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Dallas Stars (43-32-7)


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Familiar faces, styles clash as Blues host Stars

Two similar squads share the ice Thursday night when the St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Both Central Division teams were among the league's best after the All-Star break in late January. Both teams rocketed up the standings thanks to strong defensive play. Both teams advanced by winning six-game sets against their favored counterparts -- St. Louis beat the Winnipeg Jets while the Stars upended the Nashville Predators.

"We kind of have a similar style where they don't give up a ton and play really good defensive hockey," Stars forward Blake Comeau told the Dallas Morning News. "They obviously have some guys that can put the puck in the net. They played a pretty good series against Winnipeg. Pretty familiar with each other, so it's going to come down to who can execute the best."

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Leaders
Points: T. Seguin80
Plus/Minus: A. Radulov22
Shots on Goal: T. Seguin334
PIM: R. Polak69
Win: B. Bishop27
Shutouts: B. Bishop7
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 209 (29)
Shots: 2519 (21)
PP%: 21.0% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 631 (23)
Assists: 357 (26)
SH Goals: 4 (26)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Nashville 47 29 6 100
x-Winnipeg 47 30 5 99
x-St. Louis 45 28 9 99
x-Dallas 43 32 7 93
x-Colorado 38 30 14 90
Chicago 36 34 12 84
Minnesota 37 36 9 83
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 200 (30)
Shots Against: 2591 (16)
PK%: 82.8% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 602 (25)
Shutouts: 10 (2)
Sv%: 0.923 (2)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/15 M. Janmark Leg (day-to-day)
12/24 M. Hanzal Upper-body injury (IR)
11/3 M. Methot Lower-body injury (IR)
9/28 S. Johns Undisclosed injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 D. Gurianov Called up from minors from Texas-AHL
4/17 J. L'Esperance Called up from minors from Texas-AHL
4/17 N. Caamano Called up from minors from Texas-AHL
4/17 J. Hanley Called up from minors from Texas-AHL
4/17 A. Mascherin Called up from minors from Texas-AHL
4/17 G. Bayreuther Called up from minors from Texas-AHL
4/17 D. Heatherington Called up from minors from Texas-AHL
4/17 R. Tufte Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/6 J. L'Esperance Sent to minors Texas-AHL
4/1 R. Damiani Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
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