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Saturday, October 27th (All times eastern)

Dallas Stars (4-3-2) at Phoenix Coyotes (3-5-0), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes will try to string together back-to- back wins for the first time this season when they play host to the Dallas Starts tonight at Jobing.com Arena.

Phoenix is just 3-5 on the young season, with its third victory of the campaign coming on Thursday against Anaheim. Alexander Auld stopped all 31 shots he faced in a 1-0 Coyotes victory that halted a three-game losing streak.

Craig Weller scored the lone goal in the second period after taking a feed from Niko Kapanen on a rush, moving into the right circle and then releasing a wrister that found room short side.

The Coyotes will try to improve on their 1-4 home mark before hitting the road for two straight, starting Tuesday in St. Louis.

Dallas, meanwhile, plays the second of two straight road tests tonight. The club lost the first leg on Thursday, falling to Los Angeles, 2-1.

Jere Lehtinen tallied the lone goal while Marty Turco made 28 saves in net for the Stars, who had a two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 1-3-1 on the road this season.

Turco allowed the winning goal just 1:40 into the third period, and Dallas failed to convert on any of its 13 third-period shots.

Stars forward Brenden Morrow played in his 500th career game, all with Dallas, which returns home after this contest to host San Jose, Chicago and then Phoenix.

The Stars dominated the season series last year, going 7-1 versus the Coyotes with wins in the last three meetings. Dallas has won eight of nine and 12 of its last 16 matchups against Phoenix, which has lost five straight and seven of its last eight to the Stars at home.

10/27 11:00:32 ET

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