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"WE'RE GOING STREAKING!"
The Vancouver Canucks travel to Dallas to face the Stars on Friday night in the second of three meetings during the 2015-16 season. The Stars secured a 4-3 overtime victory in the first meeting on Oct. 29, 2015, rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the third period. Stars captain Jamie Benn registered two points (1-1=2) in the contest, including the game-winning goal in overtime and the secondary assist on the game-tying goal late in the third period. Dallas enters Friday's contest boasting an eight game winning streak (8-0-0) over the Canucks and have tallied wins in nine of their last 10 games against them. In 2014-15, the Stars swept the season series against the Canucks for the second consecutive season, marking the first time this has occurred since the team moved to Dallas. The Stars have won five straight games (5-0-0) at home against Vancouver, outscoring the Canucks 25-9 during that span.
BENN THERE, DONE THAT
Stars captain Jamie Benn tallied three points (2-1=3) on Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators and now ranks second in the NHL with 32 points (16-16=32) this season. His 16 goals are the most in the League and his 16 assists share seventh. Benn has points in six straight games (6-5=11) along with points in nine of his last 11 games (7-8=15). Tuesday night marked his 10th multi-point game of the 2015-16 season, tied for the most amongst all NHL players. Benn is currently riding a two-game point streak (2-1=3) against his hometown club. The native of Victoria, B.C. has points in 10 of his last 11 games against Vancouver (7-8=15) and has tallied 18 points (9-9=18) in 19 career contests against them.
ONE KLING TO RULE THEM ALL
Stars defenseman John Klingberg tallied an assist (0-1=1) in his last game against the Ottawa Senators. He now has 24 points (4-20=24) this season, along with points in three straight games (0-4=4) and five of his last six contests (2-7=9). The native of Gothenburg, Sweden ranks second in the NHL in assists (20) and is tied for fifth in points (4-20=24), while he leads all NHL defensemen in assists and shares the top slot in points. The blueliner has seven multi-point games this season, tied for the sixth-most amongst all players. In the first game of the season series against Vancouver, Klingberg registered one assist (0-1=1). Klingberg comes into Friday's contest with two points (1-1=2) in three career games against Vancouver.
TYLER SEGUIN'S HOUSE OF PAYNE
Stars forward Tyler Seguin potted a goal (1-0=1) on Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators, extending his point streak to six straight games (3-5=8) and in 14 of his last 15 games (8-13=21). Seguin ranks third in the NHL with 31 points (12-19=31) and shares third with 19 assists. During the first meeting of the 2015-16 season against the Canucks, Seguin tallied one assist (0-1=1) and four shots on goal. The native of Brampton, Ont. has registered points in seven of his last eight contests against the Canucks (5-9=14), including matching a career high with a five-point outing (3-2=5) on March 6, 2014 at American Airlines Center. In nine career games against Vancouver, Seguin has tallied 14 points (5-9=14).