First place in the Pacific Division is on the line in Dallas on Tuesday night in front of a nationally-televised audience.
The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes, who have 83 points apiece, will battle at the American Airlines Center as part of the NHL's 9-game schedule. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NBC Sports Network in the United States and TSN2 in Canada.
The Stars (39-28-5) are currently the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference because they have a game in hand on the Coyotes (36-26-11), who gave coach Dave Tippett his 400th career victory Sunday night.