[4:00 PM] Stars @ Canucks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Dallas Stars (6-6-3)

@ Vancouver Canucks (5-9-1)


Starting Goalies:

Antti Niemi (DAL): Unconfirmed

Ryan Miller (VAN): Likely


Current odds:

Dallas Stars: (-120)

Vancouver Canucks: (+109)


The Dallas Stars are beginning to build some momentum after an injury-aided slow start and try for their 11th straight victory over Vancouver when they visit the struggling Canucks on Sunday afternoon. The Stars managed one victory in seven games (1-4-2) before knocking off Calgary (Thursday) and Edmonton (Friday), allowing two goals in each encounter.

The Canucks, who started the season with four straight wins at home, come back to Rogers Arena after a 1-5-0 road trip. Vancouver is last in the league in scoring at 1.8 goals per game and near the bottom on the power play (8.7 percent).

Seguin leads the team with seven goals and 17 points, and is among a group of forwards raising their production level over the last week. Seguin and Patrick Eaves have each notched five points in the last four games while Jamie Benn owns two goals and two assists during the brief winning streak.

Vancouver is balanced on offense, but no one has reached double figures in points through the first 15 games with Henrik Sedin leading the way at nine. Daniel Sedin (five goals, three assists) and Bo Horvat (four, three) have contributed, but major offseason signing Loui Eriksson has managed only one goal – in the lone win on the recent trip against the New York Rangers.

Three of the last four meetings, including two of three last season, came after regulation.


StreakSmarts Pick: Dallas Stars

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick