Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars try to shore up defense against Nashville Predators

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 12 of 13 shots Saturday against Colorado in relief of Antti Niemi, could get his first start in goal this season Tuesday at Nashville.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 12 of 13 shots Saturday against Colorado in relief of Antti Niemi, could get his first start in goal this season Tuesday at Nashville. AP

Stars at Predators

7 p.m. Tuesday, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Stars 1-1-0, 2 points; Predators 1-1-0, 2

About the Stars: Dallas tries to bounce back after giving up five unanswered goals in Saturday’s 6-5 loss at Colorado. Antti Niemi made his second consecutive start in goal and was pulled in favor of Kari Lehtonen after giving up the Avalanche scoring run. ... Forward Jiri Hudler (ill) did not practice Monday and is doubtful. ... The Stars play their next three games at home beginning Thursday against Los Angeles.

About the Predators: Nashville is coming off a 5-3 loss at Chicago on Saturday and split its first two games in a home-and-home series with the Blackhawks. ... Defenseman Anthony Bitetto will be out 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury and forward Miikka Salomaki will miss 6-8 weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Monday. ... Defenseman P.K. Subban, acquired in a trade with Montreal in the off-season, has one goal and one assist in his first two games with the Predators.

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