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Gameday Thread: Washington Capitals @ Dallas Stars (7:00pm CDT)

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Come talk with us live as the Stars try to withstand the potent offensive attack of the Washington Capitals and get in the win column.

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Game 2: Washington Capitals @ Dallas Stars
7:00pm CDTAmerican Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Seen Locally on TXA-21, heard on Sports Radio 1310 The Tikcet

Projected lineups:

Benn-Seguin-Cole
Whitney-Eakin-Chiasson
Horcoff-Fiddler-Nichushkin
Roussel-Peverley-Garbutt

Dillon-Robidas
Goligoski-Gonchar
Daley-Benn

Kari Lehtonen

Washington:

Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Laich-Grabovski-Brouwer
Chimera-Fehr-Ward
Erat-Beagle-Wilson

Alzner-Green
Erskine-Carlson
Olesky-Carrick

Holtby

From Stars PR:

WHAT TO WATCH
CAPITAL GAINS
The Dallas Stars play host to the Washington Capitals Saturday night in the first of two meetings between the two clubs. Dallas has won three-straight contests against the Capitals and has earned a point in each of the last four meetings (3-0-1). The Stars currently boast an 11-game home point streak (9-0-2) against Washington, having not lost at home in regulation since Oct. 17, 1995. All-time, the Stars hold a 42-27-18 record against the Capitals.

CHIASSING AMY
Stars forward ALEX CHIASSON scored the team's first goal of the 2013-14 season Thursday night against Florida. With the goal last night, CHIASSON now has eight career NHL points (7-1=8) in eight career NHL games and is the first Star to accomplish this feat since Mike Modano (1989-90). Through his first eight NHL games, The Montreal, Que. native boasts a 43.8% shooting percentage, having scored seven goals on just 16 shots.

BATTLE OF WHITS
Stars forward RAY WHITNEY notched a primary assist on Dallas' first goal of the game Thursday night against Florida. With the assist, WHITNEY extended his opening night point streak to four games (1-4=5), having tallied a point in each of the last four season openers. The 41-year-old leads the Stars in points (54), assists (34) and games played (60) in his career against Washington. WHITNEY comes into Saturday's matchup riding a four-game point streak (2-3=5) against the Capitals, and has recorded 14 points (5-9=14) in his last 12 contests against Washington.

A FOURCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
Defenseman BRENDEN DILLON paced the Stars on Thursday night, notching an assist and adding a shorthanded goal for the third multi-point game of his NHL career. DILLON scored his first-career shorthanded goal Thursday night against the Panthers. The Stars are 2-1-0 in games when DILLON earns multiple points.