The Stars are enjoying a three-game win streak, and it's no coincidence that Jamie Benn has six points in those contests. The effort did not go without league-wide notice as he's been named the NHL's second star of the week.

Glen Gulutzan knows this is just par for the Stars' course this year if they want to scratch their way into the playoffs, telling media Monday - "It took a few games for him to get into game shape. It's not easy when you've been off for that long. He's up and running and we need him to run hot and heavy here for the next two or three months to get where we need to be."

The Dallas Stars are off to Edmonton after an early practice Monday morning in Frisco. There wasn't much in the way of news out of this one, and that's a good thing as stability appears to be producing results and metrics headed in the right direction.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal on Tuesday in Edmonton, so the question becomes, depending on what transpires against the speedy Oilers, who will go in Calgary on Wednesday? Placing backup netminders in less-than-favorable situations on the road on the second night of back-to-backs is, so the popular narrative goes, the way Dallas got themselves into this slide on the second night of these sets.