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Dallas forward Perry to play 1,000th NHL game; Calgary 4-1-1 in past six

by Aaron Vickers / Independent Correspondent

STARS (8-8-2) at FLAMES (10-7-3)

9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN1, FS-SW, NHL.TV


The Game

Corey Perry will play his 1,000th game in the NHL when the Dallas Stars face the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday.

Perry, the No. 28 pick in the 2003 NHL Draft, will become the 340th NHL player to reach the milestone. He has 780 points (374 goals, 406 assists) with the Stars and Anaheim Ducks, where he played the first 988 games of his NHL career.

Dallas is 4-0-1 in its past five games and 7-1-1 in its past nine after starting the season 1-7-1. 

Calgary is 4-1-1 in its past six games and 6-1-2 at home.


Players to watch

Stars forward Radek Faksa has four points (three goals, one assist) in a three-game point streak.

Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has nine points (six goals, three assists) in his past six games.


They said it

"It is crazy. I was told young in my career to take it all in, it's going to go quick. I didn't believe it but 15 years later, a thousand games later, it's gone by quick. There's still a lot of hockey left in me and I'm still looking forward to that, but one day I'll sit back and remember this day." -- Stars forward Corey Perry

"I think we're starting to play a more complete game the last little while. We're going to need another one like that tonight. It starts from the drop of the puck. I think sometimes our starts aren't our best. I think if we start the game on the right foot it carries over for us." -- Flames goalie Cam Talbot


Stars projected lineup

Alexander Radulov -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry

Jamie Benn -- Justin Dowling -- Tyler Seguin

Nick Caamano -- Joe Pavelski -- Denis Gurianov

Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau

Esa Lindell -- Andrej Sekera

Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen

Joel Hanley -- Taylor Fedun

Ben Bishop

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: None

Injured: Roope Hintz (lower body), Mattias Janmark (lower body), John Klingberg (lower body), Roman Polak (upper body), Stephen Johns (post traumatic headaches), Martin Hanzal (back)


Flames projected lineup

Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm

Andrew Mangiapane -- Mikael Backlund -- Matthew Tkachuk

Sam Bennett -- Derek Ryan -- Michael Frolik

Milan Lucic -- Mark Jankowski -- Tobias Rieder

Mark Giordano -- Travis Hamonic

Noah Hanifin -- Rasmus Andersson

TJ Brodie -- Michael Stone

Cam Talbot

David Rittich

Scratched: Alan Quine, Brandon Davidson

Injured: Austin Czarnik (lower body)


Status report

The Flames held an optional morning skate. …The Stars recalled Caamano from Texas of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. …Frolik will play after being a healthy scratch the past two games. … Talbot will make his fifth start of the season.


Stat pack

Benn hasn't scored in 13 games and is without a point in each of the past four. … Lindholm has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past 10 games.

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