Dallas Stars set to battle against Ottawa Senators on Friday Night.

Dallas Stars set to battle against Ottawa Senators on Friday Night.

American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX – December 15, 2023, 7 p.m.

The Dallas Stars are gearing up to face off against the Ottawa Senators in an electrifying Friday night showdown at the American Airlines Center. The game promises to be a riveting encounter between two teams eager to make their mark in the 2023-24 NHL season.

Team Statistics

Dallas Stars:

  • Record: 16-8-3 (7-5-1 at Home)
  • Rank: 35 Points (3rd Central)
  • Power Play: 25.0% (20-for-80)
  • Penalty Kill: 86.7% (78-for-90)
  • Last 10 Games: 4-4-2

Ottawa Senators:

  • Record: 11-12-0 (3-3-0 Away)
  • Rank: 22 Points (8th Atlantic)
  • Power Play: 17.5% (17-for-97)
  • Penalty Kill: 72.4% (55-for-76)
  • Last 10 Games: 5-5-0

Head-to-Head History

The Stars and Senators will clash for the first time this season, with the Stars looking to continue their recent success against Ottawa. Last season, the two teams split their series (1-1-0), with the Stars snapping a four-game winless streak against the Senators with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory.

Player Highlights

  • Forward Joe Pavelski had an impressive point streak last season, recording at least a point (9-8--17) in 16 of his last 18 games against the Senators. However, he was held off the scoresheet in their first matchup, breaking a 10-game point streak.
  • Forward Tyler Seguin is on a hot streak, recording points in his last two games against the Senators and accumulating six points (1-5--6) in his last seven encounters.
  • Defenseman Miro Heiskanen showcased his offensive prowess in the last game against Ottawa, notching two goals in under two minutes. He leads Stars defensemen with 19 points (3-16--19) this season and boasts an impressive average ice time of 25:14 minutes per game.

Recent Performances

The Stars have been in solid form, winning three of their last four games and seven of their last 11 against Ottawa at home. On the Senators' side, they have a 5-5-0 record in their last ten games, making this matchup an intriguing battle between teams with different recent trajectories.

Key Players to Watch

  • Wyatt Johnston (Stars): 1 goal, 2 assists in 2 games
  • Tyler Seguin (Stars): 1 goal, 1 assist in 2 games
  • Miro Heiskanen (Stars): 2 goals, 1 assist in the last game

Current Standings

As the Stars aim to consolidate their position in the Central Division, and the Senators strive to climb the ranks in the Atlantic Division, both teams are hungry for a crucial win.

Hockey enthusiasts can catch the action live on Bally Sports Southwest or tune in to Sportsradio 96.7/1310 The Ticket for live radio coverage. For additional game day resources, visit the Stars Press Room and stay tuned for what promises to be an exhilarating matchup between the Dallas Stars and the Ottawa Senators.