Predators at Stars
7:30 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Predators 7-3-2, 16 pts.; Stars 4-4-4, 12 pts.
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About the Predators: They are off to the best start to a season in franchise history. ... Former Stars Mike Ribeiro and James Neal are playing major roles. Ribeiro has a point in nine of the past 10 games, while Neal scored seven goals in October. ... Another familiar face is 20-year-old defenseman Seth Jones, the Arlington-born son of former Maverick Popeye Jones and the fourth overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft. ... Forward Filip Forsberg leads all rookies in points (12), assists (8) and plus/minus (+14) as well as leading the Predators in points.
About the Stars: They are on a five-game winless streak after allowing Los Angeles its first road win of the season Tuesday. ... The Stars have scored just a single goal in three straight games and are 0-for-14 on the power play over that stretch. ... Dallas (1-1-4) joins Buffalo (1-4-1) as the only NHL teams with just one win on home ice this season. ... The Stars have been outscored 16-8 in the third period this season.