Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars try to shrug off tough loss, win on road in noon game Monday

Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen came on in relief against the Minnesota Wild in an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday Jan. 14, 2017. The Stars begin a three-game road trip with a game at noon Monday at the Buffalo Sabres. The telecast is on FSSW.
Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen came on in relief against the Minnesota Wild in an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday Jan. 14, 2017. The Stars begin a three-game road trip with a game at noon Monday at the Buffalo Sabres. The telecast is on FSSW. AP

Stars at Sabres

Noon Monday, Key Bank Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

TV: FSSW

Radio: KLIF/570 AM

Records: Stars 18-18-8, 44 points; Sabres 16-17-9, 41 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas stands fifth in the Western Conference wild-card race, four points out of the second wild-card berth. The Stars come off a draining 5-4 home loss against Minnesota on Saturday night. They rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the first period, tying the game at 4-4 with 8:37 left on John Klingberg’s goal. Minnesota scored the tiebreaker with 6:45 left. Antoine Roussel, Jiri Hudler and Tyler Seguin (team-leading 16th) also had goals for Dallas. The Stars have a poor road record (6-11-4), including 3-9 in the last 12.

About the Sabres: Buffalo is ninth out of 10 teams in the Eastern Conference wild-card race, hurt by a 1-5 record in shootouts this season. The Sabres have lost their last two games, and come off a 5-2 shellacking by Carolina on Saturday. Buffalo is 4-5-1 in its last 10 games. Forward Tyler Ennis (groin injury) could return for the Sabres on Monday. Kyle Okposo leads Buffalo in goals (12).

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