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Dallas Stars return home with a chance to clinch a playoff spot

Dallas Stars return home with a chance to clinch a playoff spot

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Game 80: Dallas Stars (41-31-7) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (37-34-8)

When: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. CT

Where: American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)

TV: FOX Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK 1310-AM, 96.7-FM

In-arena radio: 97.5-FM

Live stream: FOX Sports App (in-market only) and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth market)

Official Stars app: Click here to download

GameCenter: Follow the action LIVE

True Grit

The Dallas Stars return to American Airlines Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Dallas and Philadelphia meet for the second and final time during the 2018-19 campaign, with the Flyers taking the first game, 2-1, on Jan. 10 at Wells Fargo Center. Captain Jamie Benn potted the lone goal (1-0=1) for the Stars and goaltender Anton Khudobin turned aside 20 of the 22 shots he faced. On special teams, Dallas went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-of-2 (100%) on the penalty kill. The Stars have won three-straight games (3-0-0) and are riding a five-game point streak (4-0-1) vs. the Flyers at American Airlines Center. Dallas defeated Philadelphia, 3-2, on March 27, 2018 in the last game between the two clubs in the Lone Star State. Right wing Alexander Radulov (1-1=2) and center Tyler Seguin (0-2=2) posted two points, while forwards Brett Ritchie (1-0=1) and Radek Faksa (1-0=1) both added goals. On special teams, the Stars were 1-for-2 (50%) on the power play and 2-of-2 (100%) on the penalty kill.

Hintz the name Roope

Rookie forward Roope Hintz posted a career-best two assists (0-2=2) on Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers and has inked scoresheet in seven of his last 11 contests (4-5=9). Over 17 games since the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 25, he has recorded 11 points (6-5=11) and shares first in the NHL with three game-winning goals. Among rookie players over that span, Hintz shares second in goals (6) and fourth in points (11), while also tied for 10th in assists (5). Additionally, he shares first in power play goals (2) and second in power play points (2-3=5). The native of Tampere, Finland ranks second among Stars rookies with 20 points (9-11=20) in 55 games this season. Among all NHL rookies, he shares fourth with three game-winning goals and eighth with three power play goals. The forward was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (49th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft and made his NHL debut this season on Oct. 4 against the Arizona Coyotes.

What does the Fak say?

Center Radek Faksa recorded an assist (0-1=1) against the Canucks on Saturday and now has inked the scoresheet in three of his last four games (2-2=4). The native of Vitkov, Czech Republic has skated in 78 games in 2018-19 and ranks seventh on the club with 29 points (15-14=29). Among team leaders, he ranks fourth with 15 goals and seventh with 101 hits. Additionally, Faksa ranks second on the club in total faceoff wins (557) and third among team faceoff leaders (50.9%, 557-for-1094). On Feb. 21 vs. St. Louis, he recorded two points (1-1=2) and registered his 100th career NHL point with his goal in the second period. The forward has skated in 282 career NHL contests, all with Dallas, and has amassed 107 points (49-58=107), a +20 plus/minus rating and 164 penalty minutes. Faksa has earned points in both of his career games against the Flyers at American Airlines Center, tallying three points (2-1=3).

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