What you should know about Thursday's game between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche:
Game 74: Dallas Stars (38-29-6) vs. Colorado Avalanche (32-29-12)
When: Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. CT
Where: American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest PLUS
Radio: KTCK 1310-AM, 96.7-FM
In-arena radio: 97.5-FM
Live stream: FOX Sports GO and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth market)
Official Stars app: Click here to download
GameCenter: Follow the action LIVE
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The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche meet on Thursday night at American Airlines Center for the fourth and final contest of the 2018-19 season series. The Stars have posted a 1-2-0 record in 2018-19 against the Avalanche, notching a 1-0-0 mark on home ice and a 0-2-0 mark on the road. In three games vs. Colorado, right wing Alexander Radulov leads all Stars skaters with seven points (3-4=7). On special teams, the Stars are 1-for-6 (17%) on the power play and 10-of-13 (76.9%) on the penalty kill. The Stars blanked the Avalanche, 4-0, in the most recent game of the season series on March 7 at American Airlines Center. Radulov registered the first hat trick of his NHL career (3-0=3) and captain Jamie Benn added two points (1-1=2). Goaltender Ben Bishop stopped all 31 shots he faced. At American Airlines Center, Dallas has won six of the last seven games (6-1-0) vs. the Avalanche and have earned points in eight of the last 10 games (6-2-2) against them
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Goaltender Ben Bishop turned aside 20 of the 22 shots he faced on Tuesday night against the Panthers and has won six consecutive games (6-0-0). Over his six-game streak, he has recorded a 0.55 goals-against average, a .980 save percentage and three shutouts. In 42 total games this season, Bishop has a 25-14-2 record with a 2.05 GAA, a .932 SV% and six shutouts (6). Among League leaders, he ranks first in SV% (.923) and second in GAA (2.05), while sharing second in shutouts (6). Over his last eight home games at American Airlines Center, Bishop has earned a 7-1-0 record with a 1.38 GAA, a .953 SV% and three shutouts. The native of Denver, Colo. has a 16-6-2 mark with five shutouts in 24 home games during the 2018-19 campaign. Among League goaltending leaders with at least 10 appearances at home, he ranks first in SV% (.935), shares first in GAA (1.97) and ranks second in shutouts (5). In 13 career games against the Colorado Avalanche, Bishop sports a 6-6-0 record with a 2.32 GAA, a .916 SV% and two shutouts.
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Captain Jamie Benn registered a three-point night (1-2=3) vs. Florida on Tuesday and now has points in three of his last four contests (2-3=5). Benn recorded the fourth 3+ point outing of the 2018-19 campaign and the 49th of his NHL career. Since the 2013-14 campaign, Benn's 40 three-or-more point games are the sixth-most by any player in the NHL. In 2018-19, the captain has skated in 70 games and has registered 51 points (27-24=51). Among team leaders, he shares first in goals (27) and third in points (51). Additionally, he leads the Stars with eight power play goals and ranks fourth with 122 hits. The native of Victoria, B.C. has recorded 647 points (281-366=647) in 737 regular-season contests over his 10 seasons with the Stars and is four 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 five-straight games (4-2=6) against the Avalanche and has points in 10 of his last 11 games (7-9=16) against them. The five-game streak is Benn's second-longest active point streak against a single opponent (longest: eight straight vs. Florida Panthers). At American Airlines Center vs. Colorado, the captain has inked the scoresheet in five consecutive games (4-5=9). Benn has 41 points (13-28-41) in 42 career games against the Avalanche, his highest point total against any NHL club.