Everything you need to know about Saturday's game between the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks:
Game 45: Dallas Stars (26-14-4) at San Jose Sharks (20-22-4)
When: Saturday, Jan. 11 at 9:30 p.m. CT
Where: SAP Center (San Jose, Calif.)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest PLUS (Josh Bogorad, Daryl "Razor" Reaugh, Brien Rea, Brent Severyn)
Radio: KTCK 1310-AM, 96.7-FM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl "Razor" Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce LeVine)
Live stream: FOX Sports GO, ESPN+ (Sharks broadcast) and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex)
Follow: @DallasStars, official Dallas Stars app and NHL GameCenter
Did you know?
Captain Jamie Benn has points in back-to-back games (3-1=4) at SAP Center and has amassed 10 points (6-4=10) over his last seven contests in San Jose.
Center Tyler Seguin has inked the scoresheet in five of his last seven contests (1-6=7) at SAP Center.
Defenseman John Klingberg has points in four of his last five games (2-3=5) vs. San Jose.
Defenseman Miro Heiskanen has goals in back-to-back games (2-0=2) against the Sharks and has points in all three career games (2-1=3) against them.
Center Radek Faksa has points in back-to-back games (1-1=2) vs. San Jose.
Goaltender Anton Khudobin has appeared in seven career games against the Sharks and has earned a 5-2-0 record with a .950 save percentage, a 1.57 goals-against average and one shutout.
Video: Pavelski reflects on time in San Jose
Hintz you been gone
Center Roope Hintz tied his career-high with two points (1-1=2) on Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks and now has multi-point games in two of his last three outings (2-2=4).
Hintz has inked the scoresheet in five of his last six games (3-4=7) and recorded a career-long four-game point streak (2-3=5) from Dec. 28 - Jan. 3.
He has skated in 37 games during the 2019-20 campaign and leads the Stars with 15 goals.
Among team leaders, Hintz ranks third with 23 points (15-8=23) and shares first three game-winning goals.
The native of Tampere, Finland has recorded a career-high two shorthanded goals this season, pacing the Stars and tied for sixth in the NHL.
On the road in 2019-20, the forward leads the club with 10 goals and shares second with 12 points (10-2=12).
Not your average Joe
Forward Joe Pavelski is scheduled to face the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, the first game of his NHL career against his former team.
The 14-season NHL veteran spent the first 13 seasons of his NHL career with the San Jose Sharks, appearing in 963 regular-season games in a Sharks sweater before joining the Stars this past offseason.
Originally selected by San Jose in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft, Pavelski departed the Sharks ranking second in San Jose history in goals (355), while ranking third in points (761) and assists (406). Additionally, he ranked second in power play goals (121) and game-winning goals (60), and fourth in games played (963).
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Plover, Wisc. qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 12 of his 13 seasons with San Jose, registering 100 points (48-52=100) in 134 career postseason contests.
He helped the Sharks to the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, finishing the 2016 postseason ranking first in the NHL with 14 goals and third with 23 points (14-9=23) in 24 contests.
Pavelski became the 344th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000 regular-season games played mark on Dec. 20 against the Florida Panthers. He was the 227th forward to reach the League-recognized milestone, while he was also one of just 25 active NHL players to do so.
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov
Denis Gurianov - Roope Hintz - Joe Pavelski
Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake Comeau
Mattias Janmark - Jason Dickinson - Joel Kiviranta
Esa Lindell - Roman Polak
Jamie Oleksiak - Miro Heiskanen
Andrej Sekera - Taylor Fedun
Scratched: C Justin Dowling
Injured: D John Klingberg (lower body), D Stephen Johns (post-traumatic headaches), C Martin Hanzal (back)
Suspended: RW Corey Perry
Don't miss your chance to see the Stars take on the Buffalo Sabres when they return home to American Airlines Center on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets now!