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Dallas Stars hoping to keep momentum against lifeless Canucks

Dallas Stars, from left, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Patrick Eaves have chugged along despite losing six forwards to injury this season. They will aim for their third win in a row at 3 p.m. Sunday in Vancouver on Fox Sports Southwest.
Dallas Stars, from left, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Patrick Eaves have chugged along despite losing six forwards to injury this season. They will aim for their third win in a row at 3 p.m. Sunday in Vancouver on Fox Sports Southwest. AP

Stars at Canucks

3 p.m. Sunday, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

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

Records: Stars 6-6-3, 15 points; Canucks 5-9-1, 11 pts.

About the Stars: The fog appears to be lifting for Dallas. After a 2-5-3 stretch, they won games at Calgary and Edmonton on consecutive nights and end a five-game road swing at Vancouver. Captain Jamie Benn had two-point games in each win and has eight points over the past six starts. Tyler Seguin has nine points over the last six and a four-game points streak. His 17 points are tied for third in the NHL. Goalie Kari Lehtonen picked up both wins in western Canada, stopping 69 combined shots.

About the Canucks: A promising start, which began with four consecutive home wins, has turned into a nightmare for Vancouver in the form of 10 losses in the last 11 games. The Canucks have been shut out four times in that dismal stretch and allowed 38 goals. Twin forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin are synonymous with Vancouver hockey and are the Canucks’ top scorers again this season. Henrik (5 goals, 4 assists) leads the team with nine points while Daniel (5 goals, 3 assists) is a step behind with eight. Each has scored four points over the past four games. Former Vezina Trophy winner Ryan Miller has floundered in net, losing his last seven outings and allowing 22 goals.

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