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April 10, 2014

GameDay: St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars

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

Blues at Stars

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

TV: FSSW

Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Blues 52-20-7, 111 points; Stars 39-30-11, 89 pts.

About the Blues: St. Louis, the Central Division leaders, lost at Minnesota 4-2 on Thursday for their first four-game losing streak of the season. ... The Blues are battling Anaheim for the top playoff seed in the West.

About the Stars: Dallas maintained its two-point lead over Phoenix for the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference after the Coyotes lost 2-0 at Nashville on Thursday. ... The Stars have two games left, as does Phoenix, including a meeting Sunday night in Phoenix in the regular-season finale. ... Dallas, seeking to end a five-year playoff drought, owns the first tiebreaker, holding a 35-30 edge over the Coyotes in victories excluding shootout wins. ... Dallas can clinch the berth with a victory against St. Louis. ... A win in regulation or overtime at Phoenix in on Sunday also gives the berth to Dallas. ... Dallas was a tired team Wednesday in losing to Columbus 3-1, the game rescheduled as a makeup for the March 10 game, which was suspended when Dallas’ forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. ... Defenseman Trevor Daley scored Dallas’ only goal Wednesday.

— From online reports

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