STARS (24-14-4) at KINGS (17-23-4)
10 p.m. ET; NBCSN
The Dallas Stars will try to extend their winning streak to five games when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Wednesday.
The Stars defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Jan. 3 for their fourth straight victory and ninth in 13 games (9-3-1). It's their third winning streak of at least four games this season. Dallas won a season-high seven in a row Nov. 13-25.
The Kings have lost two straight and are 2-5-1 in their past eight games after a 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.
Players to watch
Stars defenseman Esa Lindell has five assists during a three-game streak. He tied his NHL career-high of three assists against the Red Wings.
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is two points from passing Rob Blake (494) for most in team history at the position.
They said it
"When you start winning and feeling good, usually wins follow and you start playing well. I don't think we've reached our capability yet, but I think we're a team that knows when we play to our identity, we're a tough team to play against." -- Stars forward Andrew Cogliano
"We equate it to a diesel engine. It's good when it's running, and you turn it off, it takes a little while to get going again. We're looking forward to playing a bunch of games and working our way out of that midseason slump, if you will, or whatever it is, but we'll work our way out." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan on playing three games in the next four days
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Denis Gurianov -- Roope Hintz -- Joe Pavelski
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Mattias Janmark -- Jason Dickinson -- Joel Kiviranta
Esa Lindell -- Roman Polak
Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen
Andrej Sekera -- Taylor Fedun
Scratched: Justin Dowling, Joel Hanley
Injured: John Klingberg (lower body), Stephen Johns (post-traumatic headaches)
Suspended: Corey Perry
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Tyler Toffoli
Adrian Kempe -- Blake Lizotte -- Austin Wagner
Nikolai Prokhorkin -- Jeff Carter -- Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford -- Michael Amadio -- Trevor Lewis
Sean Walker -- Drew Doughty
Ben Hutton -- Alec Martinez
Derek Forbort -- Matt Roy
Scratched: Kurtis MacDermid, Matt Luff
Injured: Joakim Ryan (lower body)
Klingberg is day to day after being placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Stars coach Rick Bowness said he is doubtful to play at the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. … Johns will join Texas of the American Hockey League for a conditioning assignment.
Hintz has five points (two goals, three assists) in a four-game point streak. … Pavelski leads the Stars with 48 points (23 goals, 25 assists) in 65 games against the Kings. … Kopitar's next assist will be his 600th in the NHL. He'll be the fourth Kings player to reach the milestone, joining Marcel Dionne (757), Wayne Gretzky (672) and Dave Taylor (638). … Iafallo has eight points (four goals, four assists) during a seven-game point streak, including goals in three straight.