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February 28, 2014

GameDay: Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars

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

Lightning at Stars

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

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

Records: Lightning 33-21-5, 71 points; Stars 28-21-10, 66 pts.

About the Lightning: This is the first of two meetings this season. Tampa Bay won the teams’ most recent encounter on Jan. 20, 2012. ... The Lightning has lost five of its past seven games. Forward Steven Stamkos, who had 14 goals in 17 games before breaking his leg on Nov. 11, could return next week.

About the Stars: A 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday makes the Stars 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. They’ve outscored opponents 31-13 in that stretch. ... Jamie Benn, who won a gold medal with Canada in Sochi, Russia, had a goal and two assists Thursday but was also feeling ill. He did take part in Friday’s brief practice. ... Defenseman Brendan Dillon has six goals this season, including a short-handed one Thursday.

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