GameDay: Ottawa Senators at Dallas Stars

03/21/2014 7:43 PM

03/21/2014 7:44 PM

Senator at Stars

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

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

Records: Senators 28-28-13, 69 points; Stars 32-26-11, 75 pts.

About the Senators: Ottawa is out of the playoff chase, entering Friday’s NHL schedule nine points out of the second wild-card spot in the East. ... Ottawa has a five-game losing streak (0-3-2). ... The Senators haven’t won since a March 10 shoulder injury to goalie Craig Anderson. ... Ales Hemsky leads a Senators offense that has been good despite the losses.

About the Stars: With a four-game losing streak (0-3-1), Dallas has fallen four points behind Phoenix for the second wild-card playoff spot in the West. ... Vancouver and Winnipeg are right behind the ninth-place Stars. ... Tim Thomas (four goals in 29 shots) was in net for Dallas on Thursday in a 4-2 loss at Philadelphia. ... Three of the next four Stars games are in Dallas against teams currently out of the playoffs, NHL.com reports. ... Jamie Benn, who scored the two goals against Philadelphia, has six goals and four assists in the past seven games.

— From online reports

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