GameDay: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars

01/15/2014 8:17 PM

01/15/2014 8:19 PM

Bruins at Stars

7:30 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

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

Records: Stars 21-18-7, 49 points; Bruins 29-15-2, 60 points

About the Stars: Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday over the Edmonton Oilers, the longest losing streak for the team since dropping six in a row in March 2011. The points were the first of 2014. ... The Stars defeated Boston 3-2 in a shootout on Nov. 5 in Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley’s return to Boston. Both Seguin and Peverley scored in the shootout. ... Ray Whitney did not practice Wednesday but is expected to play against the Bruins. … Forward Ryan Garbutt, who had a goal and two assists Tuesday against Edmonton, has five points (two goals, three assists) over the past three games.

About the Bruins: Boston is tied with Tampa Bay for the lead in the Atlantic Division with 60 points despite losing five of its last eight games, including Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. … Former Stars Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith will play in Dallas for the first time since they were traded to Boston last summer. — From online reports

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