HURRICANES (3-1-1) at STARS (4-3-0)
8 p.m. ET; FW-SW+, FS-CR, NHL.TV
The Carolina Hurricanes are on a two-game winning streak and would tie the best six-game start in their history with a victory against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Saturday. Carolina last started 4-1-1 in 2007-08 and were the Hartford Whalers when they went 4-1-1 to open the 1995-96 season.
The Stars have won three straight games. They are 10-for-10 killing penalties during the winning streak.
Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop will make his sixth consecutive start. He's fifth with in the NHL with a 1.93 goals-against average. Scott Darling will make his fifth start for the Hurricanes, who are playing the final game of a four-game road trip. It's the final home game for Dallas before a five-game road trip.
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Players to watch
Carolina forward Justin Williams has four points (one goal, three assists) during a three-game point streak.
Bishop is 7-1-1 with a .945 save percentage, a 1.76 GAA and two shutouts in nine career games against Carolina.
Video: CAR@CGY: Williams beats sprawling Smith for PPG
They said it
"It's sort of an annual thing where we have a road trip early in the season. It works out nicely for us. We've got some new faces from last year and we want to try to come together and set the tone for a good year as a road team. I think we've done a good job of that so far." -- Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner
"Obviously with the system change it helps my game and helps all the (defenders) game. Goals are down. We've focused a more lot on playing good defense. Tracking, re-loading, come back all five guys. It makes it a lot easier on the D. And obviously with (Bishop) talking back there and making those huge saves helps a lot to." -- Stars defenseman John Klingberg on the change in focus under new coach Ken Hitchcock
Hurricanes projected lineup
Teuvo Teravainen -- Jordan Staal -- Justin Williams
Sebastian Aho -- Victor Rask -- Elias Lindholm
Jeff Skinner -- Derek Ryan -- Brock McGinn
Joakim Nordstrom -- Marcus Kruger -- Janne Kuokkanen
Jaccob Slavin -- Brett Pesce
Justin Faulk -- Noah Hanifin
Haydn Fleury -- Trevor van Riemsdyk
Scratched: Martin Necas, Josh Jooris, Klas Dahlbeck
Injured: Lee Stempniak (upper body)
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Devin Shore -- Mattias Janmark -- Jason Spezza
Antoine Roussel -- Radek Faksa -- Tyler Pitlick
Remi Elie -- Martin Hanzal -- Brett Ritchie
Marc Methot -- John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis -- Stephen Johns
Esa Lindell -- Julius Honka
Scratched : Jamie Oleksiak, Greg Pateryn, Gemel Smith
Honka will play after he was a healthy scratch for the Stars' 5-4 win at the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.
The Stars have won five in a row and nine of their past 11 against the Hurricanes. … Skinner has 20 goals in his past 24 games, dating back to last season. … Spezza has 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) in 38 career games against Carolina.