DALLAS -- Here are the projected lineups for today’s game between the Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen
Mason Raymond - Cody Hodgson - David Booth
Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Alex Burrows
Manny Malhotra - Max Lapierre - Byron Bitz
Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa
Alex Edler - Andrew Alberts
Aaron Rome - Sami Salo
Roberto Luongo (starter)
Scratches: Alexander Sulzer, Chris Tanev, Dale Weise.
Injuries: Keith Ballard (neck).
Notes: Vancouver has won both games on their current road trip, ending Detroit’s NHL-record home winning streak at 23 games on Thursday and then winning at New Jersey on Friday in the second game of a back-to-back. The Canucks now lead the league with 86 points and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Vancouver also has the NHL’s top road record at 22-10-2. Sunday will mark the first meeting of the season between the Canucks and Stars and Vancouver swept all four meetings last year and has won six straight overall.
Lou Eriksson - Mike Ribeiro - Michael Ryder
Steve Ott - Tom Wandell - Tomas Vincour
Eric Nystrom - Vernon Fiddler - Radek Dvorak
Toby Petersen - Ryan Garbutt - Adam Burish
Sheldon Souray - Stephane Robidas
Trevor Daley - Mark Fistric
Alex Goligoski - Philip Larsen
Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Scratches: Matt Fraser, Adam Pardy.
Injuries: Jamie Benn (knee), Jake Dowell (finger), Brenden Morrow (upper body).
Notes: Dallas is currently on a three-game winning streak, having won on the road at Montreal, at Chicago and at home on Friday against Minnesota by a combined score of 10-2. The Stars lost all four meetings with Vancouver last season and overall, Dallas has dropped six straight against the reigning Western Conference champion Canucks. C Mike Ribeiro is currently on a six-game point streak. Dallas will be without All-Star center Jamie Benn for a sixth straight game but rookie defenseman Philip Larsen is probable even after taking a puck to the head in the third period of Friday’s win over the Wild.