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Thursday, 02.28.2013 / 1:17 AM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Oilers Preview

Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars

Thursday February 28

7:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM)

About the Stars

The Stars (10-8-2) wrapped up a two-game road trip with a 5-4 overtime win in Columbus Tuesday. Loui Eriksson scored the game-winner 3:03 into the extra period for the Stars, who picked up three of four points on the trip.

Thursday’s game kicks off a stretch that will see the Stars play 11 of their next 15 games at American Airlines Center.

“If you look at the way our schedule sets up – and you have to remember there are no easy games any night no matter what building you are in – it’s an important part for us,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “You have to win at home if you are going to get to the playoffs.”

Goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who has missed the last five games with a groin injury, is expected to get the start Thursday night against Edmonton.

Forward Erik Cole, acquired from Montreal Tuesday for Michael Ryder and a third round draft pick, is expected to make his Dallas debut in Thursday’s game.

The Stars assigned goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp to Texas (AHL) on Wednesday.

Injuries: G Kari Lehtonen (groin) is expected to play. D Philip Larsen (shoulder), D Aaron Rome (foot) and LW Ray Whitney (foot) are out.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
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13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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T. Seguin 65 33 34 -3 67
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C. Eakin 71 17 17 -4 34
A. Goligoski 75 4 30 -1 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 69 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 71 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 73 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 15 10 .907 2.84
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
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