Stars visit the Blue Jackets after Pavelski’s 2-goal game

Dallas Stars (5-1-1, third in the Central Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (4-4-3, fifth in the Central Division)
Columbus, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets host Dallas after Joe Pavelski scored two goals in the Stars’ 6-3 win against the Blue Jackets.
Columbus went 33-22-15 overall and 10-7-5 in division action in the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets scored 180 total goals last season, 31 on power plays and three shorthanded.
Dallas finished 12-9-3 in division action and 18-12-5 on the road during the 2019-20 season. The Stars recorded 295 assists on 178 total goals last season.
The teams square off for the second straight game.
INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Patrik Laine: out (upper body), Riley Nash: day to day (personal).
Stars: Andrej Sekera: out (covid-19 protocol).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.