With the Ottawa Senators still rebuilding, another challenging season was expected. Meanwhile, a rough start was not what the Dallas Stars had in mind.
After concluding their latest trip with a needed victory, the Stars eye their first home win while trying to hand the Senators a fourth straight defeat on Monday night.
With the additions of veterans Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry to a club that reached the Western Conference semifinals last season, Dallas has high hopes for 2019-20. While that hope is far from lost, the Stars have won twice through the first 10 games.