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Stars GameDay: Dallas tries to improve on league-best road mark at Calgary

Stars goalie Antti Niemi, stopping a shot by the Wild’s Jason Pominville on Saturday, is 10-4 with a 2.60 goals-against average this season.
Stars goalie Antti Niemi, stopping a shot by the Wild’s Jason Pominville on Saturday, is 10-4 with a 2.60 goals-against average this season. AP

Stars at Flames

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

TV: FSSW Plus Radio: KTCK/1310 AM, 96.7 FM

Records: Stars 19-5-0, 38 points; Flames 8-14-2, 18

About the Stars: Dallas, which has the best road record in the NHL at 10-2, plays the second of a four-game western swing. The Stars opened the trip Saturday with a 4-3 overtime victory at Minnesota, storming back from a 3-0 deficit through two periods. ... Antti Niemi is expected to make his fifth consecutive start in goal with Kari Lehtonen (upper-body injury) on injured reserve. Lehtonen has fully participated in the last two practices and should return later this week, coach Lindy Ruff said.

About the Flames: Calgary, which is tied with Edmonton for the fewest points in the Western Conference, opens a five-game homestand after going 0-2-1 on a three-game road trip. ... Left wing Johnny Gaudreau, who leads the Flames with 21 points (5 goals, 16 assists), is questionable after missing Monday’s practice with the flu. Center Sean Monahan left practice early feeling ill.

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