DALLAS -- The New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars meet Thursday night at American Airlines Center for the second and final time this regular season with both teams looking to rebound from tough losses.
New Jersey (22-10-7) lost 3-2 in a shootout at St. Louis on Tuesday, a loss which puts the Devils' road record at a still-impressive 10-5-4.
The Devils are looking to avoid their second four-game losing streak of the season. New Jersey previously lost four straight between Nov. 3-9.
And even though the Devils lost Tuesday, coach John Hynes saw plenty of encouraging signs from that defeat.
"Yeah, I really liked this game," Hynes said postgame. "This was something we had talked about coming off the Washington game (a 5-2 loss Dec. 30) of playing with a lot more structure and understanding lots of games like this, there's a lot of 50-50 shifts where not a lot goes on, you have to do the right things consistently over the course of the game to try to find a way to win it. We were a better team tonight than we were against Washington, so that's a step in the right direction." << Read more
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