This afternoon, the Dallas Stars will play the first game of their back-to-back in New York.
The Dallas Stars will take on the Islanders today, then the Rangers tomorrow night.
The Islanders have been better than most people expected this year after losing their captain to the Leafs. They’ve got a similar record to the Stars, but they are second in the Metro.
The Eastern Conference is all over the place this year, so who knows if that’ll end up sticking in April, but for now, they’re in a playoff spot.
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During this back-to-back, expect Ben Gleason and Roope Hintz to get some playing time. This week is a long one for the Stars with five games in seven days, so the new call-ups will certainly get swapped into the line-up at some point.
Gleason and Hintz are up to provide a few extra players, since the Stars don’t have anyone to healthy scratch on the roster at this point.
Both Gleason and Hintz have spent time with the Stars this season. Gleason was up for a pair of games a week ago, and Hintz started the season with the team before being sent down to work on things in the AHL.
Dallas Stars (10-7-2) at New York Islanders (10-6-2)
12:00 PM CT – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
Away TV: FOX Sports Southwest (Josh Bogorad and Daryl Reaugh)
Home TV: MSG Plus (Brendan Burke and Butch Goring)
Away Radio: Sportsradio 1310 AM and 96.7 FM The Ticket (Josh Bogorad and Daryl Reaugh)
Home Radio: 88.7 WRHU (Chris King and Greg Picker)
Online Streaming: NHL.tv, Fubo.tv
Last Season vs. New York: 2-0-0
Dallas Stars Injury Report
Connor Carrick: Carrick is a couple weeks away from returning still.
Martin Hanzal: Hanzal looks like he’ll be back in December as predicted.
Stephen Johns: Johns has no update, just that he’s not ready yet.
John Klingberg: Klingberg’s timetable was extended a bit longer, but he’ll hopefully be back by early-to-mid-December.
Marc Methot: Methot sounds to be the closest defenseman to being back, but he’s not ready yet.
Devin Shore: Shore is still a few days away from his estimated return.
None of the injured players went on the three-game road trip with the team, but the Stars will be back in town on Friday.
New York Islanders Injury Report
Casey Cizikas: Cizikas was put on IR last week and he’ll be out a couple of weeks.
Andrew Ladd: Ladd was also put on IR last week, but he doesn’t have an estimated return date yet.
Matthew Lorito: Lorito has been missing all season with no set return date.
Matt Martin: Martin has been on IR since the beginning of November, and he’s not quite ready to return.
Linus Soderstrom: Soderstrom has missed the whole season and, like Lorito, has no projected return date.
The last time the Stars were on the road was their first back-to-back this season, and they came out of that 0-1-1. Hopefully, they’ll do better this time.