Game 34: Dallas Stars (18-13-2, 38 points) vs. Florida Panthers (24-7-5, 53 points)
When: Friday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. CT
Where: FLA Live Arena - Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Southwest Plus (Josh Bogorad, Daryl "Razor" Reaugh, Lauren Callender, Brien Rea, Brent Severyn, Michelle McMahon)
Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl "Razor" Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce LeVine)
Online stream: Bally Sports
Live stats: NHL GameCenter
Official watch party: Texas Live! (1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011)
A half-past 7, now I'm on the 95
• The Stars face the Florida Panthers on Friday night at FLA Live Arena on the first night of a back-to-back. On Saturday, the team will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena.
• Dallas has earned points in seven of the past 10 road games (5-3-2) against the Panthers and in 10 of the past 14 (7-4-3) trips to Sunrise.
• The Stars took the season opener between the two clubs on Jan. 6, a thrilling 6-5 shootout victory at American Airlines Center.
• Denis Gurianov tied his career high with three points (one goal, two assists), while captain Jamie Benn (one goal, one assist) and defenseman John Klingberg (two assists) each added multi-point games on the evening. Braden Holtby stopped 37 of the 42 shots he faced and improved his record to 13-2-2 in 18 career games against the Panthers.
• Jason Robertson has lit the lamp in five consecutive games (six goals, two assists) against the Panthers with three multi-point outings over that span.
• Tyler Seguin is riding a six-game point streak (six goals, six assists) vs. Florida and has tallied 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) over his past 11 contests against them. The Brampton, Ont., native has inked the scoresheet in seven of his past eight games (eight goals, seven assists) at FLA Live Arena, notching five multi-point efforts over that stretch.
• Klingberg has assists in three-straight games against the Panthers and has earned 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 20 career contests against them.
• Benn, who is set to play in his 900th career regular season game Friday night, has points in three of his past four games (two goals, three assists) vs. Florida and leads all current Stars with 15 goals and 29 points in 25 career games against Florida.
• Jake Oettinger has a 0-2-1 record in three career contests against the Panthers, registering a 2.65 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
• Anton Khudobin has appeared in 13 career games vs. Florida, posting a 6-3-2 record with a 2.27 GAA, .933 SV% and three shutouts - the most against any opponent in his career.
No matter the weather, I'll never waver
• Joe Pavelski recorded a career-high five points (two goals, three assists) Wednesday night against the Seattle Kraken, his second 4+ point outing of the season (last: Dec. 18 vs. Chicago).
• Pavelski is one of six NHL players this season to record a five-point game, joining Boston's Matt Grzelcyk, Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon, Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust, LA's Anze Kopitar and Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau (two times).
• The forward is the first Stars player to record a 5+ point game since Seguin registered a hat trick and two assists on March 6, 2014 against the Vancouver Canucks.
• On Wednesday night, Pavelski became the first NHL player to record 5+ points in a regular-season game at age 37 or older since Teemu Selanne (three goals, two assists) on March 28, 2011 with Anaheim.
• With his five-point outing vs. Seattle, he now has seven multi-point games in 2021-22. The last time an NHL player had 7+ multi-point games in a single regular season at age 37 or older was in 2017-18, when Daniel Sedin (13), Henrik Sedin (9), Henrik Zetterberg (8) and Patrick Marleau (7) each did so.
• Pavelski is the 29th player in NHL history to record two-or-more 4+ point games in a single season at age 37 or older. Additionally, he joins Sergei Zubov as one of two players in franchise history 37 years or older to record two 4+ point games. Both Pavelski and Zubov (2007-08) each recorded their 4+ games at 37 years or older in the same season.
• He now has points in seven-straight games (six goals, eight assists), tying his season-long point streak.
• The native of Plover, Wis., leads the Stars in points (35), goals (15), assists (20) and power-play goals (6) and co-leads in plus/minus (+12).
• Pavelski on Thursday evening was named to the Central Division's roster for the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game.
He was the one who always did the right things
• Robertson notched a goal and an assist against Seattle on Wednesday and is riding a season-long eight-game point streak (five goals, seven assists), which is the second-longest point streak of his NHL career (longest: nine games from April 13-27, 2021).
• The second-year player ranks second on the team in points (32), third in goals (13) and second in assists (19) and power-play goals (4), while he's tied for first in plus/minus (+12) and game-winning goals (4).
• The Arcadia, Calif., native has inked the scoresheet in 15 of his past 17 games (10 goals, 13 assists) and leads the team with nine multi-point games this season.
• Robertson has points in 11 consecutive games (six goals, 11 assists) at American Airlines Center, the longest home point streak in the NHL this season. His 11-game home point streak is tied for the sixth-longest in franchise history (1967-present). He's the first Stars skater to record a double-digit home point streak since John Klingberg (11 GP) in 2017-18.
• On Thursday, it was announced Robertson was among 32 players on the ballot in the 2022 NHL All-Star Last Men In fan vote for the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game. Fans have until Monday, Jan. 17 at 10:59 p.m. CT to vote Robertson into the All-Star Game at DallasStars.com/RobertsonLastManIn.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club.
Kyle Shohara is the Digital Manager for DallasStars.com and writes about the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter @kyleshohara.