Hurricanes at Stars
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM, 96.7 FM Records: Stars 6-8-4, 16 points; Hurricanes 5-9-3, 13
About the Stars: Dallas opens a five-game homestand hoping to turn its fortunes around after winning only two of its last 11 games (2-7-2). “There are a lot of frustrated guys in here, but we have to stick together and keep moving forward,” Stars forward Vernon Fiddler told nhl.com on Monday. ... The Stars have averaged two goals per game in November after averaging 3.2 in October. ... Jamie Benn hasn’t scored since Oct. 24, a span of 11 games. ... Rookie defenseman John Klingberg recorded his first NHL point Sunday with an assist on Shawn Horcoff‘s goal.
About the Hurricanes: Carolina also has been struggling as it opens a five-game road trip. The Hurricanes have scored two combined goals during a three-game losing streak. Carolina was shut out 2-0 Sunday by San Jose despite putting 45 shots on goal against Troy Grosenick, who was making his first NHL start. ... Goalie Cam Ward has lost his last two starts but hasn’t given up more than two goals in seven consecutive games this month. ... Carolina split the series with Dallas last season, as each team won 4-1 at its home arena.
— From online reports