PLAYER NOTES:

--G Richard Bachman made his third start of the season Thursday night. He stopped 25 of 27 shots in the 3-2 win. Bachman came into the game having allowed just one goal at the NHL level in his career, earning a .987 save percentage and a 0.40 GAA in four NHL appearances (75/76 saves, 150 minutes, 2-0-0 record).

--LW Eric Nystrom came into Thursday having not scored a goal since the last meeting between the Stars and Islanders, but was tied for the team leads with 10 goals. Eric Nystrom is the son of Bob Nystrom, who scored the series-deciding goal to secure the 1980 Stanley Cup for the New York Islanders.

--D Trevor Daley came into Thursday having scored the game-winning goal in the past two games. He's the only Dallas defenseman since Oct. 25 that has earned a game-deciding goal.

MEDICAL WATCH:

--F Adam Burish (broken hand) is on the injured list. He's out 4-6 weeks, putting his return somewhere between mid-December and early January.

--G Kari Lehtonen (groin) is on the injured list. He's out until the third week of December, at least.

--F Tomas Vincour (knee) was injured Thursday at the New York Islanders. He'll be out Friday at New Jersey.

GOALTENDERS:

--Richard Bachman

--Andrew Raycroft

DEFENSE PAIRINGS:

--Stephane Robidas, Sheldon Souray

--Trevor Daley, Nicklas Grossman

--Philip Larsen, Alex Goligoski

FIRST LINE:

--LW Loui Eriksson, C Jamie Benn, RW Michael Ryder

SECOND LINE:

--LW Brenden Morrow, C Mike Ribeiro, RW Steve Ott

THIRD LINE:

--LW Eric Nystrom, C Vernon Fiddler, RW Radek Dvorak

FOURTH LINE:

--LW Jake Dowell, C Tom Wandell, RW Tomas Vincour

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