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Dallas hosts Vegas following Hintz's 2-goal performance

Vegas Golden Knights (17-5-5, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Dallas Stars (15-7-3, second in the Central Division)

Dallas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Stars host the Vegas Golden Knights after Roope Hintz scored two goals in the Stars' 5-4 shootout win against the Washington Capitals.

Dallas is 15-7-3 overall and 6-4-1 at home. The Stars have a +12 scoring differential, with 86 total goals scored and 74 conceded.

Vegas has a 17-5-5 record overall and an 8-3-3 record on the road. The Golden Knights have scored 86 total goals (3.2 per game) to rank seventh in NHL play.

The matchup Saturday is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Golden Knights won 2-1 in overtime in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Hintz has 10 goals and 12 assists for the Stars. Mason Marchment has six goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

Jack Eichel has scored 12 goals with 18 assists for the Golden Knights. Jonathan Marchessault has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 4-4-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

Golden Knights: 4-2-4, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.6 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Stars: Jerad Rosburg: out (undisclosed).

Golden Knights: Adin Hill: day to day (lower-body), Shea Theodore: out (upper body), Alec Martinez: out (lower body).

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

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