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Sunday, March 14, 2010
Afternoon hockey: Stars vs. Avs

By Dennis Hall

The Stars are going through their pre-game warmup, getting ready for a 2 p.m. matchup against the Avs. It's a beautiful day outside, and the Stars are falling out of playoff contention, so it wouldn't be surprising to see some empty seats today. There aren't many people in the stands at this point. Some notes:

*Marty Turco is back in goal for the Stars, as expected. He played well Friday night and the Stars are going to keep playing to win until they're mathematically eliminated.

*The Avs will counter with Craig Anderson, who has started 22 in a row. Anderson is tied for the NHL lead with seven shutouts, including one Thursday night against Florida.

*The Stars have dropped to 11th in the West with 71 points. St. Louis passed Dallas for 10th with a win Saturday over Columbus. Detroit moved into eighth place with a 3-2 overtime over Buffalo on Saturday. With 78 points, Detroit is seven points of Dallas.

*There is no TV for today's Stars-Avs game, ending a streak of 1,101 locally televised games. You can listen to the game on the radio on KTCK-AM 1310 The Ticket or follow it here on the blog. If you have Center Ice, you can watch the Avs' broadcast of the game.