASHINGTON 3-4 L 0, -120 L 5.5 O
12/16/2017 @PHILADELPHIA 1-2 L 0, 110 L 5.5 U
12/15/2017 @NEW JERSEY 2-5 L 0, -160 L 5.5 O
12/13/2017 @NY ISLANDERS 5-2 W 0, 110 W 6 O
12/11/2017 @NY RANGERS 2-1 W 0, 100 W 6 U
12/09/2017 VEGAS 3-5 L 0, -190 L 6 O
12/07/2017 @ST LOUIS 0-3 L 0, 140 L 5.5 U
12/05/2017 NASHVILLE 2-5 L 0, -165 L 6 O
12/03/2017 @COLORADO 7-2 W 0, -105 W 5.5 O
12/02/2017 CHICAGO 3-2 W 0, -145 W 6 U
02/09/2018 PITTSBURGH 4-3 W 0, -120 W 6 O
02/08/2018 @CHICAGO 4-2 W 0, -115 W 6 O
02/05/2018 NY RANGERS 2-1 W 0, -220 W 6 U
02/03/2018 MINNESOTA 6-1 W 0, -150 W 5.5 O
02/01/2018 @ARIZONA 4-1 W 0, -150 W 5.5 U
01/30/2018 LOS ANGELES 0-3 L 0, -175 L 5.5 U
01/25/2018 TORONTO 1-4 L 0, -185 L 6 U
01/23/2018 FLORIDA 6-1 W 0, -185 W 5.5 O
01/20/2018 @BUFFALO 7-1 W 0, -155 W 5.5 O
01/18/2018 @COLUMBUS 1-2 L 0, -125 L 5.5 U
01/16/2018 @DETROIT 4-2 W 0, -130 W 5.5 O
01/15/2018 @BOSTON 3-2 W 0, 140 W 5.5 U
01/13/2018 COLORADO 1-4 L 0, -200 L 5.5 U
01/06/2018 EDMONTON 5-1 W 0, -145 W 5.5 O
01/04/2018 NEW JERSEY 4-3 W 0, -165 W 5.5 O
01/02/2018 COLUMBUS 1-2 L 0, -155 L 5.5 U
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Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Team Statistics Goalie Statistics
Date Teams Score Line Tot. Result Shots AST PWR Play Starter Shots Saves
02/09/2018 PITTSBURGH 3 0, 100 6 O 37 4 2 MURRAY MATT 36 33
DALLAS 4 0, -120 36 6 3 LEHTONEN KARI 37 34
02/28/2017 PITTSBURGH 2 0, -145 6.5 U 20 4 1 MURRAY MATT 32 29
DALLAS 3 0, 125 32 5 1 NIEMI ANTTI 20 18
12/01/2016 DALLAS 2 0, 155 5.5 O 35 4 3 NIEMI ANTTI 39 34
PITTSBURGH 6 0, -175 40 12 5 FLEURY MARC-ANDRE 35 33
10/22/2015 DALLAS 4 0, 105 5.5 U 23 5 3 NIEMI ANTTI 34 33
PITTSBURGH 1 0, -125 34 0 5 FLEURY MARC-ANDRE 23 19
10/08/2015 PITTSBURGH 0 0, -110 5.5 U 37 0 3 FLEURY MARC-ANDRE 24 21
DALLAS 3 0, -110 24 6 5 NIEMI ANTTI 37 37
03/19/2015 PITTSBURGH 1 0, 100 5.5 U 32 2 4 FLEURY MARC-ANDRE 26 24
DALLAS 2 0, -120 26 4 4 LEHTONEN KARI 32 31
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PITTSBURGH Key Player Injuries
[RW] 02/09/2018 - Patric Hornqvist IR ( Lower Body )
[RW] 02/09/2018 - Tom Kuhnhackl IR (02/07) ( Lower Body )
[LW] 02/09/2018 - Conor Sheary is upgraded to probable Friday vs Dallas ( Lower Body )
[RW] 02/09/2018 - Patric Hornqvist IR (02/02) ( Lower Body )
[D] 02/09/2018 - Matt Hunwick is "?" Sunday vs St Louis ( Upper Body )
[RW] 02/09/2018 - Carter Rowney left last game, is upgraded to probable ( Lower Body )
[D] 02/06/2018 - Matt Hunwick is "?" Friday vs Dallas ( Upper Body )
[RW] 02/06/2018 - Carter Rowney left last game, is "?" Friday vs Dallas ( Lower Body )
[RW] 02/06/2018 - Tom Kuhnhackl left last game, is "?" Friday vs Dallas ( Lower Body )
[D] 02/06/2018 - Chad Ruhwedel is out indefinitely ( Upper Body )
[RW] 02/05/2018 - Patric Hornqvist is out indefinitely ( Lower Body )
[LW] 02/01/2018 - Conor Sheary IR (01/30) ( Lower Body )
DALLAS Key Player Injuries
[D] 02/09/2018 - Julius Honka injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Pittsburgh ( Upper Body )
[D] 02/09/2018 - Julius Honka injured last game, is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Pittsburgh ( Upper Body )
[C] 02/09/2018 - Martin Hanzal is OUT Friday vs Pittsburgh ( Lower Body )
[D] 02/09/2018 - Julius Honka is "?" Sunday vs Vancouver ( Upper Body )
[C] 02/09/2018 - Martin Hanzal is "?" Sunday vs Vancouver ( Lower Body )
[D] 02/09/2018 - Marc Methot is upgraded to "?" Sunday vs Vancouver ( Knee )
[C] 02/08/2018 - Martin Hanzal is "?" Thursday vs Chicago ( Muscle Pull )
[D] 02/01/2018 - Marc Methot IR (01/05) ( Knee )