Stars at Devils
6 p.m. Thursday, Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Stars 20-15-7, 47 points; Devils 17-18-9, 43 pts.
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About the Stars: This is the first of two meetings this season. ... The Stars welcomed back defensemen Sergei Gonchar (out six games with a concussion) and Trevor Daley (out 14 games with ankle injury) in Monday’s loss at the Islanders. ... Dallas has lost three games in a row, and been outscored 18-8 in that skid. ... Stars captain Jamie Benn has six goals and nine points over the past nine games. Benn was named to the Canadian Olympic team on Tuesday.
About the Devils: New Jersey has also lost three in a row and scored only 13 goals in its past seven games. ... Jaromir Jagr, who started last season with the Stars, had an assist in Tuesday’s loss to the Flyers to record his 1,723rd career point, tying former teammate Mario Lemieux for seventh place on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.