Dallas Stars

Stars GameDay: Dallas heads for California looking to get its groove back

Jamie Benn (14) and the Stars return to the ice at 9 p.m. Friday in Anaheim after a six-day break. They have lost four of their past five games.
Jamie Benn (14) and the Stars return to the ice at 9 p.m. Friday in Anaheim after a six-day break. They have lost four of their past five games. AP

Stars at Ducks

9 p.m. Friday, Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.

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

Records: Stars 29-11-4, 62 points; Ducks 18-17-7, 43 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas has lost four of its past five games, easily its worst stretch of the season. Six days of rest, however, may have the Stars refreshed as they begin a three-game West Coast swing. … Dallas is 1-4-3 in its past eight road games. … With the slump, the Stars have lost their once-comfortable lead atop the Western Conference. Chicago defeated Montreal 2-1 on Thursday, the Blackhawks’ ninth straight win as they pulled even with Dallas at 62 points apiece. Dallas has two games in hand.

About the Ducks: Anaheim is in the midst of a season-long eight-game homestand, having gone 3-2-0. … The Ducks beat Ottawa 4-1 on Wednesday. … They have scored at least three goals three times on the homestand after doing so once in the previous 12 games.

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