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March 23, 2014

GameDay: Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars

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

Jets at Stars

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

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

Records: Jets 32-31-9, 73 points; Stars 33-26-11, 77 pts.

About the Jets: Winnipeg is 11th in the West, six points out of a wild card. ... The Jets lost 3-2 to Carolina on Saturday and remain without top goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

About the Stars: Dallas is two points behind Phoenix for the second wild-card spot in the West with 12 games left. ... Kari Lehtonen will start in goal against Winnipeg, coach Lindy Ruff said Sunday. ... It will be Lehtonen’s third game back from a concussion. He stopped 26 of 27 shots in the Stars’ 3-1 win Saturday over struggling Ottawa, snapping Dallas’ four-game losing streak. Ruff said Lehtonen’s style, which the Stars are used to, is “comforting for us,” according to a report on the Stars’ website. ... Dallas is 1-2-1 with new backup goalie Tim Thomas starting in goal. ... Winnipeg clobbered Dallas 7-2 on March 16 with Thomas starting. ... The Stars play Chicago on Tuesday, their third game in four days. ... Dallas winger Erik Cole’s status is uncertain.

— From online reports

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