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Stars ready for another afternoon game

Dallas will face Vancouver at 1 p.m. today at American Airlines Center. It's another opportunity to gain some points on a team that is very close to them in the standings.

The Stars sit in ninth at 47 points. That's one spot out of the playoffs. Vancouver is tied with the Los Angeles Kings at 49 points, but both teams have played one more game than the Stars.

Dallas is playing its third afternoon game of the season. The Stars lost to Edmonton in a shootout at AAC on Dec. 5. They beat Detroit in a matinee match on Dec. 19, 4-3. After today's game, they'll get to face Detroit again in an afternoon game on Jan. 16 and they'll play a few more in March.