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by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Dallas Stars at Winnipeg Jets
Tuesday, November 8
7:00 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus
Radio: The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM

About the Stars

The Stars (4-5-3) are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss at Chicago Sunday that gave the Blackhawks a sweep of a home-and-home series between the two teams. The Stars tied the game with 1:20 left in regulation on a Gemel Smith goal, but the Stars couldn't take advantage of a power play in the extra period, and Chicago's Marian Hossa scored at even-strength with 28.7 seconds left in overtime.

"We're not getting the results right now, and it's a little bit frustrating," said Stars forward Patrick Eaves. "It was good we showed resilience out there and got that goal late. It would have been nice to have that extra point, but unfortunately we did not get it."

The Stars, who are down six forwards due to injury or illness, played defensemen Patrik Nemeth at forward in the game and fell to 1-3-2 in their past six games.

The Stars worked out off the ice on Monday.

Tuesday's game is the second of a five-game road trip for the Stars.

Injuries: C Jason Spezza (lower body) is day to day. RW Jiri Hudler (illness), RW Patrick Sharp (concussion), C Cody Eakin (knee), C/LW Mattias Janmark (knee) and RW Ales Hemsky (hip) are on injured reserve.

About the Jets

The Jets (5-7-1) loss 5-2 to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden Sunday. The Jets and Rangers were tied 2-2 in the second period, but New York scored three goals in a 4:04 span of the second to blow the game open.

"It wasn't the result that we came for," Jets forward Patrik Laine said. "I think we played a strong first period but knew they were going to come hard in the second. They are maybe the best team in the league. We just didn't play our game in the second, and I think we lost because of that."

The Jets went 1-1-1 on a three-game road trip and fell to 1-3-1 over their past five games.

The Jets made big news off the ice Monday, signing D Jacob Trouba to a two-year, $6 million contract. When Trouba, who had been a restricted free agent, will join the team is still up in the air.

Injuries: D Tyler Myers (lower body), C Mathieu Perrault (upper body) and D Mark Stuart (lower body) are day to day. RW Joel Armia (lower body), C Bryan Little (lower body), RW Drew Stafford (upper body) and C Shawn Matthias (lower body) are on injured reserve.

Season Series

*This is the third of five meetings between the Stars and Jets this season.

*Both teams are 1-1-0 in the season series.

*Oct. 25, Winnipeg at Dallas: Stars 3, Jets 2
*Oct. 27, Dallas at Winnipeg: Jets 4, Stars 1

Statistical Tidbits

*The Stars are 3-4-1 vs. the Central Division.

*The Jets are 2-2-0 vs. the Central Division.

*The Stars are 1-3-2 on the road, including 0-2-2 in their past four away games.

*The Jets are 3-4-0 at home, including 1-3-0 in their past four at MTS Centre.

*The Jets have been outscored 21-5 in second periods this season.

*Winnipeg has allowed three goals or more in 11 of their 13 games this season.

*The Stars have allowed three goals or more in eight of their 12 games.

*Dallas is 2-18 on the power play over the past five games.

*The Jets are 0-17 on the power play the past six games.

*The Jets are 15-16 on the penalty kill the past six games.

*Through Sunday, Stars center Tyler Seguin was tied for eighth in the league in scoring with 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) and his 6 goals were tied for ninth.

*Through Sunday, Winnipeg's Patrik Laine was tied for the league lead with 8 goals.

This story was not subject to approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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