Dallas Stars seek redemption against Canucks at American Airlines Center.

Dallas Stars seek redemption against Canucks at American Airlines Center.

Dallas, TX - December 21, 2023

The Dallas Stars are gearing up for a showdown against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at the American Airlines Center, marking the second of three encounters between the two teams this season. The Canucks previously bested the Stars with a 2-0 victory on November 4 in Vancouver.

Currently facing a challenging seven-game winless streak (0-6-1) against the Canucks, the Stars are determined to reverse their fortune on home ice. Captain Jamie Benn, a consistent force against Vancouver, leads the Stars' skaters with four points (2-2--4) in three games from the previous season. Benn has accumulated an impressive 34 points (16-18--34) in 39 career games against the Canucks, including 21 points (11-10--21) in 19 home games.

Forward Sam Steel, who endured a goalless outing in the first clash, aims to reignite his scoring prowess after a five-game goal streak (5-0--5) against the Canucks. Steel's historic hat-trick on March 26, 2019, remains a memorable highlight, and he boasts eight goals (8-0--8) in eight career games against Vancouver.

Defenseman Ryan Suter has been a consistent contributor against the Canucks, securing points (1-1--2) in each of his last two home games. With five points (1-4--5) in his last six home encounters, Suter stands as a defensive asset for the Stars in their quest for victory.

Despite the Stars' recent struggles, no active streaks currently weigh them down, leaving room for a potential turnaround. Key players like Joe Pavelski (15-28--43, 62 GP), Jamie Benn (16-18--34, 39 GP), Tyler Seguin (9-20--29, 28 GP), and Ryan Suter (8-21--29, 60 GP) aim to make a significant impact in Thursday night's clash.

Forward Matt Duchene, coming off a stellar performance against Seattle with two goals and an assist (2-1--3), has been a consistent force for the Stars. Duchene has points (4-3--7) in four consecutive games and shares second place on the team with 10 goals, while also ranking third with 27 points (10-17--27).

As the Stars strive for redemption, fans eagerly anticipate an intense matchup at the American Airlines Center, with the puck set to drop at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest and Sportsradio 96.7/1310 The Ticket, providing fans with comprehensive coverage of the highly anticipated clash between the Dallas Stars and the Vancouver Canucks.