Flyers at Stars
1 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
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Records: Flyers 19-10-3, 41 points; Stars 12-14-6, 30 pts.
About the Flyers: Philadelphia is on fire. Winners of 10 in a row, the Flyers went from a sub-.500 team (9-10-3) on Nov. 25 to third place in the ultra-competitive Metropolitan Division, two points behind co-leaders Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers. That streak includes a 4-2 home win over the Stars on Dec. 10. The Flyers have three of the NHL’s top 10 in points: 5th Jakub Voracek (33); 9th Claude Giroux (30); 10th Wayne Simmonds (29). Simmonds’ 16 goals are fourth-best in the league. Goalie Steve Mason (13-8-3) has won his last eight starts.
About the Stars: The Stars were shutout Thursday by the Rangers. Still, coach Lindy Ruff said they played one of their better games and had six point-blank, power-play opportunities denied. The news of the night was Cody Eakin’s ejection midway through the first period for leveling New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist behind the net. On Friday, the league suspended Eakin four games for the hit.