What you should know about Thursday's game between the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers:
Game 78: Dallas Stars (40-31-6) at Edmonton Oilers (34-34-8)
When: Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m. CT
Where: Rogers Place (Edmonton, Alberta)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest Plus
Radio: KTCK 1310-AM, 96.7-FM
Live stream: FOX Sports GO (in-market only) and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth region)
Official Stars app: Click here to download
GameCenter: Follow the action LIVE
Drillin' for oil
The Dallas Stars face the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night at Rogers Place on the second night of a back-to-back. Dallas has posted a 3-7-0 record on the second night of back-to-backs this season, most recently dropping a 2-1 decision to Vegas on March 15 at American Airlines Center. The Stars and Oilers meet for the third and final time this season, with the club recording a 1-0-0 record on home ice and a 0-0-1 record on the road against Edmonton. In two games vs. the Oilers, forwards Brett Ritchie (1-1=2) and Mattias Janmark (0-2=2) each have recorded two points. On special teams, the Stars are 1-for-4 (25%) on the power play and a perfect 5-for-5 (100%) on the penalty kill. In the most recent game of the season series, Dallas defeated Edmonton, 4-1, on Dec. 3 at American Airlines Center. Goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced. On special teams, the Stars were 1-for-2 (50%) on the power play and a perfect 3-for-3 (100%) on the penalty kill. Edmonton beat the Stars in overtime, 1-0, on Nov. 27 in the first game of 2018-19 at Rogers Place. Khudobin stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced to help the club earn a point.
Tyler the Creator
Center Tyler Seguin recorded his eighth multi-goal game of the season on Monday night against Winnipeg (2-0=2). Seguin has tied his season-high with goals in three-straight games (4-0=4) and has points in eight of his last 10 games (4-9=13). He has tallied 39 points (20-19=39) over 36 games since the start of 2019, and is tied for the sixth-most goals in the NHL over that span. Additionally, his five game-winning goals since Jan. 1 are tied for the most in the League. The native of Brampton, Ont. ranks first on the Stars with 31 goals so far this season and now has recorded five seasons with 30+ goals as a member of the Dallas Stars and trails only Mike Modano (7) for the most 30+ goal seasons in Dallas history (1993-present). His five 30+ goal seasons since joining the Stars in 2013-14 are the second-most by any player in the NHL, trailing only Washington's Alex Ovechkin (6). Seguin also leads the Stars with 42 assists and 73 points (31-42=73), while he ranks second with a +18 rating in 76 games this season. Seguin is one of only three players in the NHL to have reached the 70 point plateau in each of the last six seasons along with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Washington's Nicklas Backstrom. Seguin has five points over his last five games (1-4=5) against Edmonton and has tallied 17 points (7-10=17) in 18 career games against them.