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Saturday, October 29th (All times eastern)

Dallas Stars (5-4-1) at Phoenix Coyotes (5-6-1), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes try for their season-high third consecutive win this evening when they conclude a three-game homestand against the Dallas Stars at Glendale Arena.

Wayne Gretzky's crew picked up their second straight win on Thursday, as Curtis Joseph needed just 13 saves to pick up his 400th career win in the Coyotes' 3-2 triumph over the Calgary Flames.

Joseph, who signed with Phoenix this summer, became just the ninth NHL goaltender to reach the 400-win plateau. Next on the list for Cujo is his goaltending coach, Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr, who won 403 games.

Mike Comrie scored two goals -- including the game-winner -- for Phoenix, which has won four of its last six. Zbynek Michalek also scored for the Coyotes and Paul Mara added two assists.

Comrie has lit the lamp three times with two assists in his last two games.

Phoenix is 3-1-1 in its own building this season.

Dallas, meanwhile, comes into tonight's tilt on a losing note after falling to the Edmonton Oilers, 5-3, on Friday at the American Airlines Center.

Jason Arnott and Bill Guerin each had a goal and an assist for Dallas, which has lost four of five. Mike Modano scored the other Dallas goal and now has points in seven of Dallas' 10 games this season.

Marty Turco stopped 20 shots in the loss.

The Stars, who will begin a two-game homestand after tonight's tilt, are 2-1-0 away from home this season.

Dallas defeated the Coyotes earlier in the year, but has lost three of the last five meetings. However, the Stars, who have lost two of their last three in Phoenix, are 8-4-2 in their last 14 visits to the desert.

10/29 10:17:07 ET


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