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December 11, 2013

GameDay: Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators

7 p.m. Thursday, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.

Stars at Predators

7 p.m. Thursday, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.

TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM, 96.7 FM

Records: Stars 14-10-5, 33 points; Predators 14-14-3, 31 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a 6-2 whipping by the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. … This will be the first meeting between Dallas and Nashville this season. … The Stars head back out on the road where they have been playing their best hockey this season (9-5-1). The Stars are expected to be without Vernon Fiddler (upper body).

About the Predators: Nashville is coming off a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers, but the Predators have struggled at home recently, dropping all four games on their last homestand when they were outscored 13-5. Seth Jones, the son of former Mavericks player Popeye Jones, leads all first-year players in average time on ice (23:07) and ranks among the League’s Top 20 first-year players in points, assists, goals (3 goals, 7 assists, 10 pts.). — From online reports

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