DALLAS — The Dallas Stars are looking for their second three-game win streak of the season when the host the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.
Dallas is 1-2-1 this season after winning back-to-back games this season, and are hoping to carry over some of the magic from a two-game road swing through Florida and Washington.
“Liked our compete and the way we just managed to find ways to win games,” Devin Shore said. “There are so many things that happen during the course of a game. All that really matters now is finding a way.”
On the road trip Dallas relied heavily on Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 83 of 86 shots in back-to-back victories.
“He’s been our best player the last two games,” Stephen Johns said. “When he makes a big save it’s like a big hit or a blocked shot. It gets us going.”
Sens take a hit
Ottawa will be without top-line center Kyle Turris on Wednesday, who is dealing with a nagging finger injury.
“It’s the same nagging stuff as before, now it needs time to heal,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said. “Maybe the whole trip, so we’ll see.”
Boucher said he hadn’t decided on his lineup yet and could go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen.
Senators projected lineup
Alexandre Burrows — Derick Brassard — Mark Stone
Mike Hoffman — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Tom Pyatt
Ryan Dzingel — Zack Smith — Christopher DiDomenico
Viktor Stalberg — Chris Kelly — Tommy Wingels
Marc Methot — Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf — Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki — Chris Wideman
Scratched: Fredrik Claesson, Jyrki Jokipakka
Injured: Chris Neil (broken finger), Bobby Ryan (broken finger), Clarke MacArthur (concussion), Kyle Turris (finger)
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn — Jason Spezza — Tyler Seguin
Remi Elie — Cody Eakin — Ales Hemsky
Devin Shore — Radek Faksa — Patrick Sharp
Curtis McKenzie — Adam Cracknell — Brett Ritchie
Esa Lindell — John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis — Stephen Johns
Jamie Oleksiak — Patrik Nemeth
Scratched: Greg Pateryn, Jiri Hudler
Injured: Mattias Janmark (knee), Antoine Roussel (hand)