GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 25: (R-L) Mike Ribeiro #63, Sheldon Souray #44 and Alex Goligoski #33 of the Dallas Stars celebrate after defeating the Phoenix Coyotes in an overtime shootout following the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on October 25, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Stars defeated the Coyotes 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Stars look to continue their perfect record at home hosting Pacific division rival Los Angeles.
Dallas is perfect at home early in this 2011-'12 season, so a three-game homestand for the 7-2 Stars could hand them one of the best records in the NHL after this weekend. Tonight they host the Los Angeles Kings, who had a four-game winning streak broken in a 3-0 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday. The game pits the Pacific Division's unexpected two best teams against each other.
If the Stars win tonight, it will be the franchise's 100th all-time win over Los Angeles, and could position Dallas to take possession of first place. Goalie Kari Lehtonen is a perfect 7-0-0 and giving up two goals or fewer in each start.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm CT
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas
TV: FOX Southwest (Stars Local - Dallas)
Odds: Stars +100 to win, Kings -110 to win
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