STARS (7-5-0) at JETS (6-3-2)
8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-SW, NHL.TV
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will make his eighth start in the past 10 games for the Winnipeg Jets when they host the Dallas Stars at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.
Hellebuyck (6-0-1) is the winningest goalie without a regulation loss in the NHL this season. He has a 1.91 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage. The Jets are on a two-game winning streak and are 6-1-2 in their past nine games.
Dallas forward Martin Hanzal will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury, but defenseman Stephen Johns will play after missing three games because of a concussion. Goaltender Ben Bishop will make his 11th start. He is 6-2-0 with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.
Players to watch
Dallas forward Alexander Radulov has six points (three goals, three assists) during a three-game point streak. He scored the winning goal in each of the Stars' past two games.
Jets forward Blake Wheeler has six points (four goals, two assists) in his past five games, including a natural hat trick in a 7-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
They said it
"It's a crazy road trip, it's been a lot of fun. We've had great team bonding, but we have a job to do tonight and that's trying to get two points and then get home and get some rest." -- Stars forward Jamie Benn on the final stop of a five-game road trip
"I feel like I can't do many positive things on the ice. Right now, I'm struggling. But it doesn't matter. The team is winning, so that's always good. But it would be nice to be able to help the team to win sometimes, because I haven't done that. But the team is the most important thing." -- Jets forward Patrik Laine
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Mattias Janmark -- Jason Dickinson -- Jason Spezza
Antoine Roussel -- Radek Faksa -- Tyler Pitlick
Remi Elie -- Devin Shore -- Gemel Smith
Marc Methot -- John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis -- Greg Pateryn
Stephen Johns -- Esa Lindell
Scratched: Jamie Oleksiak, Brett Ritchie
Injured: Martin Hanzal (lower body)
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Bryan Little -- Patrik Laine
Brandon Tanev -- Andrew Copp -- Shawn Matthias
Brendan Lemieux -- Matt Hendricks - Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey -- Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov -- Tyler Myers
Scratched: Marko Dano, Ben Chiarot
Injured: Adam Lowry (upper body), Mathieu Perreault (lower body)
Dickinson was recalled from Texas of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. … Lowry has resumed practicing and could return against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Perreault skated on his own Wednesday and will do so for the next several days.
Benn has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in the past six games. Seguin has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his past eight games. … Winnipeg has won the past four games between the teams. Scheifele has four points (one goal, three assists) in his past two games.