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Stars back home after losing twice in Anaheim, ready for return of playoff hockey to Dallas

Saturday, 04.19.2014 / 7:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Stars back home after losing twice in Anaheim, ready for return of playoff hockey to Dallas

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars are back home after a week on the road, where they lost twice to Anaheim to start a first-round playoff series.

Tyler Seguin and Co. have an extra day of rest before their fans get their first playoff game in Dallas in nearly six years. Game 3 is Monday night.

The Ducks took a pair of one-goal victories, including a 3-2 win Friday night when Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist playing with a mask after he took a slapshot to the jaw in the series opener.

The Stars left Dallas last weekend celebrating their return to the playoffs before a meaningless regular-season finale at Phoenix. They returned confident that they can get back in the series with the Ducks.

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