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Berube stresses Flyers must control Stars speed

by Steve Hunt

FLYERS (0-2-2) at STARS (2-1-1)


Season series: The Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars split two games last season. Stars center Tyler Seguin had a hat trick in a 5-1 win in Dallas on Dec. 7, 2013. In the rematch March 20 in Philadelphia, forward Wayne Simmonds had two goals in a 4-2 Flyers victory. In the games against the Flyers, Seguin and linemate Jamie Benn combined for five goals and four assists.

Flyers team scope: With three days between games, the Flyers used the time for some hard practices they hope will correct some of the flaws in their game. "We haven't gotten off to the start we wanted and can work on some things in practice," forward Brayden Schenn said, according to the Flyers website. "We feel good, feel confident and are ready to head into Dallas." Despite the start, coach Craig Berube isn't getting down on his team. "The way I talked to them was that we played good hockey and we could have had better results," he told the Flyers website. "We needed to clean up a few things and we went over it and talked about it. … It's about playing the game for 60 minutes and playing the best hockey we can."

Stars team scope: Forward Curtis McKenzie, recalled from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on Tuesday, could make his NHL debut Saturday. Stars forward Erik Cole sat out practice Friday because he was sick, and forward Vernon Fiddler didn't practice Friday because of a maintenance day. If one or the other can't play Saturday, coach Lindy Ruff said McKenzie could be in the lineup. The 23-year-old had a goal in his only AHL game this season; last season he was second on the Texas Stars with 65 points and third with 27 goals.

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