Lightning at Stars
7:30 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Plus Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Lightning 32-15-5, 69 points; Stars 23-19-8, 54 pts.
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About the Lightning: They lead the Eastern Conference in points (69), are tied in the East for most wins (32) and have the third-fewest losses (15). If the Atlantic Division leaders have a weakness, it is playing on the road, where they have lost four in a row and are 11-11-4 for the season. ... Tampa Bay is the top scoring team in the NHL at 3.17 goals per game. Dallas is second at 3.14. ... The Lightning has scored 61 goals in the final period, second only to Calgary’s 66. ... Captain Steven Stamkos leads the team in goals (27) and is fourth in the league. ... Goalie Ben Bishop is tied for fourth in wins (26) and forward Nikita Kucherov leads the NHL in plus-minus at plus-27.
About the Stars: Tuesday’s OT loss to Colorado dropped Dallas to the bottom of the Central Division standings with Minnesota. ... Jamie Benn is on a four-game points streak (3 goals, 3 assists). Fellow forward Patrick Eaves is on a two-game goal streak and four-game points streak (3 goals, 1 assist). ... Tyler Seguin is second in the NHL in scoring with 56 points and third in goals with 28. He leads the Stars in both categories. ... Dallas allows 3.2 goals per game, fourth-worst in the NHL. ... The Stars have scored 66 goals in the second period, 10 more than any other team in the league. ... The Stars are 11-10-6 at home this season.
— From online reports