Dallas looks for its second win over Nashville in three weeks when the teams begin a home-and-home series with a matchup at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
The Stars won 11 of their first 16 meetings with the Predators, but Nashville rebounded to outscore Dallas 10-6 in winning three of the four games between the teams last season.
Dallas goalie Marty Turco, who went 1-1 against the Predators last season, said the Stars thought about those losses, especially when they noticed they would be playing Nashville three times in the first month of the season.
“We have mentioned this Nashville team a lot since preseason,” Turco said. “They are a hard team to play against. They work really hard.”
Dallas got some revenge against the Predators on Oct. 11, winning 3-1 in Nashville.
“We wanted to match their intensity,” Turco said. “And we came through.”
The Stars lost four of six after that win over the Predators, but they’ve since won two straight, including Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime victory over the visiting Calgary Flames.
Guerin has three goals and three assists in the Stars’ last two wins.
“He’s the definition of a power forward: a little skill, a little brawn,” Stars coach Dave Tippett said. “He’s a hard player to play against when he plays that way. He plays like the bull in a china shop, but he can play with finesse along with that.”
Tippett also had praise for Arnott, who added three assists.
“He’s played with a real sense of urgency about him. He’s just going to get things done. He’s not leaving it to anyone else. He’s taking the initiative himself.”
Nashville snapped a four-game losing streak on Thursday, beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 at home.
“They’re a tough team to score against and we were fortunate,” Johnson said. “This gives us a little confidence, a little momentum.”
The Stars and Predators conclude the home-and-home set on Sunday in Dallas.