FLAMES (12-8-1) at STARS (11-10-1)
9 p.m. ET; FS-SW, SNF, SNW (JIP), NHL.TV
Goalie Mike Smith will make his fourth straight start when the Calgary Flames host the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Friday.
Stars center Martin Hanzal returns to the lineup after missing two games with a hand injury and Ben Bishop will make his third straight start in goal.
Players to watch
Gaudreau had 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) during a 10-game scoring streak prior to not scoring in a 1-0 loss to the Columbus Blues Jackets on Wednesday.
Bishop is 7-1-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage in home games.
They said it
"We recognize that we need to be better, and we'll all be better because of it. I think we got a point on the road against a real good team, so I don't think we're down by any means. We're doing some good things in games and we've got to build on the positive here." -- Flames goalie Mike Smith on responding after the loss in Columbus.
"It [stinks] to be honest. For me, I started feeling very good when I was playing last couple games, then suddenly I got hurt again. So it's more mental frustration for me, but it is what it is, but I'm real excited to go back in the game tonight." -- Stars center Martin Hanzal on his hand injury
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett -- Mark Jankowski -- Jaromir Jagr
Kris Versteeg -- Curtis Lazar -- Troy Brouwer
Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie -- Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak -- Michael Stone
Scratched: Matt Bartkowski, Freddie Hamilton, Matt Stajan
Stars projected lineup
Devin Shore -- Jamie Benn -- Alexander Radulov
Mattias Janmark -- Tyler Seguin -- Jason Spezza
Antoine Roussel -- Radek Faksa -- Tyler Pitlick
Gemel Smith -- Martin Hanzal -- Brett Ritchie
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis -- Greg Pateryn
Stephen Johns -- Julius Honka
Scratched: Jamie Oleksiak, Remi Elie
Injured: Marc Methot (knee)
Lehtonen rejoined the Stars on Friday after missing two games following the birth of his child. ... Honka is playing his first NHL game since Oct. 24. ... Calgary recalled Rittich after Eddie Lack cleared waivers and was reassigned to Stockton of the American Hockey League.
The Stars have won three straight and are 8-2-0 at home. ... Dallas is 68-66-34 all-time against Calgary. ... Entering play Friday, the Flames had the worst penalty kill in the League (72.6 percent). ... Gaudreau has a point in 17 of 21 games this season.