CAPITALS (2-1-2) at STARS (1-3-1)
8 p.m. ET; FS-SW, NBCSWA, NHL.TV
The Dallas Stars will try to extend the longest active home point streak against an NHL opponent when they host the Washington Capitals at American Airlines Center on Saturday.
The Stars are 13-0-4 in their past 17 home games against the Capitals, a streak that began on Oct. 8, 1996.
Washington looks to avoid its fourth straight loss (0-1-2) after opening the season with two victories.
The teams will complete their season series; Dallas won 4-3 in overtime at Capital One Arena on Tuesday.
Players to watch
Capitals defenseman John Carlson has five points (one goal, four assists) in his past two games, including a goal and an assist against Dallas on Tuesday.
Stars center Roope Hintz has four points (three goals, one assist) in a three-game point streak.
They said it
"We started out really well in that game, but they didn't quit. If we have them in a position like that, just don't give them any momentum because they have a lot of firepower that can change the course of a game quickly. It will be our job to take that away." -- Capitals defenseman John Carlson on the loss to Dallas on Tuesday
"I think teams are evolving. What we saw from Washington two games ago, I'm sure they're a much-improved team. As your team gets used to the rhythm of the League again and the schedule, you become a better team. I think we're a different team than when we played them, even though it was two games ago." -- Stars coach Jim Montgomery
Capitals projected lineup
Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- T.J. Oshie
Carl Hagelin -- Lars Eller -- Richard Panik
Brendan Leipsic -- Nic Dowd -- Garnet Hathaway
Jonas Siegenthaler -- John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov -- Nick Jensen
Radko Gudas -- Tyler Lewington
Scratched: Chandler Stephenson
Injured: Michal Kempny (hamstring)
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Mattias Janmark -- Roope Hintz -- Joe Pavelski
Jason Dickinson -- Radek Faksa -- Joel L'Esperance
Andrew Cogliano -- Rhett Gardner -- Nick Caamano
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Miro Heiskanen -- Andrej Sekera
Jamie Oleksiak -- Joel Hanley
Scratched: Justin Dowling, Taylor Fedun
Injured: Corey Perry (foot), Blake Comeau (lower body), Roman Polak (upper body), Martin Hanzal (back), Stephen Johns (post-traumatic headaches)
Dowd will play in place of Stephenson, who is a healthy scratch. … Dickinson will return to the lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury. … Montgomery said he is hopeful Perry will make his Stars debut at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.
Washington has allowed eight third-period goals, including two against Dallas on Tuesday. … Backstrom has 18 points (five goals, 13 points) in 17 games against the Stars. … Benn has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 15 games against the Capitals. … Pavelski has 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) against Washington. … The Stars have not lost a home game in regulation against the Capitals since Oct. 17, 1995.