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Stars pushing toward the playoffs

Goaltending, scoring will make or break Stars on season-defining road trip

Updated: March 31, 2014, 1:25 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Welcome to life on the playoff precipice.

In the space of 24 hours, the Dallas Stars whipped the Nashville Predators at home, flew into St. Louis late in the evening and then bounced the NHL's top team (at the time) by a 4-2 count.

After, the music is blaring and players are joking as they pack their bags for the next stop on what is a season-defining five-game road trip that will now see them head east for dates in Washington, Carolina, Tampa and Florida.

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