What you should know about Tuesday's game between the Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers:
Game 73: Dallas Stars (37-29-6) vs. Florida Panthers (32-28-12)
When: Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. CT
Where: American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest
Radio: KTCK 1310-AM, 96.7-FM
Live stream: FOX Sports GO and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth market)
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GameCenter: Follow the action LIVE
'It's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good'
The Dallas Stars face the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center for the second and final matchup of the 2018-19 season series. Against the Panthers, the Stars have points in four-straight games (3-0-1) and have collected points in seven of their last nine contests (6-2-1) against them. In the first game of the 2018-19 season series on Feb. 12 at BB&T Center, the Stars defeated the Panthers, 3-0. Goaltender Anton Khudobin posted the clean sheet, turning aside all 30 shots he faced on the evening. Center Tyler Seguin tallied a game-high three points (2-1=3) and defenseman Esa Lindell added a goal (1-0=1). On special teams, the Stars were 0-for-2 on the power play and a perfect 4-of-4 on the penalty kill. Dallas defeated Florida, 6-1, on Jan. 23, 2018 in the most recent game between the two clubs in the Lone Star State. Right wing Alexander Radulov posted three points (2-1=3) and defenseman John Klingberg added two assists (0-2=2). Goaltender Ben Bishop turned aside 33 of the 34 shots he faced. On special teams, the Stars were 2-for-6 on the power play and 5-of-6 on the penalty kill.
Benn there, done that
Captain Jamie Benn lit the lamp (1-0=1) in the second period on Sunday night against the Canucks. Benn now has points in two of his last three contests (1-1=2). In the 2018-19 campaign, the captain has skated in 69 games and has registered 48 points (26-22=48). Among team leaders, he ranks second on the club in goals (26) and third in points (48). Additionally, he leads the Stars with eight power play goals and ranks fourth with 121 hits. The native of Victoria, B.C. has recorded 644 points (280-364=644) in 736 regular-season contests over his 10 seasons with the Stars and is seven points away from tying Dino Ciccarelli (332-319=651, 602 games) for the fourth-most points in the history of the franchise. Benn has points in seven-straight games vs. Florida (8-4=12), which is his longest active point streak against a single opponent. He also has recorded points in nine of his last 10 overall contests (10-4=12) against the Panthers. Over his career, he has skated in 14 games vs. Florida and has tallied 18 points (10-8=18).
Defenseman Taylor Fedun potted a goal (1-0=1) on Sunday against Vancouver for his fourth goal of the 2018-19 campaign. The blueliner recorded his first goal since Feb. 7 at Nashville (1-0=1). The native of Edmonton, Alberta has recorded 11 points (4-7=11) in 46 games in 2018-19. This season, Fedun has set new career-highs for points and goals in a single season. He has surpassed his point total from the 2016-17 campaign with Buffalo (0-7=7, 27 GP) and his goal total during his rookie season with Edmonton in 2013-14 (2-0=2, 4 GP). With one more assist, Fedun will set a new-career mark for most assists in a single season. He has skated in 92 career NHL contests with Edmonton, San Jose, Vancouver, Buffalo and Dallas, amassing 26 points (6-20=26) and 34 penalty minutes. Fedun was acquired by Dallas on Nov. 10 via trade from Buffalo in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft. In three career games vs. Florida, he has recorded one goal (1-0=1).