Stars at Bruins
6 p.m. Tuesday, TD Garden, Boston
TV: FSSW Plus Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Stars 9-3-0, 18 points; Bruins 6-3-1, 13 pts.
About the Stars: They had a three-game win streak snapped in a 4-1 loss at Toronto on Monday. Captain Jamie Benn was named the NHL’s First Star for October after scoring in nine of 11 games as Dallas matched its best start in franchise history. Benn leads the NHL in scoring (17 points) and is tied for the most goals (nine). Tyler Seguin is second in points (16) and tied for the lead with 11 assists. Goalie Antti Niemi is 6-2-0 in his eight starts with a 2.61 goals-against average. He’s also the only goalie with two assists.
About the Bruins: After an 0-3-0 start (all at home), Boston has caught fire, winning four in a row. The Bruins are perfect on the road (5-0-0) but just 1-3-1 at TD Garden. Center David Krejci was named the NHL’s Third Star for October after registering 15 points (seven goals, eight assists). His nine-game points streak ended on Halloween against Tampa Bay. Right wing Loui Eriksson played seven seasons for the Stars and was an All-Star in 2011.