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Calgary Flames - Dallas Stars Playoff Preview

The Flames and Stars could be the cure for insomnia with their playoff series.

NHL: DEC 22 Flames at Stars Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Playoff Preview: Calgary Flames - Dallas Stars

The Flames reward for dispatching the Winnipeg Jets in their 5 game qualifying series is a date with the Dallas Stars in the first round of the playoffs. The Flames and Stars match-up is pretty even across the board as both teams finished the regular season within three points of each other.

Dallas earned the 3rd seed in the Western Conference playoff picture by defeating the Blues 3-1 in one of their round robin games. Dallas went 1-2-0 during their playoff tune up, losing to Vegas and Colorado by a combined score of 9-3.

If you’re looking for exciting playoff hockey, this might not be the series that gets your blood flowing. The game between the Flames and Stars are usually plodding and boring affairs where if three goals total find the back of the net it’s a miracle. With that said, the Flames did hang five goals on Dallas in their final meeting of the season before COVID-19 put the NHL season on hiatus.

Here’s a look below at how the Flames and Stars match-up in that stats column.

Playoff Series Schedule (all game in Edmonton @ Rogers Place)

Game 1: 8/11, 3:30 PM MT

Game 2: 8/13. 7:30 PM MT

Game 3: 8/14, 8:30 PM MT

Game 4: 8/16, 12 PM MT

Game 5: 8/18, TBD

Game 6: 8/20, TBD

Game 7: 8/22, TBD

2019-20 Record

Calgary Flames: 36-27-7, 3rd Pacific, 7th West

Dallas Stars: 37-24-8, 3rd Central, 4th West

Team Leaders:

Flames- Goals: Lindholm (29) Points: Tkachuk (61) PIM: Tkachuk (74) Save%: Talbot (.919)

Stars- Goals: Gurianov (20) Points: Seguin (50) PIM: Perry (70) Save%: Khudobin (.930)

Offence

Calgary Flames: 20th overall (204 GF) (average 2.91 GF)

Dallas Stars: 29th overall (178 GF) (average 2.57 GF)

PP

Calgary Flames: 12th overall (21.2%), 41-193 (PPG/PPO)

Dallas Stars: 13th overall (21.1%), 42-199 (PPG/PPO)

SHG

Calgary Flames: 6

Dallas Stars: 5

PK

Calgary Flames: 8th overall (82.1%), 35-196 (PPGA/TSH)

Dallas Stars: 17th (79.7%), 44-217 (PPGA/TSH)

PIM

Calgary Flames: 11th overall (615)

Dallas Stars: 17th overall (568)

Goaltending

Calgary Flames: 13th overall Team Save% (.906)

Dallas Stars: 2nd overall Team Save% (9.18)

Goal Differential

Calgary Flames: -10

Dallas Stars: +4

Head To Head 2019-20

Regular Season

10/10: Calgary 3 @ Dallas 2 (SOW)

11/13: Calgary 1 vs Dallas 3 (L)

12/22: Calgary 5 @ Dallas 1 (W)

Overall Head To Head

All Time: 79-78-25 (Calgary)

Calgary home: 45-31-14

Calgary away: 34-47-11

Playoffs: 0-0-0

Stanley Cups

Calgary Flames: 1 (1989)

Dallas Stars: 1 (1999)