Maple Leafs at Stars
7 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 97.6 FM
Records: Maple Leafs 27-20-5, 59 points; Stars 22-20-8, 52 pts.
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About the Maple Leafs: Winners of six games in a row, Toronto is shooting for its longest win streak since taking eight straight in the 2003-04 season. ... Their current streak came on the heels of losing five in a row. ... In the teams’ first meeting this season, goalie Jonathan Bernier faced a season-high 50 shots as Toronto managed a 3-2 shootout win. ... Veteran right win Phil Kessel scored twice Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche, extending his goal-scoring streak to four games. He leads the team with 26 goals and 26 assists. ... Bernier has won four straight in goal and backup James Reimer has two straight wins.
About the Stars: The good news is that the Stars won their last game, a 4-0 home triumph over the Minnesota Wild. The bad news is that the Stars have lost nine of their past 11 (2-8-1). ... This is the second game of a five-game homestand. ... Dallas has power-play goals in five consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 11-23, 2010. ... Forward Shawn Horcoff has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past seven games against Toronto. ... Tyler Seguin leads the Stars with 21 goals and 45 points. He shares the assists lead at 24 with Jamie Benn. – From online reports