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Thursday, January 9th (All times Eastern)

Dallas Stars (20-15-7) at New Jersey Devils (17-18-9), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of teams after their first wins of 2014 will meet Thursday in the Garden State, as the New Jersey Devils welcome the Dallas Stats to the Prudential Center.

Dallas has lost three straight -- all in regulation -- since the calendar flipped to January and the Stars have lost four of their last five tilts overall. It is the longest skid of the 2013-14 campaign for the Stars, who ended last season on an 0-4-1 slide.

The Devils, meanwhile, enter Thursday with an 0-2-1 mark in January and have lost five of their past seven games. New Jersey was able to gain a point in its last trip to ice, but lost a 3-2 overtime decision on Tuesday to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

New Jersey led the Flyers 1-0 heading into the final 20 minutes of regulation, but Philadelphia scored twice in the first half of the third period to grab a lead. The Devils then scored short handed with 30 seconds left to send the game to OT, but Brayden Schenn notched a goal at 1:50 of the extra session to lift the Flyers to the win.

On the shift prior to Schenn's game-winner, a Dainius Zubrus chance fooled Ray Emery but clanged off the right post. That luck was extended to the following offensive rush, which saw Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman fake a shot from the left point and then thread the needle to a wide-open Schenn on the right wing, and he buried the winner.

Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder lit the lamp for the Devils, while Martin Brodeur made 25 saves, but not the most crucial one.

Tuesday's test marked the start of a three-game homestand for the Devils, who are just 8-6-6 as the host this season. New Jersey will complete the stay in Newark with Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Cory Schneider will get the start over Brodeur in net tonight. The former Vancouver Canucks goaltender is 5-3-0 with a 2.39 goals against average in eight career games against the Stars.

While New Jersey has lost its last three games by a total margin of four goals, the Stars have not been nearly as competitive during their three-game slide. After a 7-3 road loss Monday against the New York Islanders, Dallas has been outscored by an 18-8 margin during its current skid.

John Tavares recorded his fifth career hat trick and also tied a career high with five points in Monday's rout of the Stars at Nassau Coliseum. Dallas led the game 2-0 after 20 minutes, but the rest of the contest belonged to the home team.

Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin and Erik Cole each scored once for the Stars, while Kari Lehtonen allowed all seven goals on 43 shots in the setback.

"That's probably the most disappointing (game) of the whole year," Stars head coach Lindy Ruff said. "Their legs were better. Their energy level was better. Their puck management was better. That might have been our worst game of the year."

Monday's lopsided setback wasn't the best way for the Stars to begin a three- game road trip and the loss dropped Dallas to 11-9-2 as the guest this season. After this evening's battle in New Jersey, the Stars will complete the swing tomorrow evening against the New York Rangers.

New Jersey has won six of its last seven home tilts against the Stars, but Dallas has claimed four of seven overall in the series. The clubs haven't faced each other since Dec. 16, 2011, when the Devils notched a 6-3 home win.

01/09 10:52:27 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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