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Dallas eyes first win on home ice; Ottawa has lost three in row

by Josh Clark / Independent Correspondent

SENATORS (1-5-1) at STARS (2-7-1)

8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV


The Game

The Dallas Stars will try to win on home ice for the first time this season when they play the Ottawa Senators at American Airlines Center on Monday.

The Stars, 0-2-1 at home, defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday to end a five-game losing streak (0-4-1). They return to Dallas to open a four-game homestand.

The Senators have lost three in a row (0-2-1) and are coming off a 5-2 loss at the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. They scored their first power-play goal of the season after an 0-for-22 start.


Players to watch

Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot has two points (one goal, one assist) in his past two games.

Stars forward Corey Perry had three points (one goal, two assists) against the Flyers.


They said it

"We obviously need a better start. In the last game against Arizona, we looked a little sleepy. We need to come ready to play in the first minute and play until the last minute of the game. We just need to play how we're supposed to play." -- Senators center Artem Anisimov

"We've taken the position of glass half full. Everybody goes through a stretch where you're 2-7-1 or 3-6-1. You're also going to have a stretch where you go 7-2-1. That's what we're going to have to do just to get back to .500 and keep grinding the rest of the way." -- Stars coach Jim Montgomery


Senators projected lineup

Brady Tkachuk -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Connor Brown

Vladislav Namestnikov -- Chris Tierney -- Anthony Duclair

Tyler Ennis -- Colin White -- Bobby Ryan

Nick Paul -- Artem Anisimov -- Mikkel Boedker

Thomas Chabot -- Nikita Zaitsev

Erik Brannstrom -- Ron Hainsey

Mark Borowiecki -- Dylan DeMelo

Anders Nilsson

Craig Anderson

Scratched: J.C. Beaudin, Cody Goloubef, Scott Sabourin

Injured: None


Stars projected lineup

Jamie Benn -- Roope Hintz -- Corey Perry

Jason Dickinson -- Tyler Seguin -- Joe Pavelski

Mattias Janmark -- Radek Faksa -- Alexander Radulov

Andrew Cogliano -- Justin Dowling -- Denis Gurianov

Miro Heiskanen -- John Klingberg

Esa Lindell -- Andrej Sekera

Jamie Oleksiak -- Taylor Fedun

Anton Khudobin

Ben Bishop

Scratched: Rhett Gardner, Joel Hanley

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


Status report

Anisimov will play after missing three games with a lower-body injury. … Bishop was not at morning skate after his house was damaged by a tornado in Dallas on Sunday. He is expected to be at the game.


Stat pack

The Senators are 1-for-23 (4.3 percent) on the power play. … Khudobin is 7-0-1 with a 2.10 goals-against average and .938 save percentage in eight games against Ottawa.

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