Stars at Maple Leafs
6:30 p.m. Monday, Air Canada Centre, Toronto
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Stars 9-2-0, 18 points; Maple Leafs 1-7-2, 4 pts.
About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks, giving them eight wins in nine games. The Stars begin a four-game road trip that also includes stops in Boston, Carolina and Detroit. … Their 18 points are the most in the Western Conference and second in the NHL to Montreal (20). … The 9-2-0 start matches their best start in 1996-97 and equaled in 2006-07. … Dallas has outscored opponents 13-9 in the third period. … The Stars recalled forward Devin Shore from Texas of the AHL. He has eight goals in nine games.
About the Maple Leafs: Toronto has lost six straight under new coach Mike Babcock after Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to the Penguins. … The last time the Maple Leafs started their season at 1-7-2 was in 2009-10, when they finished 29th. … Toronto has allowed the first goal in nine of its 10 games. … Toronto’s power-play unit has gone 2-for-27 and hasn’t scored in its past 18 opportunities. They have given up two shorthanded goals during that stretch.