9:09 pm
December 9

Stars @ Golden Knights

Who will WIN this matchup?

Dallas Stars (16-10-3)

@ Vegas Golden Knights (16-14-1)


Starting Goalies:

Ben Bishop (DAL): Confirmed

Marc-Andre Fleury (VGK): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Dallas Stars: (+135)

Vegas Golden Knights: (-155)


 The Dallas Stars are riding their longest winning streak of the season and hope to extend it when they begin a four-game road trip Sunday against the Vegas Golden Knights. Dallas has registered four consecutive victories after skating past San Jose 3-2 at home on Friday. The Stars trailed after one period but forged a tie in the second before defenseman Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie scored less than two minutes apart early in third, and the club went on to improve to 4-0-1 in its last five contests.

• Vegas also is looking to extend a streak as it has won four in a row at home, where it has lost just once in eight contests since Oct. 26. The Golden Knights will be attempting to avoid their first set of back-to-back losses since Nov. 10 and 11 after suffering a 5-1 setback at Los Angeles on Saturday. Oscar Lindberg scored the lone goal in defeat for Vegas, which had recorded at least four tallies in five of its previous six games.

• Dallas received a boost on Friday as Martin Hanzal made his season debut, joining the lineup for the first time since Feb. 21 due to a back injury. The 31-year-old Czech registered one shot and blocked another while going 7-1 on faceoffs over 12 minutes, 22 seconds of ice time. Ritchie is making the most of his latest opportunity as he has scored in back-to-back games – his first two goals of the season – after being healthy scratch for the previous five contests.

• Jonathan Marchessault has been kept off the scoresheet in three of his last four games but still tops the club with 23 points and shares the team lead in goals with 11. The 27-year-old will be hard-pressed to match his success from last season, when he registered career highs of 48 assists and 75 points. Ryan Carpenter, who notched an assist on Saturday, has yet to tally in 29 games this season after scoring a career-high nine goals in 36 contests last campaign.

• Stars captain Jamie Benn leads the team with 12 tallies despite having his three-game goal-scoring streak snapped on Friday.

• Vegas LW Max Pacioretty has registered five two-point performances in his last eight contests.

• Dallas C Tyler Seguin tops the club with 18 assists and is six away from 300 for his career.

StreakSmarter Pick
Vegas Golden Knights