Crosby and the Penguins visit the Stars
Dallas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup with Dallas. He’s fifth in the league with 93 points, scoring 33 goals and recording 60 assists.
The Stars are 22-13-3 at home. Dallas has converted on 18.9 percent of power-play opportunities, recording 36 power-play goals.
The Penguins are 19-11-8 on the road. Pittsburgh is eighth in the NHL recording 9 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 5.6 assists. In their last meeting on Nov. 21, Pittsburgh won 5-1. Crosby recorded a team-high 3 points for the Penguins in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 6-2-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .940 save percentage.
Stars: 6-3-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 1.2 goals per game with a .960 save percentage.
Stars Injuries: Mats Zuccarello: out (broken arm).