Two large points are on the line in a crucial central division match-up. The Dallas Stars have a pedestrian 8-9-5 record against the central. They've taken away five of six points against Winnipeg so far this season, however. Winnipeg hasn't won a game in their last six, so they'll be extra motivated to end that streak tonight.
Cody Eakin should play tonight, and lines are anticipated to be the following based on morning skate via Mark Stepneski:
Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Valeri Nichushkin
Erik Cole - Cody Eakin/Travis Morin - Colton Sceviour
Antoine Roussel - Vernon Fiddler - Ryan Garbutt
Ray Whitney - Chris Mueller - Alex Chiasson
Alex Goligoski - Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn - Brenden Dillon
Kevin Connauton - Sergei Gonchar
Tim Thomas in net.