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Ottawa Senators vs. Dallas Stars Preview and Predictions 10-21-2019


The Dallas Stars halted their five-game slide last time out and look to begin a winning streak as they kick off a four-game homestand Monday against the Ottawa Senators. Dallas averaged 1.4 goals while going 0-4-1 before skating to a 4-1 victory in Philadelphia on Saturday despite being outshot 39-16.

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Corey Perry scored a goal and set up two others in his third game with the Stars, who netted at least three tallies for just the third time in 10 contests this campaign. The 34-year-old former Hart and Maurice Richard Trophy winner, who signed a one-year contract in July after spending the first 14 seasons of his career with Anaheim, missed Dallas' first seven contests of 2019-20 with a broken foot before making his team debut in Wednesday's loss at Columbus. Ottawa is aiming to snap a three-game slide as it concludes its three-game road trip after falling 5-2 in Arizona on Saturday. Vladislav Namestnikov recorded his team-leading third goal and Chris Tierney netted the first power-play tally of the season for the Senators, who have scored a total of four goals during their skid after registering the same amount in each of their previous two contests.

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, TSN5, RDS (Ottawa), FS Southwest (Dallas)

ABOUT THE SENATORS (1-5-1): Namestnikov, whose goal against the Coyotes was Ottawa's second short-hander of the season, has notched five points in as many games since being acquired from the New York Rangers on Oct. 7. The 26-year-old Russian center was kept off the scoresheet in two contests with the Rangers prior to the deal but netted a career-high 22 tallies while splitting the 2017-18 campaign between Tampa Bay and New York. Connor Brown, who was obtained from Toronto in July, is tied for the team lead with five points but has yet to score a goal.

ABOUT THE STARS (2-7-1): Roope Hintz has scored a team-leading six goals in 10 games after recording nine in 58 contests as a rookie last season. The 22-year-old Finnish forward has tallied in back-to-back outings after enduring a four-game drought. Esa Lindell cashed in on a power-play opportunity against the Flyers after Dallas had gone 1-for-25 with the man advantage over its first nine contests of 2019-20.

OVERTIME

1. Ottawa C Artem Anisimov, who recorded one goal in four games after being acquired from Chicago in July, has missed three straight contests with a lower-body injury.

2. The Stars entered Sunday 28th in the league on the power play (2-for-27) while the Senators rank last at 4.3 percent.

3. Dallas has earned points in seven of its last 10 home meetings with Ottawa, going 6-3-1 in that span.

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American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas, USA.
Capacity: 18,532

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Last Injuries

Dallas Stars

  • Roope Hintz

    Lower Body
    Late Nov | out

    Hintz suffered a lower-body injury and is expected to miss two weeks of action.

  • John Klingberg

    Lower Body
    Early Dec | out

    Klingberg is expected to miss two to four weeks due to a lower-body injury.

  • Roman Polak

    Sternum
    Ques Wed | I-R

    Polak has a fractured sternum and is on the injured reserve list. It is uncertain if he will come off the IR in time for Wednesday's game versus the Flames.

  • Andrej Sekera

    Upper Body
    Prob Sun | probable

    Sekera has sat out the past four games due to an upper-body injury, but it is expected that he will return to the lineup Sunday against the Jets.

  • Tyler Seguin

    Upper Body
    Prob Sun | probable

    Seguin is tending to an upper-body injury, but he is likely to play against the Jets on Sunday.

  • Ben Bishop

    Rest
    Doub Sun | doubtful

    Bishop is not expected to take part in Sunday's game versus Jets due to a day of rest.

  • Blake Comeau

    Lower Body
    Prob Sat | probable

    Comeau has been activated from the injured reserve list after a lower-body strain, and he is expected to lace up for Saturday's contest against the Canadiens.

  • Ben Bishop

    Rest
    Doub Fri | doubtful

    Bishop is not expected to take part in Friday's contest against the Avalanche due to a day of rest.

Ottawa Senators

  • Jonathan Davidsson

    Lower Body
    Out Mon | out

    Davidsson has a lower-body injury and will not play Monday against the Hurricanes.

  • Scott Sabourin

    Concussion
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Sabourin will spend an undetermined length of time on injured reserve due to a concussion and a fractured nose.

  • Rudolfs Balcers

    Lower Body
    Late Nov | I-R

    Balcers has been placed on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is expected to be on the IR until the end of November.

  • Bobby Ryan

    Lower Body
    Prob Mon | probable

    Ryan has been absent from the lineup during the last two games with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to play against the Hurricanes on Monday.

  • Artem Anisimov

    Groin
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Anisimov is on injured reserve with a groin injury. A timetable for return has yet to be established.

  • Logan Brown

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Brown has been designated for the injured reserve list with an upper body injury, and he will miss an extended period.

  • Colin White

    Hip Flexor
    Out indefinitely | out

    White has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a hip flexor injury, and he is currently in the minors on a conditioning stint. It is unknown when he will be recalled to the parent club.

  • Artem Anisimov

    Lower Body
    Prob Tues | probable

    Anisimov has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and it is expected that he will rejoin the lineup in time for Tuesday's matchup versus the Islanders.

dallas-stars Stats 2019-2020

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ottawa-senators Stats 2019-2020

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Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
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Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
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Player GP GS A APP ASH
Defense
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Shutouts
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Time on ice
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS