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Stars GameDay: Now or never for Stars to stop the bleeding

Blues right wing Troy Brower celebrates after assisting on an Alexander Steen goal in the first period of Game 3 on Tuesday. St. Louis romped 6-1 over the Stars to take a 2-1 series edge. It was the Blues’ first playoff win this season by more than a single goal.
Blues right wing Troy Brower celebrates after assisting on an Alexander Steen goal in the first period of Game 3 on Tuesday. St. Louis romped 6-1 over the Stars to take a 2-1 series edge. It was the Blues’ first playoff win this season by more than a single goal. AP

Stars at Blues

7 p.m. Thursday, Scottrade Center, St. Louis

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

Series: Blues lead 2-1 in best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series

About the Stars: This Stars’ boat has a lot of holes to plug. In this series Dallas is 0-for-11 on the power play, they’ve allowed 10 goals over the last two games, and turnovers in their own end have been costly. Still, a win Thursday gives the Stars back the home-ice advantage. Both Tyler Seguin and Patrick Eaves are out for Game 4.

About the Blues: St. Louis is hot. They have four power-play goals the past two games, including a Game 2 overtime winner; they have Dallas shuttling goalies like a tag-team wrestling match; and they haven’t allowed more than one goal to any of the Stars, who led the NHL in scoring this season. Despite giving up the first goal in every game, the Blues have led 3-1 and 2-1 after one period in the last two games.

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