[7:40 PM] Stars @ Red Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Dallas Stars (9-8-6)

@ Detroit Red Wings (10-10-2)


Starting Goalies:

Kari Lehtonen(DAL): Unconfirmed

Petr Mrazek(DET): Confirmed


The Dallas Stars attempt to halt their three-game skid on the road when they continue their four-game trip Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings. Dallas fell to 0-1-2 in its last three away from home after suffering a 4-3 overtime loss at St. Louis on Monday in the opener of its trek.

Stephen Johns was recalled from a brief conditioning stint in the American Hockey League on Sunday but again was a healthy scratch against St. Louis. The 24-year-old defenseman, who recorded three goals and a plus-2 rating in two contests with Texas over the weekend, has appeared in only three of Dallas’ last seven games. Julius Honka is making it difficult to open a spot on the blue line for Johns, as the 20-year-old Finnish defenseman notched two assists Monday to give him three in four contests since being recalled from the AHL.

Petr Mrazek will be in net on Tuesday and — as a result of Jimmy Howard’s lower-body injury — be backed up by Jared Coreau, who could make his NHL debut over the weekend. Tomas Jurco was activated from long-term injured reserve and could make his season debut against Dallas after recovering from offseason back surgery.

Oleksiak had scored only two goals in his first 86 career games.

Detroit D Brendan Smith (knee) and LW Tyler Bertuzzi (ankle) were placed on injured reserve, with the former expected to miss a month and the latter three-to-five weeks.

Dallas is completing its third back-to-back set of the season and is 1-0-1 thus far in the finales.


StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Red Wings 

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick