Dallas Stars (25-21-2, 52 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (19-23-7, 45 pts)
9:30 PM CT, February 1, 2012
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Hey ya, welcome back to hockey. It's been seemingly forever since the Stars have played a game and it's good to have hockey back again tonight. Dallas gets Anaheim again, the team that they played (and beat 1-0) in the game just before the All-Star break.
Dallas comes into this game finally healthy. Jamie Benn (super accurate Jamie Benn) and Brenden Morrow are off the IR and ready to roll again. The lineups should be back to what they usually were and expect Loui Eriksson to get back to his point-gathering self.
Benn missed five games while Morrow was out for just one. Dallas went 1-3-1 in the time without Benn and dropped down into 10th in the West (or at least tied for 10th with Calgary and Phoenix) with 52 points. They're three points behind the Minnesota Wild for the last playoff spot and have two games in hand.
Dallas shutout the Ducks in the la...