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Stars seek to end five-game skid vs. Sharks

Dallas (29-26-7) at San Jose (42-10-9), 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Following a disastrous stretch

at home, the Dallas Stars will hope to turn around their woes on

a trip through California.

The Stars will attempt to snap a five-game losing streak when

they visit the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday in a rematch of a 2008

Western Conference quarterfinal matchup.

Dallas, which eliminated the Sharks in the first round of last

season's playoffs, have fallen to 11th place in the West because

of its recent struggles.

The Stars, who will also visit Los Angeles and Anaheim, are

coming off a dreadful homestand, which included a 1-0 loss to

San Jose. Loui Eriksson scored the lone goal during Sunday's

4-1 setback to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Owners of the best record in the conference, the Sharks are

coming off a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton scored for San Jose, which had won

five of its previous six contests.

The Sharks have beaten the Stars in all four of their meetings

this season.

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