Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview Number 53: Dallas Stars

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Who: Toronto Maple Leafs (27-20-5) at Dallas Stars (22-20-8)

Where:  American Airlines Center

When: 8 p.m. ET

Where to watch: TSN, FOX Sports Southwest

Where to listen: TSN Radio 1050

Opposition blog: Blackout Dallas

Latest betting line (from Vegas Insider): Dallas -142

Leafs win probability (from Steve Burtch): 28.4 per cent

Can the Toronto Maple Leafs make it seven consecutive victories for the first time since the 2003/04 season? We will all find out what kind of mettle this team has in a matter of hours as the Leafs face a Dallas team that has had struggles since about mid-November. Toronto will surely have a tired squad as this is the second consecutive week with four games on the schedule. Dallas will feature a familiar face behind their bench, as coach Lindy Ruff has had extensive experience dealing with the Blue and White while spending fifteen seasons as coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

The Dallas Stars look to improve on a January that has been anything but kind. Posting a record of 2-7-1 over their last ten games, the Stars could be considered a resounding disappointment, especially after offseason upgrades in nearly every department.

 

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