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GameDay: Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning

Center Jason Spezza and the Dallas Stars were shut down by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and Cedric Paquette in their meeting in Dallas last month. The two teams meet again Saturday in Tampa.
Center Jason Spezza and the Dallas Stars were shut down by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and Cedric Paquette in their meeting in Dallas last month. The two teams meet again Saturday in Tampa. AP

Stars at Lightning

6 p.m. Saturday, Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.

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

Records: Stars 29-26-10, 68 points; Lightning 40-20-6, 86 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas has won two in a row, including Thursday’s 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers in a shootoutin the first of a five-game road trip. … Stars forward Tyler Seguin practiced Friday, but coach Lindy Ruff told the team’s website that Seguin won’t play Saturday, but could return Tuesday against Philadelphia. Seguin sustained a knee injury Feb. 13, and the Stars are 3-5-2 since he was injured. … Defenseman Trevor Daley (knee) will miss 2-4 weeks.

About the Lightning: Tampa Bay has one of the best home records in the league (25-6-1). The 25 wins at home matches a franchise record. The Lightning have won three straight at home, including Thursday’s 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, and hasn’t lost at home since Feb. 12. However, the Lightning are 2-9-0 at home against Dallas in the Stars’ last 11 trips to Tampa. … Tyler Johnson scored two goals in the Lightning’s 5-3 victory at Dallas on Feb. 5. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov each had a goal and an assist in the game. … Defenseman Braydon Coburn has a plus-2 rating and nine penalty minutes in two games since being acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers at the trade deadline.

— From online reports

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