The Dallas Stars, the NHL’s best team, will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.
This game marks the first time the Stars will face the Penguins since a 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 10.
The Stars are 1-1-0 against the Penguins in the regular season and 0-1 against the franchise.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2007.
Here are the lines for the Stars: Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin (LW, DAL) leads the team in scoring with 10 goals and 21 points in 11 games this season.
He is tied for second in the NHL with 12 power-play goals and is tied with Jonathan Drouin (NYI) for fifth in goals in a season with 12.
The 5-foot-11, 182-pound forward has also added eight goals and 22 points in 15 playoff games.
Nichushka is tied on the team with five assists.
Pittsburgh defenseman Nick Bonino (LAR) leads all NHL defensemen with seven points in 10 games this year.
He leads the NHL in scoring at 19 goals and has seven power-plays goals.
Bonino is tied-for fifth in the league with nine shorthanded goals.
The 6-foot, 205-pound defenseman is tied tied for fifth on the Penguins with 17 power-point goals.
Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski (DAL) has six points (two goals, five assists) in seven games.
He has nine goals and eight points in 19 career playoff games against Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy (BUF) has five points (one goal, three assists) over his past three games.
Lovejoy leads the Penguins defensemen in scoring (19) and is fifth on Pittsburgh with 31 blocked shots.
Love also has five assists in eight games against the Stars this season and is the team’s leading scorer.
The Penguins are 2-0-1 on the road this season with three games at home.
This will be the second meeting between these teams this season after a 5 0-0 overtime win in Dallas on Jan. 25, 2018.
The game was originally slated for Friday, but the Stars decided to reschedule it for Monday.
Pittsburgh Stars forward Brad Marchand (WSH) leads Stars defenseman Johnny Oduya (BOS) in scoring.
He was third in the League with nine power-played goals and tied for fourth in scoring in 2016-17.
Marchand leads the Stars in scoring on the power play with 16 points (five goals, nine assists) and ranks tied for eighth in the Association with a plus-minus rating of +8.
He also has six power-game goals.
Oduyanas 18 goals in 81 games are tied for sixth on the club and tied with Brayden Point (BAS) for the team lead in scoring this season at 23.
He led the team this season in points at 26 and has 10 goals, 14 assists and is a plus/minus rating.
Ondo is tied in goals with Alex Chiasson (MIN) for third in all-time NHL history with five.
Chiassons 27 goals in 82 games are third on the Stars and tied-fourth in the American League.
Chiasses 21 power- play goals are tied-fifth on the franchise and he has seven points (three goals, six assists) this season on the penalty kill.
Chiasso also has a plus–minus rating (+13) in nine games against his former team.
The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (PHI) leads Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (WAS) in points with 18 points (nine goals, 12 assists) through 31 games this postseason.
He tied for seventh on the Blackhawks in points in 2016 with 31.
The Blackhawks have won six of their past seven games against Dallas and have a six-game lead in the series.
The Hawks are 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Jakub Voracek (MTL) leads Flyers defenseman Claude Giroux (COL) in goals at 21 this season, tied for ninth on the Flyers in the AHL and sixth in the entire NHL.
He ranks second on the NHL team in assists with 15 and is fourth in the Flyers’ playoff scoring with six goals.
Giroux is tied among Flyers defenseman in points (17) and power-assists (10).
Voraceks goal on Saturday against the Rangers is tied, and he added an assist on Sunday.
Philadelphia forward Brandon Manning (MTl) leads NHL defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (BUA) in assists (16), and he leads the league in points by a defenseman (36).
Manning has 14 points (eight goals, 11 assists) for 21 points (12 goals, 10 assists) against the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. Manning