Game 75: Dallas Stars (42-27-5, 89 points) vs. San Jose Sharks (29-33-11, 69 points)
When: Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. CT
Or: American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports South West Extra (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Lauren Callender, Brien Rea, Brent Severyn, Michelle McMahon)
Radio: Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce LeVine)
Online stream: Bally Sports
Radio in the arena: 97.5-FM
Live statistics: NHL Game Center
Tickets: See seats
Prepaid parking: buy now
Party at PNC Plaza: Starts at 5:00 p.m. with the music of A dangerous business.
Go turn off the lights, we’ll shine ’til morning
• Wearing their blackout jerseys for the second-to-last time this season, the Stars and San Jose Sharks close their three-game season streak Saturday at American Airlines Center.
• Dallas went 1-1-0 against San Jose this season, with both games taking place at the SAP Center.
• In the most recent meeting, the Stars defeated the Sharks, 5-4, on April 2 in San Jose. Tyler Seguin led the Stars with three assists/points and four other players had one goal, one assist games, including Roope Hintz, Vladislav Namestnikov, Joe Pavelsky and Jason Robertson. Goalie Scott Wedgewood stopped 24 of the 28 shots he faced.
• At home against the Sharks, the Stars have won six straight and are 9-2-0 in their last 11 games since the 2012-13 season.
• Pavelski spent 13 seasons with the franchise, ranking second in goals (355), power-play goals (121) and game-winning goals (60), while ranking third in points (761) and fourth in assists (406) and games played (963).
• Miro Heiskanen has points in four of his six career games against the Sharks (two goals, two assists) and has points in his two games against them at American Airlines Center (one goal, one assist).
• Seguin has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his last 10 games against San Jose and has points in six of his eight games (seven goals, three assists) against them at American Airlines Center.
• Captain Jamie Benn leads all Stars players with 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 41 career games against the Sharks.
• Radek Faksa has points in three of his last five games (one goal, two assists) against the Sharks.
Look what I built
It shines so beautifully
• Robertson scored twice against the Wild on Thursday night in his eighth multi-goal game of the season.
• Furthermore, the striker has points in three consecutive games (four goals, one assist) and has signed the scoresheet in four of his last five outings (four goals, seven assists).
• The Arcadia, Calif., native is tied for second in the league with 10 game-winning goals this season, tied for second in franchise history. He is now one game winner away from tying the franchise record of 11.
• Robertson ranks 15th in the NHL and leads the Stars with 36 goals this season. He hit the 30-goal mark in just 49 games, becoming the fastest Stars player to do so since Mike Modano in 1993-94 (48 games).
• Robertson ranks second in Dallas with 70 points in 66 games this season.
There’s no mystery in my cadence
I wrote the ending on smarter lines
• Pavelski picked up an assist on Thursday night against Minnesota and is on a three-game point streak (one goal, three assists) as well as eight points (three goals, five assists) in his last eight matches.
• The 37-year-old leads Dallas with 74 points (27 goals, 47 assists) this season, the most since the 2015-16 season when he posted 78 points (38 goals, 40 assists) with San Joseph.
• Pavelski is the first Stars player in the franchise to record at least 70 points at the age of 37.
• He’s also just the 29th player in NHL history to do so and the first since 2011-12 when Ray Whitney scored 77 points at age 39.
• The Plover, Wis., native leads the Stars with a career-high 47 assists and ranks third with 27 goals. He also ranks tied for 15th in the NHL and leads the team with 12 power play goals this season.
Know before you go
Prior to taking off for the game, please be aware of the following operational, health and safety protocols currently in place at American Airlines Center:
Bag Policy: Bracelet, pouch or wallet 4.5×6.5 allowed at all entrances. Handbags no larger than 14x14x6 will be permitted at designated x-ray entry points. No backpacks or large bags are permitted. Remote bag check-in at Silver Garage will be available for fans who need to check in oversized bags.
Readmission policy: Re-registration is not permitted at any event at the American Airlines Center. For certain situations such as medical needs, re-entry may be approved by the Guest Services Supervisor at the gate.
Smoking policy: You can smoke at JD Patio and ULTRA Club Patio. Non-smoking areas will be located on the Platinum level. All guests must be re-screened before entering the building.
Cashless transactions: Be sure to bring your debit/credit card to AAC for cashless transactions. No cash will be accepted.
For more information, please Click here for our 2021-22 health and safety protocols.
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Kyle Shohara is the digital manager of DallasStars.com and writes about the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter @kyleshohara.