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Ducks visit Stars; Caps GM ‘not gonna blow anything up’ (Puck Previews)

Sean Leahy
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Here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.

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Preview: Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m. ET. Whatever goaltending controversy that may be brewing in Anaheim continues tonight as Jonas Hiller attempts to plead his case following rookie Viktor Fasth's red-hot start. Newly-acquired Ben Lovejoy will also be in the Ducks' lineup as they go for their fifth straight win. Alex Goligoski will be back on the Dallas blueline after being a healthy scratch against Edmonton on Wednesday. How might the Stars look to gain an advantage? By watching film of Teemu Selanne. How else would you stop the "Finnish Highlander"?

Check out previews and updated scores for all of today's games on the Y! Sports NHL scores and scheds page. For tonight's starting goalies, check out Goalie Post.

Evening reading

• Caps GM George McPhee on his team's start: "I think the only – the two areas we must get better is keeping pucks out of our net and it starts by not taking penalties and protecting the goalies more. And they’ve got to be better." He almost said he doesn't have any plans to blow up the roster in light of the team's recent struggles. [Washington Post]

• The Bruins are hoping to wrap up a contract extension with goaltender Tuukka Rask sometime before the regular season ends. [CSNNE]

• Oilers forward Anton Lander will miss a month of action with a broken foot. [Edmonton Journal]

• Todd Bertuzzi will miss Detroit's game on Saturday against the Oilers with a back injury. Joakim Andersson has been recalled. [MLive]

Puck Buddy Comment of the Day: Big Rich on Lambert's Team USA Sochi roster:

"What, no Jagr?"

Never gets old.

Prediction: The Ducks see their win streak come to an end thanks to a 4-2 loss to the Stars. Put us down for two Jaromir Jagr goals.

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