GameDay: Phoenix Coyotes at Dallas Stars

02/07/2014 9:19 PM

02/07/2014 9:20 PM

Coyotes at Stars

7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

TV: KTXA/21   Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Coyotes 26-20-10, 62 points; Stars 26-21-10, 62 pts.

About the Stars: This will be the Stars’ final game before the Olympic break, which runs through Feb. 27. … The Stars are coming off a 2-1 loss in overtime Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks in the second game of a back-to-back. … The Stars have picked up points in seven of the past eight games and are tied with Phoenix, one point behind Vancouver in the race for the second of two wild-card playoff spots in the Western Conference.

About the Coyotes: Phoenix lost at home to the Stars 3-1 Tuesday and have not played since. ... The Coyotes are led by a group of former Stars, including coach Dave Tippett, leading scorer Mike Ribeiro (14 goals, 25 assists, 39 points) and goalie Mike Smith (2.85 GAA). … Center Antoine Vermette has an eight-game points streak.

— From online reports

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