HURRICANES (32-20-3) at STARS (31-19-5)
8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, FS-CR, ESPN+, NHL.TV
The Carolina Hurricanes will try for their sixth win in the past eight games when they play the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.
The Hurricanes have won two straight games and are 5-2-0 in their past seven. Carolina is two points out of the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference and could gain ground with a win.
The Stars are 3-1-1 in their past five games and could move within one point of the Colorado Avalanche for second place in the Central Division with a victory.
Players to watch
Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho has 10 points (six goals, four assists) during a six-game point streak and has a goal in five straight games.
Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin is 7-2-0 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .931 save percentage in his past 10 games.
They said it
"You watch them play and they're a good team. There are no weaknesses on this team. It's going to come down to the same things it comes down to every night, which is our compete level, winning puck battles and talent having to make plays. It's pretty much the recipe every night." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour on playing the Stars
"We liked the look of our lines on Saturday. In the process of trying to spend more time in the offensive zone and score more goals, you have to try different things and find out what can work. The only way you do that is to experiment. We put those lines together [Saturday] morning, liked the look of them then, and they looked good last game. We're hoping that can continue." -- Stars coach Rick Bowness
Hurricanes projected lineup
Andrei Svechnikov -- Sebastian Aho -- Teuvo Teravainen
Warren Foegele -- Jordan Staal -- Martin Necas
Ryan Dzingel -- Erik Haula -- Nino Niederreiter
Brock McGinn -- Lucas Wallmark -- Justin Williams
Jaccob Slavin -- Trevor van Riemsdyk
Jake Gardiner -- Brett Pesce
Haydn Fleury -- Joel Edmundson
Injured: Dougie Hamilton (fractured leg), Jordan Martinook (upper body)
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Jason Dickinson -- Denis Gurianov
Roope Hintz -- Tyler Seguin -- Corey Perry
Mattias Janmark -- Joe Pavelski -- Alexander Radulov
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Miro Heiskanen -- Stephen Johns
Jamie Oleksiak -- Andrej Sekera
Scratched: Joel Kiviranta, Roman Polak, Taylor Fedun
Injured: Justin Dowling (lower body)
Pavelski skated Tuesday and is a game-time decision tonight. He missed practice Monday because of an upper-body injury. … Radulov will return to the lineup after missing one game with an upper-body injury.
Svechnikov has six points (three goals, three assists) during a four-game point streak … Khudobin is 4-1-1 with a 1.96 GAA and .927 save percentage in six games against Carolina. … The Stars are 9-2-0 in their past 11 home games against Carolina, dating to Feb. 11, 2003.