McDavid, Oilers to host the Stars
By The Associated Press
Dallas Stars (40-31-6, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (34-34-8, fifth in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Connor McDavid leads Edmonton into a matchup against Dallas. He currently ranks second in the league with 112 points, scoring 39 goals and recording 73 assists.
The Oilers have gone 18-17-3 in home games. Edmonton averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Zack Kassian leads the team serving 98 total minutes.
The Stars are 18-17-3 on the road. Dallas has scored 40 power-play goals, converting on 20.1 percent of chances. In their last matchup on Dec. 3, Dallas won 4-1. Brett Ritchie recorded a team-high 2 points for the Stars.
TOP PERFORMERS: Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 46 goals and has recorded 99 points. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has eight goals over the last 10 games for Edmonton.Tyler Seguin leads the Stars with 43 total assists and has recorded 74 points. Alexander Radulov has totaled 10 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.3 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .944 save percentage.
Oilers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.2 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .892 save percentage.
Oilers Injuries: None listed.
Stars Injuries: Mats Zuccarello: out (broken arm), Ben Bishop: day to day (lower body).
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