PLAYER NOTES:

--G Richard Bachman suffered his first career NHL loss in four starts with Friday night's 6-3 setback at New Jersey. He faced 31 shots and stopped only 25.

--D Philip Larsen left Friday's game in the first period and did not return. Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said he has a cramp and could be out for a few days.

--LW Eric Nystrom came into Friday leading the NHL in shooting percentage at 25 percent. Seven of his 10 goals this season have come against Eastern Conference opponents. He didn't score against New Jersey, getting two shots on goal.

MEDICAL WATCH:

--F Adam Burish (broken hand) is on the injured list. He's out 4-6 weeks, putting his return somewhere between now and early January.

--G Kari Lehtonen (groin) is on the injured list. He's out until the third week of December, at least.

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GOALTENDERS:

--Richard Bachman

--Andrew Raycroft

DEFENSE PAIRINGS:

--Stephane Robidas, Sheldon Souray

--Trevor Daley, Nicklas Grossman

--Philip Larsen, Alex Goligoski

FIRST LINE:

--LW Loui Eriksson, C Jamie Benn, RW Michael Ryder

SECOND LINE:

--LW Brenden Morrow, C Mike Ribeiro, RW Steve Ott

THIRD LINE:

--LW Eric Nystrom, C Vernon Fiddler, RW Radek Dvorak

FOURTH LINE:

--LW Jake Dowell, C Tom Wandell, RW Tomas Vincour

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