Can Dallas follow up with a bounce back game after losing last night in Boston?
Three games into the season and we’re already seeing a list of “firsts” pop up. Today’s game will be the first game of the season where the Stars are playing after a loss. It’s the first time they’ll be playing on the second night of a back-to-back. It’s also the first game of the year in which Anton Khudobin gets the start in goal.
All that being said, it’s a good opportunity for us to see how the Stars bounce back from a very lackluster performance in Boston. A performance in which Dallas went 0-6 on the owner play. They were outshot 40 to 28, including 17-5 in the first period.
Dallas Potential Lineups
Jamie Benn (14) – Tyler Seguin (91) – Alexander Radulov (47)
Jacob Peterson (40) – Roope Hintz (24) – Joe Pavelski (16)
Michael Raffl (18) – Radek Faksa (12) – Denis Gurianov (34)
Joel Kiviranta (25) – Luke Glendening (11) – Tanner Kero (64)
Esa Lindell (23) – Miro Heiskanen (4)
Ryan Suter (20) – Andrej Sekera (5)
Joel Hanley (44) – Jain Hakanpaa (2)
Anton Khudobin (35)
Braden Holtby (70)
The Ottawa Senators
The Senators had the unique experience of opening the season with a home-and-home against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Senators won the first game on Thursday 3-2 before dropping the second game 3-1 on Saturday.
The Senators, like the Stars, are looking to rebound after last season’s disappointment of not making the playoffs. Today’s game with Dallas will open a four game home stand for Ottawa. A home stand in which they’re hoping to come away with points in all four games.
Dallas and Ottawa will get the season series over in a hurry. After today, they will play again in 12 days when the Senators visit the American Airlines Center.
Ottawa’s Potential Lines
Tim Stutzle (18) – Joshua Norris (9) – Drake Batherson (19)
Nicholas Paul (21) – Shane Pinto (12) – Connor Brown (28)
Alex Formenton (10) – Chris Tierney (71) – Tyler Ennius (63)
Zachary Sanford (13) – Logan Shaw (20) – Parker Kelly (45)
Thomas Chabot (72) – Arterm Zub (2)
Victor Mete (98) – Nikita Zaitsev (22)
Nick Holden (5) – Joshua Brown (3)
Anton Forsberg (31)
Filip Gustavsson (32)