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January 29, 2014

GameDay: New Jersey Devils at Dallas Stars

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

Devils at Stars

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

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

Records: Devils 22-21-11, 55 points; Stars 24-21-8, 56 points

About the Devils: This is the second of two meetings with Dallas. New Jersey won 1-0 on Jan. 9. ... The Devils lost 3-0 at St. Louis on Tuesday to open a three-game road trip. ... It was the sixth time New Jersey had been shut out this season. ... New Jersey is 5-3-2 in its last 10. ... The Devils are seventh out of eight teams in the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division.

About the Stars: Dallas’ three-game winning streak ended Monday with a 4-3 loss at home to Colorado. ... “Their goalie stole the show,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said of Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, according to NHL.com. “We had five or six point-blank chances in the second to blow the game apart. He was there, and he made some great saves.” ... Tyler Seguin broke a goal drought with two goals and an assist. ... Ruff praised the play of his top line, Seguin, Jamie Benn and rookie Valeri Nichushkin. ... Weird stat from the Stars’ website: Dallas is 0-4-3 this season when putting up 40 or more shots, including a 44-21 advantage in Monday’s loss. ... Dallas is fifth in the Western Conference’s Central Division and fourth in the race for the two wild-card playoff berths.

— From wire and online reports

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