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(Sports Network) - Two days after hosting the NHL All-Star Game, the Dallas Stars will put a three-game win streak on the line when the high-scoring Pittsburgh Penguins invade the American Airlines Center for an intriguing interconference matchup.

Dallas currently holds down the sixth seed in the Western Conference and went into the five-day break on a positive note, as the club earned a hard-fought 2-1 decision Saturday in Minnesota. Stu Barnes put the Stars in front to stay by scoring in the ninth round of the shootout to end a marathon game.

Mike Ribeiro and Eric Lindros also netted shootout goals for Dallas and Niklas Hagman had the Stars' only tally in regulation.

All-Star Marty Turco made 25 saves through 65 minutes, then turned away seven of the Wild's nine skaters in the deciding phase. The veteran goaltender also performed well in Wednesday's midseason showcase, stopping 12 of 15 shots in the third period to aid in the West's 12-9 victory in the All-Star Game.

Dallas, which opens up a four-game road trip Sunday in Anaheim, is 15-8-0 on home ice this season.

Pittsburgh has also been playing quite well as of late, having won three of its last four. In their most recent time out, the Penguins routed Toronto, 8-2, Saturday at Mellon Arena.

Mark Recchi recorded his seventh career hat trick and rookie sensation Evgeni Malkin racked up a personal-best five assists for the Penguins, who have amassed 22 goals as a team over the last four games.

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