What you need to know about Tuesday’s game between the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center:
Game 40: Dallas Stars (21-16-2, 44 points) vs. New Jersey Devils (15-20-5, 35 points)
When: Tuesday, January 25 at 6 p.m. CT
Or: Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
TV: ESPN+/Hulu (no blackout restrictions)
Radio: Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce LeVine)
Live statistics: NHL Game Center
Official watch party: Shark Club Sport Bar & Grill (8451 Parkwood Blvd, Plano, TX 75024)
We are the true believers
• After a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia on Monday, the Stars are looking to make a perfect 4-0 trip Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils. These two clubs meet at the Prudential Center for the first of two games in the 2021-22 regular season.
• Dallas have won three in a row against the Devils and have scored in 11 of their last 13 games (8-2-3) against them. At the Prudential Center, the Stars have points in four of their last six outings (3-2-1).
• When the two clubs last met on February 1, 2020, the Stars beat New Jersey in overtime, 3-2, in Newark. Attackers Joel Kiviranta and Joe Pavelsky lit the lamp, with Pavelski scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. Goaltender Ben Bishop stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced.
• Pavelski has scored in eight straight games against New Jersey (six goals, three assists), his second-longest active scoring streak against a single opponent (longest: 10 straight against Ottawa). Pavelski leads all Stars players with 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in 21 career games against the Devils.
• Cheeky Alexander Radulov has 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in nine career games against the Devils, including four games where he had three or more points. At the Prudential Center, he has eight points (two goals, six assists) in five career outings.
• Defender ryan suter has points in three consecutive games (one goal, four assists) and nine points (one goal, eight assists) in his last 10 games against the Devils. Suter leads the Stars with 14 assists in 20 games against New Jersey.
• Cheeky Roope Hintz has two assists in two of his three career games against New Jersey.
• In his last 17 games against the Devils, the goaltender Braden Holtby went 14-1-2 with a 1.86 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and four shutouts. The veteran goaltender is 17-4-3 with a 2.03 GAA, .924 SV% and five shutouts in 24 career appearances against New Jersey.
Whenever there’s a doubt, I just have to shout
• Cheeky Jason Robertson had one assist in Monday’s contest and now has points (three goals, three assists) in three straight games. He also recorded points in 11 of his last 12, posting 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) during that span.
• The Arcadia, Calif., native ranks second on the Stars in assists (22) and points (38) in 30 games this season, while he ranks third in goals (16).
• Robertson now has 84 points (33 goals, 51 assists) in 85 regular season games during his NHL career.
• His 84 points in 85 career games are the third in Stars franchise history, behind Neal Broten (107 points) and Dino Ciccarelli (103 points).
• Robertson is the ninth NHL player in the last 20 years to score at least 84 points in his first 85 career games.
Another story, another memory
• Rookie Striker Jacob Peterson scored the game-winning goal Monday night against the Flyers, his second goal in his last four games
• The Lidkoping, Sweden native ranks first among NHL rookies and third among the Stars with three game-winning goals this season.
• Peterson is also tied for 11th among league rookies and is sixth in Dallas with seven goals and nine points in 32 games this season.
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Kyle Shohara is the digital manager of DallasStars.com and writes about the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter @kyleshohara.