Predators at Stars
7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
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Records: Predators 41-26-14, 96 pts.; Stars 49-23-9, 107 pts.
About the Predators: Nashville is locked into the West’s first wild-card spot. … The Predators beat Colorado 4-3 on Tuesday and Arizona 3-2 in overtime Thursday. … Defenseman Shea Weber is one power-play goal away from setting a franchise single-season record with 15, but the Stars have killed 46 of 48 penalties over their past 16 games. … Filip Forsberg has a goal and an assist in each of the last two games, leaving him one goal shy of setting the team’s single-season record. He has 33 to match Jason Arnott’s total from 2008-09.
About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, and the Stars can clinch their first division title in 10 years and home-ice advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. Dallas is tied with the St. Louis Blues for the lead in the Central Division and the Western Conference, but the Stars own the tiebreaker. All Dallas has to do is win or match the Blues’ result against the NHL-leading Washington Capitals on Saturday. … The Stars have won eight of their past 10 games and have outscored opponents 35-20 during that 10-game stretch. … Jamie Benn has five goals during a five-game home winning streak, at a time when the Stars have been without 30-goal scorer Tyler Seguin (Achilles tendon). Benn has nine goals and eight assists over his past 15 games overall. … Jason Spezza, the team’s third-leading scorer with 60 points, is expected back in the lineup after missing Thursday’s game with an illness.