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Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche Preview and Predictions 01-14-2020


The Dallas Stars won six straight games to ascend into second place in the Central Division before dropping a one-goal decision in their last contest. The Stars aim to rebound from their recent misstep and bid for a four-game sweep of the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday when they conclude their four-game road trip in Denver.

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Tyler Seguin set up a goal for the third straight game in Dallas' 2-1 setback to San Jose on Saturday, boosting his team-leading totals in assists (24) and points (35). The 27-year-old Seguin is never shy about shooting puck, and Colorado knows that firsthand as he scored his 17th goal in 30 career encounters during the Stars' 3-2 shootout win on Dec. 28. The Avalanche have had plenty of time to stew after losing their third straight contest (0-2-1) and sixth in eight outings (2-4-2), with the club being off the ice since opening a season-high five-game homestand with Friday's 4-3 overtime setback to Pittsburgh. Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal in that contest and has six tallies and seven assists in his last eight games.

TIME: 9 p.m. ET. TV: FS Southwest-Plus, Altitude

ABOUT THE STARS (26-15-4): Offensive-minded defenseman John Klingberg hopes to return to the lineup following a four-game absence due to a lower-body injury. The 27-year-old Swede set up a pair of goals against Colorado on Dec. 28 and has three assists in the season series. Leading goal-scorer Roope Hintz also has three points (two goals, one assist) in the season series and eight (three goals, five assists) in his last nine games overall.

ABOUT THE AVALANCHE (25-15-5): Defenseman Samuel Girard celebrated his 200th career game by setting up a pair of goals against the Penguins, lifting his assist total to 11 in his last six contests. Cale Makar set up Matt Calvert's game-tying goal in the third period on Friday, with the 24th assist tying John-Michael Liles for the second-most by a rookie blue-liner in franchise history. The 21-year-old has set up a pair of goals in the season series against Dallas.

OVERTIME

1. Colorado has scored a power-play goal in each of its last three home games, going 6-for-12 in that span.

2. Dallas D Esa Lindell has recorded eight assists in his last six contests.

3. Stars F Corey Perry will serve the final contest of his five-game suspension for elbowing Nashville D Ryan Ellis during the Winter Classic.

Prediction

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Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado, USA.
Capacity: 18,007

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Last Injuries

Colorado Avalanche

  • Joonas Donskoi

    Concussion
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Donskoi has missed the past four games with a concussion, and it is unknown if he will return to the lineup Monday against the Red Wings.

  • Andre Burakovsky

    Illness
    Prob Tues | probable

    Burakovsky is battling an illness, but it is projected that he will be available for Tuesday's contest against the Stars.

  • Valeri Nichushkin

    Illness
    Prob Mon | probable

    Nichushkin missed the last game with an illness, but he is expected to be healthy enough to return Monday against the Islanders.

Dallas Stars

  • Miro Heiskanen

    Concussion
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Heiskanen missed the last game with a concussion, and it is unknown if he will clear protocol in time to play against the Lightning on Monday.

  • Radek Faksa

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Faksa is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Stephen Johns

    Head
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Johns is recovering from post traumatic headaches that kept him out of the 2018-2019 season. He has been activated from the injured reserve list, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut Saturday against the Wild.

  • Mattias Janmark

    Illness
    Prob Sat | probable

    Janmark was held out of the previous game due to an illness, but it is projected that he will lace up against the Wild on Saturday.

  • Corey Perry

    Suspension
    Elig Thurs | out

    Perry was issued a five-game suspension for elbowing an opponent, and he will be permitted to return Thursday against the Sabres.

  • John Klingberg

    Lower Body
    Prob Tues | I-R

    Klingberg has been designated for the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, but it is expected he will rejoin the lineup against the Avalanche on Tuesday.

  • Roman Polak

    Illness
    Prob Wed | probable

    Polak is ailing from an illness, but he is expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

colorado-avalanche Stats 2019-2020

Offensive
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Statistics
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Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Assits
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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

dallas-stars Stats 2019-2020

Offensive
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Statistics
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Assits
Player GP GS A APP ASH
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