Florida visits Dallas after Tarasenko's 2-goal game

Florida Panthers (44-17-4, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Dallas Stars (40-17-9, first in the Central Division)

Dallas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers visit the Dallas Stars after Vladimir Tarasenko's two-goal game against the Calgary Flames in the Panthers' 5-1 win.

Dallas is 40-17-9 overall and 19-8-4 at home. The Stars have a +42 scoring differential, with 239 total goals scored and 197 allowed.

Florida is 23-8-2 in road games and 44-17-4 overall. The Panthers rank second in the league serving 13.4 penalty minutes per game.

The teams play Tuesday for the second time this season. The Panthers won 5-4 in the last meeting. Tarasenko led the Panthers with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jason Robertson has scored 21 goals with 44 assists for the Stars. Miro Heiskanen has one goal and 10 assists over the last 10 games.

Matthew Tkachuk has scored 21 goals with 51 assists for the Panthers. Sam Reinhart has six goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Panthers: 8-2-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.7 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Stars: Tyler Seguin: out (lower body), Evgenii Dadonov: out (lower body).

Panthers: Aaron Ekblad: day to day (lower-body), Kyle Okposo: day to day (not injury related), Evan Rodrigues: day to day (lower-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.