CANUCKS (10-7-4) at STARS (11-8-2)
8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, SNP, NHL.TV
The Dallas Stars will try to win their fourth consecutive game and extend their point streak to nine games when they host the Vancouver Canucks at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.
The Stars are 10-1-1 in their past 12 games after starting the season 1-7-1. They won 5-4 in overtime against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday to close a four-game road trip with a 3-0-1 record. The trip included a 4-2 win at the Canucks on Thursday. Dallas starts a four-game homestand Tuesday.
The Canucks lost 5-4 in overtime against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday and are 1-4-2 in their past seven games. Tuesday is the start of a season-long six-game road trip.
Players to watch
Canucks forward Tanner Pearson has five points (two goals, three assists) during a three-game point streak.
Stars forward Radek Faksa has seven points (three goals, four assists) in a six-game point streak.
They said it
"It's exciting, especially for such a big road trip. The first game is always so important. It's a big road trip, but we also know that we need to focus on tonight and take it one game at a time. If you get a win to start a long road trip like this it sets you up for the rest of the road trip. We have to focus on tonight, and I'm excited to go." -- Canucks center Jay Beagle
"You can see how high the confidence is now compared to at the beginning of the year. Everyone is feeling good, the atmosphere is good at the rink, and it's more fun when you're winning. You just have to work hard, do the same things, and that way you'll win the games and the fun keeps going." -- Stars defenseman Esa Lindell
Canucks projected lineup
J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser
Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- Jake Virtanen
Sven Baertschi -- Adam Gaudette -- Josh Leivo
Tim Schaller -- Jay Beagle -- Loui Eriksson
Alexander Edler -- Tyler Myers
Quinn Hughes -- Christopher Tanev
Jordie Benn -- Troy Stecher
Scratched: Tyler Graovac, Oscar Fantenberg, Zack MacEwen
Injured: Brandon Sutter (groin strain), Tyler Motte (foot), Antoine Roussel (knee), Micheal Ferland (concussion protocol)
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Justin Dowling -- Tyler Seguin
Denis Gurianov -- Joe Pavelski -- Alexander Radulov
Nick Caamano -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Esa Lindell -- Taylor Fedun
Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen
Andrej Sekera -- Roman Polak
Scratched: Joel Hanley
Injured: Roope Hintz (lower body), Mattias Janmark (lower body), John Klingberg (lower body), Stephen Johns (post-traumatic headaches)
Beagle will play after missing the previous three games because of a lower-body injury. … Janmark is close to returning but will not play Tuesday.
The Canucks lead the NHL in faceoff win percentage at 54.5. … The Stars are 15-2-3 in their past 20 games against the Canucks. … Dallas has allowed 13 goals in seven games (1.86 goals-against per game) in November.