STARS (5-5-0) at FLAMES (5-5-0)
9 p.m. ET; SN360, FS-SW, NHL.TV
Goaltender Kari Lehtonen is expected to make his second start of the season in the second of back-to-back games for the Dallas Stars when they visit the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday.
Lehtonen is 0-3-0 with a 4.00 goals-against average and an .851 save percentage. Dallas has lost the first two games of a five-game road trip and is 1-4-0 on the road this season.
The Flames will open a season-long seven-game homestand. Calgary, which went 24-17-0 at home in 2016-17, is 1-3-0 at home this season. The Flames are 1-3-0 in their past four games after starting the season 4-2-0.
Players to watch
Dallas forward Jamie Benn has five goals during a four-game goal streak and 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in his past eight games. He has 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists) in 25 career games against the Flames.
Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau is tied for eighth in NHL scoring with 12 points (two goals, 10 assists). He has six goals in nine career games against the Stars.
They said it
"We look like we should have a way better record by the way we play, but in the details, we don't get it done. Not right now." -- Stars coach Ken Hitchcock
"Forget seven games. Forget the third period tonight. Let's start with the first shift and what our mentality is going to be at home. Not trying to please the fans with sauce passes or anything like that. Just getting down to work here. We need to dig in at home. This should be a building, when teams show up here, it's the wrong place at the wrong time." -- Coach Glen Gulutzan on the Flames' record at home
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Brett Ritchie
Devin Shore -- Mattias Janmark -- Alexander Radulov
Antoine Roussel -- Martin Hanzal -- Jason Spezza
Remi Elie -- Radek Faksa -- Tyler Pitlick
Marc Methot -- John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis -- Greg Pateryn
Jamie Oleksiak -- Esa Lindell
Scratched: Julius Honka, Gemel Smith
Injured: Stephen Johns (concussion)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett -- Mark Jankowski -- Kris Versteeg
Tanner Glass -- Matt Stajan -- Troy Brouwer
Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie -- Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak -- Michael Stone
Scratched: Freddie Hamilton, Curtis Lazar, Matt Bartkowski
Injured: Jaromir Jagr (lower body)
The Stars did not skate Friday. … Smith will make his 10th start of the season. Jagr is expected to miss his third straight game but could return against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Seguin has nine points (four goals, five assists) during a six-game point streak. Klingberg has five points in his past four games (one goal, four assists). … Tkachuk has three points (one goal, two assists) in his past two games.