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Stars' Central Division woes continue in 5-2 loss to Jets

DALLAS The Stars knew heading into Tuesday's contest with Winnipeg that a lot was on the line even this early in the season. The Jets have combined with Nashville to make the Central Division an even tougher battle than last season, and the Stars were in dire need of a statement game. Instead, Winnipeg played almost perfect hockey in taking a 5-2 victory at American Airlines Center and dropped the Stars to 0-7-3 against Central Division opponents. It was a demoralizing defeat on several levels. "I think that's the worst our defense has struggled as a group," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "That affects scoring chances, our transition game. I thought physically, we...

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