Canucks at Stars
7:30 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Canucks 4-2-3, 11 points; Stars 7-2-0, 14 pts.
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About the Canucks: Unbeaten in three road games, the Canucks won their first at home on Tuesday, snapping previously unbeaten Montreal’s nine-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory. Brandon Sutter leads the team with seven points (five goals, two assists). Goalie Ryan Miller has started all nine games and has a 1.97 goals-against average this season. Coach Willie Desjardins, a former Stars assistant, said Miller could be due a rest. If so, former Star Richard Bachman will be in net.
About the Stars: The Stars trailed 3-0 before beating the Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday. Defenseman Jason Demers returns from a two-game suspension for elbowing Pittsburgh’s Nick Bonino last Thursday. Dallas swept last year’s meetings 3-0-0 and has won seven in a row in the series by a combined score of 29-10. Jamie Benn leads the NHL in points (15) and goals (8) while Tyler Seguin is third in points (13) and second in assists (9).