Pittsburgh Penguins vs Dallas Stars - This will be the second and final meeting between the rivals. Pittsburgh made a move on Monday prior to the trade deadline. They enter with a three consecutive winning streak, but still struggling for a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference.
Prospect goalie Brad Thiessen made his NHL debut over Columbs Blue Jackets, blocking 21 shots in a 4-2 win on Sunday. Goalie Brent Johnson and Marc-Andre Fleury are injured. Left winger Matt Cooke has converted a penalty shot and ex-Stars forward James Neal managed twice as Pittsburgh won 3-1 on November 11.
The Stars are in the position of needing to get 2 points in every game to avoid failing at the top eight. Dallas looks confident right now, secured a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory against the league-leading Vancouver Canucks. Dallas forwards Benden Morrow suffered a neck and back injury, also Jake Dowell has an injured finger.
Dallas defenseman Sheldon Souray assisted on Ribeiro's game-tying goal. Evgeni Malkin made five goals in his previous three games and led all skaters with 6 shots.
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