What you should know about Friday's 7 p.m. game between the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals:
Game 42: Dallas Stars (21-16-4) at Washington Capitals (24-12-3)
When: Friday, Jan. 4, 7:00 p.m. CT
Where: American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
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
GameCenter: Follow the action LIVE
The Dallas Stars take on the Washington Capitals in the final contest of a four-game home stand. Against the Capitals, the Stars have collected points in 14 of the last 15 games (11-1-3) Dallas has earned points in 16 consecutive games (12-0-4) at home against Washington, which is currently the third-longest active home point by any team against a single opponent. The Stars have not recorded a regulation loss in the Lone Star State vs. the Capitals since a 4-3 defeat on Oct. 17, 1995 at Reunion Arena. In the first meeting between the two clubs on Nov. 3, the Stars defeated the Capitals in overtime, 4-3, at Capital One Arena. Forward Jason Dickinson potted the overtime game-winning goal (1-0=1) and forward Jason Spezza tied a game-high with two points (1-1=2). Goaltender Ben Bishop turned aside 29 of the 32 shots that he faced. On special teams, the Stars were 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-of-3 (66.6%) on the penalty kill.
I need a Miro!
Defenseman Miro Heiskanen tied his career-high with two goals (2-0=2) on Wednesday night vs. the Devils, marking the second time this season he's potted two goals in a game. On Nov. 23 vs. Ottawa, Heiskanen became the ninth-youngest defenseman in NHL history to record a two-plus goal game when he tallied his first-career multi-goal outing (2-0=2). The native of Espoo, Finland has skated in all 41 contests this season for Dallas, ranking fifth on the club and first among Stars defensemen with 19 points (9-10=19). He is tied for fourth among all NHL defensemen with nine goals thus far during his rookie campaign. Among NHL rookies, Heiskanen ranks first in TOI/G (22:58) and is tied for fifth in points (19) and goals (9), while sharing seventh in assists (10). His three game-winning goals in 2018-19 are tied for the most on the Stars and second-most among all rookie players. On Wednesday, he was named to the Central Division roster for the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend. He becomes just the second rookie in Stars/North Stars franchise history to be named to the NHL All-Star Game, joining forward Danny O'Shea who was selected in his rookie campaign of 1968-69.
Segs 'N Bacon
Forward Tyler Seguin added two goals (2=0=2) on Wednesday vs. New Jersey has now inked the scoresheet in three-straight games (2-2=4). Since the start of the 2013-14 season, Seguin's 32 multi-goal games are tied for the third-most in the NHL with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby. Additionally, his 115 games with two-or-more points over that same span are tied for the fourth-most in the NHL with Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin. The 26-year-old currently leads the Stars with 23 assists and 36 points (13-23=36) so far in 2018-19, while he shares second on the club with 13 goals. Seguin has now recorded at least 10 goals, 20 assists and 30 points in each of his six seasons with the Stars, while he is one of just 17 NHL players to have done so in every season dating back to 2013-14. The native of Brampton, Ont. also paces the team with a +13 plus/minus rating and ranks second with four power play goals through 41 games this season. Seguin has posted 163 shots on goal so far this season, which ranks fourth in the NHL. The forward has points in nine of his 11 games against the Capitals as a member of the Dallas Stars (7-4=11) and has inked the scoresheet in four of his five career contests vs. Washington at American Airlines Center (3-3=6).