Sep 21, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund (21) and Dallas Stars center Shawn Horcoff (10) battle for the puck during the first period at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Blues return home for a matchup against the Stars

Who: St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

Where: Scottrade Center in St. Louis

When: 7:00 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120

The St. Louis Blues return home after a 2-1 East Coast road trip on Saturday to face one of their new division rivals: the Dallas Stars.

In the first season after division realignment, the Blues have been dominant against Central Division opponents. They have yet to lose a game in regulation against a division foe, with their only loss coming on Oct., 18th against the Winnipeg Jets in a shoot out. Overall, the Blues are 6-0-1 against the Central Division.

This will be the first of five meetings between the Blues and Stars this season. The Blues are 5-2 against the Stars dating back to the 2011-12 season, including a 3-0 record at Scottrade Center.

Overall, the Stars are 11-8-2 on the season, which is good enough for 10th place in the Western Conference. After a tough start to the season, the Stars are playing better hockey of late. They are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, and winners of three of their last four.

Dallas is lead by Tyler Seguin, who has 12 goals and 11 assists in his first season with the Stars after being traded from the Boston Bruins over the summer. Seguin has six goals in his last five games, including a four goal effort against the Calgary Flames on Nov., 14th.

Additionally, goalie Kari Lehtonen has been outstanding against the Blues in his career. In 13 games played against St. Louis, Lehtonen is 8-3 with a .946 save percentage and a 1.62 goals against average.

For Blues winger Brenden Morrow, it will be the first time he plays against his former club after being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the trade deadline last season. Morrow spent the parts of 13 seasons with the Stars, including seven as captain.

 

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