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Dallas hosts Vegas after Hintz’s 2-goal game

April 25, 2022 GMT

Vegas Golden Knights (42-31-6, fourth in the Pacific) vs. Dallas Stars (44-30-5, fifth in the Central)

Dallas; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas hosts the Vegas Golden Knights after Roope Hintz scored two goals in the Stars’ 3-2 victory against the Kraken.

The Stars are 25-18-4 in conference play. Dallas averages just 3.1 penalties per game, the least in the NHL. Jamie Benn leads them averaging 0.4.

The Golden Knights are 26-17-4 in Western Conference play. Vegas ranks 24th in the Western Conference with 34.3 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.

Vegas beat Dallas 5-4 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 8. Mark Stone scored two goals for the Golden Knights in the victory and Joe Pavelski scored two goals for the Stars in the loss.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pavelski leads the Stars with 51 assists and has 78 points this season. Hintz has seven goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Dallas.

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Jonathan Marchessault has 64 total points while scoring 29 goals and totaling 35 assists for the Golden Knights. Shea Theodore has 11 points over the last 10 games for Vegas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 4-4-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.4 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

Golden Knights: 5-3-2, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 2.2 penalties and five penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .900 save percentage.

INJURIES: Stars: Vladislav Namestnikov: out (lower-body).

Golden Knights: None listed.

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