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Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets Preview and Predictions 12-03-2019


The Winnipeg Jets host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in a meeting of foes who look to continue their outstanding play from November in a very competitive Central Division. The Stars went 10-2-1 last month while the Jets finished 10-3-1, and they are tied for third in the division behind only St. Louis and Colorado after splitting a pair of November matchups.

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"We knew at the start of the year our division was going to be a good division," Dallas forward Blake Comeau told reporters after the Stars began December with a 3-2 shootout loss Sunday at Minnesota. "Teams are starting to play well." Comeau and defenseman John Klingberg scored for the Stars, but it wasn't enough as Dallas fell to 0-2-1 in its past three games after going 14-1-1 in its previous 16 contests. The Jets also come into the matchup following a defeat, losing on Saturday at Los Angeles 2-1 after starting slow and giving up both tallies in the first period. "Our game is definitely night and day from where it was in October," Jets captain Blake Wheeler told the media postgame. "We put ourselves in a good position here and looking toward the next month."

TV: 8 p.m. ET, FS Southwest (Dallas), TSN3 (Winnipeg)

ABOUT THE STARS (15-10-3): Center Tyler Seguin leads the team in points (21) and assists (15), but has just two points in his past five games, while center Joe Pavelski is pointless in his past eight games. Comeau has a point in each of his past two games after recording just three in his first 12 contests. Goaltender Ben Bishop stopped 27-of-29 shots against Minnesota, but in his past nine appearances is 6-1-1 with a .940 save percentage.

ABOUT THE JETS (16-10-1): Forward Jack Roslovic scored Winnipeg's lone goal in Los Angeles, giving him a point in three of the past four games (two goals, one assist). Forward Patrik Laine has just seven goals through his first 25 games after scoring 30 last season and 44 in 2017-18, but finished November with eight assists (12 points total) in 13 games. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck went 8-2-1 in November with a .944 SP and a 1.85 goals against average.

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1. The Stars led the NHL in fewest goals allowed in November (26), while the Jets tied for second (31).

2. Hellebuyck entered Monday tied for the NHL lead in wins (13), second in save percentage (.933) and sixth in goals against average (2.23).

3. Bishop ranks fifth in the league in goals against average (2.20) and ninth in save percentage (.928).

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MTS Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN.
Capacity: 15,004

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Last Injuries

Winnipeg Jets

  • Mathieu Perreault

    Lower Body
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Perreault is hobbled by lower-body injury, and it remains to be seen if he will take part in Game 4 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Flames.

  • Patrik Laine

    Wrist
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Laine has a left wrist injury, and it is uncertain if he will play in Game 4 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Flames.

  • Mason Appleton

    Upper Body
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Appleton is bothered by an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will be available against the Flames in Game 4 of the Western Conference qualifying round.

  • Tucker Poolman

    Face
    day-to-day | questionable

    Poolman left Tuesday's game due to a facial injury, and it is undetermined if he will return.

  • Mark Letestu

    Illness
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Letestu has been activated from injured reserve after being diagnosed with myocarditis, and it is unknown if he will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Flames.

  • Nikolaj Ehlers

    Lower Body
    Prob Sat | probable

    Ehlers exited the final exhibition game with a lower-body injury, but is expected to be available for Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.

  • Nikolaj Ehlers

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Ehlers is dealing with an unspecified ailment, and it is unknown if he will participate in the Western Conference qualifying round against the Flames.

Dallas Stars

  • John Klingberg

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Klingberg is dealing with an undefined ailment, and it is uncertain if he will take on the Blues in the Western Conference round robin.

  • Ben Bishop

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Bishop is battling and unspecified ailment, and it has yet to be announced if he will be available for the Western Conference round robin versus the Blues.

  • Andrew Cogliano

    Undisclosed
    Prob Mon | probable

    Cogliano is nursing an undefined injury, but his availability for the Western Conference round robin against the Golden Knights is likely.

winnipeg-jets Stats 2019-2020

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dallas-stars 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
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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
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Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS