Pavelski and Dallas take on Boston
Boston Bruins (25-13-3, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Dallas Stars (22-17-2, fifth in the Central)
Dallas; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Joe Pavelski leads Dallas into a matchup against Boston. He’s 10th in the league with 48 points, scoring 19 goals and recording 29 assists.
The Stars are 14-5-1 at home. Dallas is eighth in the Western Conference averaging 5.0 assists per game, led by Pavelski with 0.7.
The Bruins have gone 11-5-2 away from home. Boston is 24th in the NHL with 35.4 shots per game and is averaging 3.1 goals.
In their last meeting on Oct. 16, Boston won 3-1. Brad Marchand scored a team-high two goals for the Bruins in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Roope Hintz leads the Stars with a plus-15 in 39 games this season. Pavelski has six goals and 13 assists over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Marchand leads the Bruins with 21 goals and has 47 points. David Pastrnak has nine goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 5-5-0, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.
Bruins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.9 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with an .891 save percentage.
INJURIES: Stars: None listed.
Bruins: Tuukka Rask: day to day (lower body), John Moore: day to day (upper body), Nick Foligno: day to day (upper body).