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Stars Host Lightning in First Game Of Back Stretch of Season

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Hockey is back in Dallas after a 10+ day hiatus.

Buffalo Sabres v Dallas Stars Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images

Hockey is finally back for the Dallas Stars. After days of laying on the beach, golfing, hiking, relaxing, sleeping, naps, family time, and whatever else players and staff used to take a break thanks to the league-mandated time off and subsequent All-Star game break, they got back to work yesterday in a one-hour long practice designed to get the juices going.

They have a tough break in terms of scheduling coming up. They open the break with the Tampa Bay Lightning, then get the Toronto Maple Leafs at home before going on the road. They also have 15 games in the 29 days of February, so getting some points off Eastern Conference opponents is crucial as a setup rolling into next month.

Dallas Stars Lineup

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov
Denis Gurianov - Joe Pavelski - Roope Hintz
Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake Comeau
Mattias Janmark - Jason Dickinson - Corey Perry

Esa Lindell - John Klingberg
Miro Heiskanen - Roman Polak
Jamie Oleksiak - Stephen Johns

Ben Bishop in goal.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Steven Stamkos - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat - Anthony Cirelli - Tyler Johnson
Alex Killorn - Cedric Paquette - Patrick Maroon
Carter Verhaeghe - Mitchell Stephens - Yanni Gourde

Victor Hedman - Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Kevin Shattenkirk

Andrei Vasilevskiy faces off against his old tandem partner.

GAME DAY

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM
Location: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)
TV: NBCSN
Online: theticket.com