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Dallas looks to end five-game skid; Philadelphia back home after winless road trip

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

STARS (1-7-1) at FLYERS (2-2-1)

7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSP, FS-SW, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Dallas Stars seek to end a five-game losing streak when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

Goalie Ben Bishop will start for Dallas, which has been outscored 17-7 during the streak (0-4-1). The Stars have played in six one-goal games this season, losing five of them (1-4-1).

The Flyers have lost three straight games, going 0-2-1 in a Western Canada road trip, following opening the season with two straight wins.

 

Players to watch

Stars forward Joe Pavelski has two points (one goal, one assist) in nine games this season after he had 38 goals and 64 points with the San Jose Sharks last season.

Flyers forward Jakub Voracek had three points (two goals, one assist) in a 6-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday after he had no points in his first four games of the season.

 

They said it

"We have the opportunity tomorrow to bounce back. That's the only fortunate thing in our game right now is you get another chance and we got to do something." -- Stars forward Tyler Seguin after a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday

"We like playing at home, we're going to turn this around. We have two games at home. The teams that are coming in (Stars, Vegas Golden Knights) are going to be a good test for us and we're looking forward to it." -- Flyers forward Claude Giroux

 

Stars projected lineup

Jason Dickinson -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov

Jamie Benn -- Roope Hintz -- Corey Perry

Mattias Janmark -- Radek Faksa -- Joe Pavelski

Andrew Cogliano -- Justin Dowling -- Denis Gurianov

Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg

Andrej Sekera -- Miro Heiskanen

Jamie Oleksiak -- Taylor Fedun

Ben Bishop

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Joel Hanley, Rhett Gardner

Injured: Blake Comeau (lower body), Roman Polak (sternum), Martin Hanzal (back), Stephen Johns (headaches)

 

Flyers projected lineup

Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny 

Oskar Lindblom -- Kevin Hayes -- Jakub Voracek

James van Riemsdyk -- Scott Laughton -- Tyler Pitlick

Carsen Twarynski -- Michael Raffl -- Chris Stewart

Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen 

Travis Sanheim -- Justin Braun

Shayne Gostisbehere -- Robert Hagg

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Samuel Morin

Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder)

 

Status report

Neither team held a morning skate. ... The Flyers sent forward Connor Bunnaman to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Friday.

 

Stat pack

The Stars have been outscored 15-7 in the third period this season. ... The Flyers lead the League in face-off percentage (55.5). ... Gostisbehere has seven points (four goals, three assists) in seven games against the Stars. ... Voracek has 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) in 25 games against the Stars. ... Radulov has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in eight games against the Flyers.

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