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Saturday, October 22nd (All times eastern)

Calgary Flames (3-4-1) at Dallas Stars (4-3-0), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames begin a five-game road trip tonight when they visit the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center.

The Flames enter the trek winners in two of their last three games. On Thursday, Chuck Kobasew had two goals as Calgary defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 3-1, at the Pengrowth Saddledome

Steven Reinprecht had the other goal and Miikka Kiprusoff was strong in net with 28 saves for the Flames, who finished 1-for-5 on the power play.

The Flames have come on strong after a less-than-spectacular beginning to the season. Before winning two-of-three, Calgary began the season in a 1-3-1 lull.

Darryl Sutter's club will continue its current trek on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Dallas, meanwhile, began a four-game homestand with a 7-2 loss to the Kings on Thursday. It was the Stars' second consecutive defeat on the heels of a three- game winning streak.

In Thursday's tilt, Craig Conroy and Lubomir Visnovsky each posted a goal and two assists to lead the Kings. Mike Modano and Philippe Boucher had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who went 2-for-6 on the power play.

Marty Turco started in net for Dallas, but was pulled after stopping only 4- of-7 shots. Johan Hedberg halted 17-of-21 shots in relief.

The Stars will invite San Jose to town on Wednesday.

Dallas defeated Calgary, 3-2, in overtime on October 13 and has won five consecutive meetings. The Flames are 0-3-1 in their last four trips to Dallas.

10/22 10:33:37 ET

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