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Thursday, December 29th (All times eastern)

St. Louis Blues (9-21-4) at Dallas Stars (23-11-1), 8:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues shoot for their first winning streak in over a month, as they visit the Dallas Stars at AmericanAirlines Center.

The Blues, who have the least amount of points in the NHL with 22, haven't won back-to-back games since beating Columbus and Detroit on November 16-19. St. Louis has been 5-8-1 since then.

On Wednesday, St. Louis picked up a win in Chicago, defeating the Blackhawks, 2-1. Jason Bacashihua made 21 saves to lead the Blues at the United Center.

Eric Brewer and Dallas Drake tallied the goals for the Blues, who have won two of their last three games.

Scott Young added two assists in the victory.

Tonight completes a brief two-game road trip for the Blues, who are just 5-9-2 as the visitor this season.

The Stars, meanwhile, have dropped two of three, including a 4-1 home setback to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and two assists to lift the Red Wings.

Jaroslav Svoboda scored the lone goal for the Stars, who pounded St. Louis, 6-1, on Monday night.

Stars goaltender Marty Turco, who sat out Monday's game with the flu, made 19 saves in the loss.

Dallas denied Detroit on all three of its power-play opportunities and have killed off 30 straight penalties.

The Stars have 47 points dropped to second place in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles leads the division with 49 points.

Tonight is the middle test of a three-game homestand for the Stars, who are 10-7-1 as the host.

Monday's game in St. Louis was the first meeting of the season between the Stars and Blues. It was the fourth consecutive win in the series for Dallas.

12/29 10:32:07 ET

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