Dallas Stars

Slumping Stars, Flames limp into Thursday’s meeting in Calgary

The Stars and right wing Brett Ritchie, left, have taken it on the chin six times in seven games since Oct. 25, including an 8-2 loss Tuesday to Adam Lowry, right, and the Winnipeg Jets. They try to get their ship righted Thursday in Calgary, the third of five consecutive road games.
The Stars and right wing Brett Ritchie, left, have taken it on the chin six times in seven games since Oct. 25, including an 8-2 loss Tuesday to Adam Lowry, right, and the Winnipeg Jets. They try to get their ship righted Thursday in Calgary, the third of five consecutive road games. AP

Stars at Flames

8 p.m. Thursday, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

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

Records: Stars 4-6-3, 11 points; Flames 5-8-1, 11 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas limps into this game 1-4-2 in its past seven outings and winless on the first two stops of a five-game road trip. The Stars have allowed 28 goals in their past seven games, including a season-high eight in Tuesday’s election night loss at Winnipeg.

About the Flames: Calgary doesn’t exactly storm into this meeting on top of its game. The Flames are 1-4 with six total goals in those games, three coming in the lone victory. Massive contracts paid last summer to Johnny Gaudreau ($40.5 million) and Sean Monahan ($44.6 million) have yielded a total of six goals, seven assists and a combined minus-21 plus/minus.

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