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Friday, December 19th (All times eastern)

Dallas Stars (13-15-4-0) at Florida Panthers (10-15-7-1), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Having hopefully turned a corner, the Dallas Stars try to go unbeaten in four straight tonight when they visit the Florida Panthers at the Office Depot Center.

Since a five-game losing streak, the Stars are 2-0-1, including Wednesday's 3-1 victory over visiting Vancouver. Bill Guerin and Rob DiMaio scored third- period goals to lift Dallas over the first-place Canucks.

Guerin and Jason Arnott each finished with a goal and an assist for the Stars, who scored more than two goals for the first time since November 26. Marty Turco made 22 saves in the victory, as Dallas improved to 9-3-0 this season when finding the net first.

Dallas has enjoyed success in the state of Florida in the past six years, going 8-1 in its last nine road games against either the Panthers or Lightning. That includes a 4-1 mark in Sunrise. The Stars have allowed two goals or less in all nine of their games played in the Sunshine State since 1998-99.

Dallas, 0-4-1 in its last five away contests, opens a three-game swing tonight and will visit the Lightning on Saturday.

Florida, meanwhile, is 1-3-5-1 in its last 10 games, including Wednesday's 2-2 tie with visiting Washington. Stephen Weiss scored on the power play midway through the third period to force the deadlock.

Valeri Bure also scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots for the Panthers, who are winless in their last three (0-1-2).

The Panthers, 5-7-4-1 at home, will visit Ottawa on Monday.

Florida and Dallas split two meetings last season, and the Panthers have won three of the last five times the clubs have met.

12/19 10:15:48 ET


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