Sharks at Stars
2 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Sharks 5-4-0, 10 points; Stars 8-2-0, 16 pts.
About the Sharks: They’ve slumped after a 4-0-0 start. Joel Ward (5 goals, 3 assists) and Joe Pavelski (4 goals, 4 assists) lead San Jose in scoring. Goalie Martin Jones is 5-3 in his eight starts with a 1.74 goals-against average but is 0-2-0 in his career against the Stars. Backup Alex Stalock is 3-1-0 against the Stars with a 2.68 GAA.
About the Stars: Their 16 points are the most in the Western Conference and second in the NHL to Montreal, which won its first nine games. Last season the Stars needed 21 games to reach eight wins. Scoring champ Jamie Benn continues a blistering pace, leading the league with nine goals and 17 points. Tyler Seguin’s 10 assists share the NHL lead. Dallas starts a four-game road trip Monday to Toronto, Boston, Carolina and Detroit.