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Saturday, February 3rd (All times eastern)

Dallas Stars (31-19-2) at St. Louis Blues (20-24-8), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Dallas Stars, fresh off a two-game series sweep in San Jose, will complete a four-game road trip tonight, when they visit the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.

The Stars earned a 3-2 shootout victory over the Sharks on Tuesday and then posted a 4-2 win at HP Pavilion on Thursday.

Joel Lundqvist led the way in the latest triumph, as he posted a goal and an assist to help the Stars.

Krys Barch, Stu Barnes and Jere Lehtinen each had a goal for the Dallas, which has won five of their last seven. Marty Turco stopped 18 shots in the win.

Dallas' consecutive victories were aided by the return of star center Mike Modano, who missed 23 games due to a hip/groin flexor before coming back for the opener of the series in San Jose.

The Stars, who are currently sixth in the Western Conference with 64 points, are 16-11-1 as the guest this season. Dallas is wrapping up a four-game road trip tonight.

St. Louis has dropped three straight contests and is coming off Friday's 5-3 setback in Detroit. Kris Draper's third period short-handed goal proved to be the game-winner for the Red Wings.

Lee Stempniak, Ryan Johnson and Keith Tkachuk each scored and Manny Legace gave up four goals on 28 shots for the Blues.

Tonight's game begins a three-game homestand for the Blues, who are 10-13-3 in the Gateway City this year.

The Stars have taken seven of the last eight meetings with the Blues, and won the only encounter of this season on November 1 in Dallas.

02/03 11:16:44 ET


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