Canucks at Stars
7:30 p.m. Friday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Canucks 9-8-6, 24 points; Stars 17-5-0, 34 pts.
About the Canucks: Vancouver has lost eight of its past 11 games, but is coming off a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. … Vancouver is 0-6-2 in its last eight meetings against Dallas. … The Canucks are led by brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin, who lead the team in scoring. Daniel Sedin has team highs in points (24), goals (10) and assists (15). He is followed closely by Henrik with 22 points (7 goals, 15 assists). … Radim Vrbata has scored three goals in the past two games after a nine-game drought.
About the Stars: The Stars had their five-game winning streak snapped Tuesday with a 7-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators. … The Stars will be without goalie Kari Lehtonen, who was placed on the injured list, clearing the way for prospect Jack Campbell to back up Antti Niemi. Campbell was called up from the Texas Stars of the AHL, along with defenseman Patrik Nemeth. Lehtonen replaced Niemi in the second period of Tuesday’s loss to Ottawa but left after just 8 minutes with an upper-body injury. … Benn lead the NHL with 16 goals and has a six-game points streak, that includes six goals — all at home — and five assists.
From staff and wire reports