Dallas faces Columbus, aims to end road slide
Dallas Stars (8-9-6, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (11-12-6, fifth in the Central Division)
Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas travels to Columbus looking to end its three-game road losing streak.
The Blue Jackets are 11-12-6 against the rest of their division. Columbus has converted on 16.2% of power-play opportunities, scoring 12 power-play goals.
The Stars are 8-9-6 against opponents in the Central Division. Dallas averages 9.0 penalty minutes per game, the 10th-most in the Nhl. Jamie Benn leads the team serving 21 total minutes.
The teams square off for the second game in a row.
TOP PERFORMERS: Oliver Bjorkstrand leads the Blue Jackets with 23 points, scoring 10 goals and adding 13 assists. Jack Roslovic has one goal and seven assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
Joe Pavelski has 24 total points while scoring 13 goals and totaling 11 assists for the Stars. Jason Robertson has 7 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-5-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, three penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with an .895 save percentage.
Stars: 3-5-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.4 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blue Jackets: None listed.
Stars: Alexander Radulov: day to day (lower body), Mark Pysyk: day to day (lower body), Roope Hintz: day to day (lower body).