Stars face the Ducks, aim for 6th straight win
Anaheim, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas is looking to keep its five-game win streak going when the Stars take on Anaheim.
The Ducks are 10-12-2 against Western Conference opponents. Anaheim averages 11.8 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the league. Erik Gudbranson leads the team serving 82 total minutes.
The Stars are 17-6-4 in Western Conference play. Dallas has given up 25 power-play goals, killing 83.1% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Oct. 24, Dallas won 2-1. Denis Gurianov totaled two goals for the Stars.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 7-3-0, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
Ducks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.5 assists, four penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with a .886 save percentage.
INJURIES: Ducks: Jakob Silfverberg: day to day (upper-body).
Stars: John Klingberg: day to day (lower body).