What you need to know about Sunday’s game between the Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena:
Game 68: Dallas Stars (39-25-3, 81 points) vs. Seattle Kraken (21-41-6, 48 points)
When: Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. CT
Where: Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA
TV: Bally Sports Southwest (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Lauren Callender, Brien Rea, Brent Severyn, Michelle McMahon)
Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce LeVine)
Live stats: NHL GameCenter
Official watch party: Bottle Rockets – Shops at Legacy (5800 Legacy Dr Suite C-11, Plano, TX 75024)
Don’t leave me drowning in your Sunday rain
• The Stars will play for the first time in franchise history at Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday night. Dallas is on the second night of a back-to-back after facing San Jose on Saturday.
• Dallas and Seattle meet for the second of three games during the 2021-22 campaign. In the first-ever game between the two teams on Jan. 12, 2022, the Stars defeated the Kraken, 5-2, at American Airlines Center.
• Over the history of the franchise (1967-present), the Stars are 10-11-4 when facing an expansion team for the first time on the road. In Dallas Stars history (1993-present), the team has a 4-3-0 record.
• Joe Pavelski recorded a career-high five points (two goals, three assists), while Roope Hintz added three points (one goal, two assists) and Jason Robertson added two points (one goal, one assist). Goaltender Jake Oettinger recorded the win, turning aside 23 of 25 shots.
Will I find a believer?
Another one who believes?
• Jacob Peterson notched an assist on Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks and now has inked the scoresheet in three of the past four games (two goals, one assist).
• His three-game point streak was the longest of his NHL career, surpassing his previous career-best streak of two games from Jan. 24-25, 2022.
• The rookie has earned 12 goals (five of which have been game winners) and 17 points in 55 contests this season.
• The Lidkoping, Sweden native is just the fourth rookie in franchise history to score at least five game-winning goals in a season and the first to do so since Fabian Brunnstrom also logged five game winners in 2008-09.
I’m the face that you have to face
Mirroring your stare
• Jamie Benn registered the 11th overtime goal of his NHL career Thursday night in Anaheim, which ranks first all-time in Stars franchise history.
• The native of Victoria, B.C. has earned points in four of his past six games (two goals, three assists) and has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) over his previous 17.
• His two overtime goals are tied for the team-lead, while he’s tied for second with one shorthanded goal.
• Among Stars franchise leaders, Benn (328 goals) is four goals away from tying Dino Ciccarelli (332 goals) for the fourth-most all-time goals and four assists away (434 assists) from tying Sergei Zubov (438 assists) for the third-most all-time assists.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club.
Kyle Shohara is the Digital Manager for DallasStars.com and writes about the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter @kyleshohara.