Stars visit the Panthers after Pavelski's 2-goal game

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Dallas Stars (18-13-2, fifth in the Central) vs. Florida Panthers (24-7-5, first in the Atlantic)

Sunrise, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers host Dallas after Joe Pavelski scored two goals in the Stars' 5-2 win over the Kraken.

The Panthers have gone 19-3-0 in home games. Florida has scored 141 goals and is the top team in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.9 goals per game. Aleksander Barkov leads the team with 15.

The Stars are 4-10-1 in road games. Dallas ranks ninth in the Western Conference recording 7.9 points per game, averaging 2.9 goals and 5.0 assists.

In their last matchup on Jan. 6, Dallas won 6-5. Denis Gurianov recorded a team-high 3 points for the Stars.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 34 assists and has 47 points this season. Barkov has five goals over the last 10 games for Florida.

Pavelski leads the Stars with 35 points, scoring 15 goals and registering 20 assists. Jason Robertson has five goals over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-3-1, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.7 assists, 4.4 penalties and 13.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.

Stars: 5-5-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Spencer Knight: out (health protocols), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Mason Marchment: out (covid-19), Patric Hornqvist: out (covid-19).

Stars: Braden Holtby: out (covid-19 protocol), Alexander Radulov: out (covid-19), Denis Gurianov: out (covid-19 protocol).

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

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