What you should know about Thursday's game between the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks:
Game 16: Dallas Stars (8-6-1) vs. San Jose Sharks (8-4-3)
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 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 App and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth market)
Official Stars app: Click here to download
GameCenter: Follow the action LIVE
The Dallas Stars return home to American Airlines Center after a season-long six-game road trip on Thursday night to face the San Jose Sharks. Dallas and San Jose square off in the first of three games during the 2018-19 campaign and the first of two contests at American Airlines Center. Dallas has won four-straight home games (4-0-0) against San Jose, the longest home winning streak vs. the Sharks since recording wins in five-straight home games (5-0-0) from March 3, 2002 - March 7, 2004. Last season against the Sharks, the Stars posted a 2-1-0 record with a 1-0-0 mark on home ice. In the most recent game vs. San Jose in the Lone Star State, the Stars blanked the Sharks, 6-0, on Dec. 31, 2017. Five different Stars skaters lit the lamp including forward Tyler Pitlick (2-0=2), defenseman Stephen Johns (1-0=1), defenseman John Klingberg (1-1=2), forward Tyler Seguin (1-0=1) and forward Devin Shore (1-0=1). Forward Radek Faksa tied his career-high with three points (0-3=3) and captain Jamie Benn and forward Mattias Janmark each added two assists (0-2=2). Goaltender Ben Bishop turned aside all 26 of the shots he faced on the evening.
Oh captain! My captain!
Captain Jamie Benn recorded the club's lone goal (1-0=1) on Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The captain has now inked the scoresheet in four of his last five games (3-1=4) and has potted a goal in three of his last four contests (3-0=3). He saw his three-game point streak (2-1=3) snapped on Monday night against the Bruins, which was his longest of the 2018-19 campaign since opening the season with points in four-straight games (4-4=8) from Oct. 4 - 13. Benn shares third on the Stars with 12 points (7-5=12) in 15 games this season, ranking first in goals (7) and sharing sixth in assists (5). His four power play goals this season lead the team and are tied for the sixth-most among all NHL players. The native of Victoria, B.C. has points in three of his last four games vs. San Jose (4-2=6) and has inked the scoresheet in consecutive home games (1-2=3) against them. Benn has recorded 33 points (14-19=33) in 37 career games vs. the Sharks.