What you should know about Saturday's game between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues:
Game 65: Dallas Stars (32-27-5) at St. Louis Blues (34-23-6)
When: Sunday, March 2, 7 p.m. CT
Where: Enterprise Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest PLUS
Radio: KTCK 1310-AM, 96.7-FM
Live stream: FOX Sports App (in-market only) and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth market)
Official Stars app: Click here to download
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Feelin' the Blues
The Dallas Stars conclude a four-game road trip on Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. The two clubs meet for the fourth and final time during the 2018-19 regular-season, with the Stars holding a 2-1-0 series advantage. Dallas has recorded victories in five of the last six games (5-1-0) against the Blues. In the most recent contest between the two clubs, the Stars defeated the Blues, 5-2, on Feb. 21 at American Airlines Center. With the victory, Dallas snapped St. Louis' franchise-record 11-game winning streak. Four Stars players tallied multi-point games including Jamie Benn (2-0=2), Tyler Seguin (1-1=2), Esa Lindell (0-2=2) and Radek Faksa (1-1=2). Goaltender Anton Khudobin turned aside 43 of the 45 shots he faced. Dallas defeated St. Louis, 3-1, on Jan. 8 in the first game of the season series at Enterprise Center. Seguin recorded a game-high three points (2-1=3) to help the Stars snap a seven-game road winless streak (0-4-3) at Enterprise Center. He leads all Stars player with five points (3-2=5) in three games against the Blues in 2018-19. On special teams this season against St. Louis, the Stars are 1-for-7 (14%) on the power play and 6-of-8 (75%) on the penalty kill.
Take a Hintz
Forward Roope Hintz recorded his first career game-winning goal (1-0=1) in overtime on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings. He has lit the lamp in his last two games (2-0=2) and is now riding his first career goal streak. Hintz has also tied the longest point streak of his NHL career, which he most recently achieved when he recorded two assists (0-2=2) over two games from Feb. 9 - 12. Additionally, the forward has points in back-to-back road games (2-0=2) for the second time in his career and has inked the scoresheet in four of his last seven road contests (2-2=4). The native of Tampere, Finland has skated in 40 NHL contests this season and has registered 11 points (5-6=11) with 14 penalty minutes. In the first game of the 2018-19 season for Dallas on Oct. 4, he made his NHL debut against the Coyotes and logged one shot on goal with 9:59 time on ice. He recorded his first NHL point with a goal (1-0=1) on Nov. 18 against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center. This season, the forward has also skated in 21 AHL contests for the Texas Stars and has recorded 22 points (9-13=22) with two power play goals. Hintz was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (49th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
What does the Fak say?
Forward Radek Faksa potted a goal (1-0=1) on Thursday night vs. Los Angeles and now has lit the lamp in three of his last five games (3-1=4). On Thursday, the forward recorded team-high 13 faceoff wins and has gone 25-for-37 (67.6%) from the faceoff dot over his last two games. The forward ranks eighth on the club with 24 points (12-12=24) in 64 games this season. Among team leaders, he ranks fourth with 12 goals and eighth with 79 hits. Faksa ranks third on the Stars with a 50.2 faceoff win percentage (450-for-896) and second with 450 faceoff wins. On Feb. 21 vs. St. Louis, Faksa recorded two points (1-1=2) and registered his 100th career NHL point with his goal in the second period. The native of Vitkov, Czech Republic has skated in 268 career NHL contests, all with Dallas, and has amassed 102 points (46-56=102), a +18 plus/minus rating and 156 penalty minutes. Faksa was originally selected by Dallas with the 13th overall selection in the 20212 NHL Draft.