Stars at Blues
7 p.m. Saturday, Scottrade Center, St. Louis
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Records: Stars 22-5-2, 46 points; Blues 16-9-4, 36 pts.
About the Blues: St. Louis is 1-3-1 in the past five games after Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Philadelpia Flyers, but the Blues are 8-5-2 at home this season. … The Blues will be without former Stars forward Steve Ott, who will be sidelined for three months following surgery Tuesday on his hamstring, according to the team’s website. Ott sustained the injury in the first period Saturday against Toronto. … Blues center David Backes has three goals in the past four home games for St. Louis.
About the Stars: Dallas will play the second game of a back-to-back after playing the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. ... The Stars are 11-2-2 on the road and enter Friday’s game leading the NHL with 46 points and are 10 points up on second-place St. Louis in the Central Division. … Stars captain Jamie Benn leads the NHL with 20 goals. He has 40 points, tied for second in the league with teammate Tyler Seguin, five behind Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. Benn and Seguin each had a goal and three assists Tuesday against Carolina. … Entering Friday, Patrick Sharp has two goals in the past four games and eight points in the past eight games. … Defenseman Jason Demers returned to the ice Friday after missing three-games with an upper-body injury.