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(SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Blues hope to halt their longest losing streak of the season on Saturday when they return from the NHLs Christmas break to host the Dallas Stars at Scottrade Center. With consecutive losses in Los Angeles and San Jose, the Blues tied their longest skid of the season. St. Louis then lost the finale of a three-game road trip, 5-0, at Colorado to give Ken Hitchcocks club its longest skid since going 0-6 over the final six games of the 2013-14 regular season. The slide comes directly on the heels of a five-game winning streak from Dec. 16. The losing streak has dropped St. Louis into third place in the Central Division, where it sits one point behind the Nashville Predators. The Blues also are only two points in front of Winnipeg for the divisions third and final automatic playoff berth. St. Louis earned its only point of the recent trip with Saturdays 3-2 overtime setback against the Sharks, but the Blues ended the swing with a blowout loss to the Avalanche. The Blues were outshot by a 41-26 margin in Tuesdays rout at the Pepsi Center. Jake Allen gave up five goals on 31 shots over two periods for the Blues before being pulled in favor of Martin Brodeur, who made 10 saves in the scoreless third. They beat us tonight, said Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. They flat- out beat us. Tuesdays loss marked the largest margin of defeat for the Blues this season. It also was St. Louis first time being shut out since a 2-0 defeat in Boston on Nov. 18. The Blues hope to rebound tonight by posting a fifth straight win on home ice. St. Louis is 12-3-1 in the Gateway City and hasnt lost at Scottrade since a 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa on Nov. 25. St. Louis hasnt lost in regulation at home since Nov. 8 against Nashville and the Blues own a 7-0-1 record as the host since that loss to the Predators. Dallas also will try to put a lopsided loss behind it tonight after having a season-high four-game winning streak snapped with Tuesdays 4-0 home loss against Toronto. The Stars outshot the Maple Leafs by a 43-26 margin but couldnt get one past Jonathan Bernier. Dallas also failed to score despite having four chances with the man advantage. Our special teams werent good enough, said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. We had a couple opportunities where we got a little stagnant on the power play, and not enough pucks went to the net. Kari Lehtonen took the loss for Dallas after stopping 22-of-25 shots. Tonights test is the second of five scheduled meetings between the Blue and Stars. St. Louis won the season series opener in Dallas on Oct. 28, posting a 4-3 overtime win to halt a three-game losing streak against the Stars. The Blues still own an 8-3-1 record over the last 12 games in this series overall, but Dallas has won the past two encounters in St. Louis. Lehtonen boasts a lifetime 10-4-2 record and 1.99 goals against average against the Blues and is expected to start tonight. Allen has never faced Dallas, while the veteran Brodeur holds an 11-9-1 record and 1.99 GAA in this matchup. New Balance 420 . -- Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats. New Balance 574 Trainers UK Red . Anaheim Ducks Reassign D Colby Robak to Norfolk Admirals (AHL). - Team Website D Eric Brewer (foot) removed from injured reserve. http://www.cheapnewbalance574saleuk.co.uk/new-balance-574-uk-sale.html. The 24-year-old Pruneau played his CIS football with the Montreal Carabins. The six-foot, 200-pound Montreal native had 41 tackles, 3. New Balance 574 Trainers UK . 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Stefan Kiessling headed Leverkusens consolation from Roberto Hilberts cross in injury time. Bayern extended its league record unbeaten run to 50 games and moved 23 points clear of Borussia Dortmund with nine games remaining. Dortmund was beaten 2-1 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach, meaning Bayern can secure the title at Mainz next week if Dortmund and Schalke, 24 points behind in third, both fail to win. "I remember we were champions in Mainz a couple of times before. It was funny because they celebrated with us," Schweinsteiger said. "But its all the same when we do it." Bayern made a lacklustre start in its first game since Uli Hoeness stepped down as president after being convicted of tax evasion. He was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison on Thursday. Son Heung-min should have scored for Leverkusen in the 11th, when he had only Manuel Neuer to beat after being played in by Kiessling, but the South Korean shot wide of the far post. "I wanted to place it in the corner," Son said. "We did everything we could." Neuer also made a good save to deny Simon Rolfes from distance in the 29th. Mandzukic beat Philipp Wollscheid to meet Schweinsteigers cross before the break, and Schweinsteiger shot over the wall and inside the top left corner to seal the result. "We werent at out limit," Bayern midfielder Thomas Mueller grumbled. "Its all the same (when Bayern clinch the title). We want to win again to keep our rhythm so were there again in the knockout rounds of the Champions League." Earlier, Mainz came from two goals down to win 4-2 at Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen drew 1-1 with Stuttgart, Wolfsburg could only draw 1-1 at bottomm side Eintracht Braunschweig, and Hertha Berlin lost 3-0 at home to Hannover.dddddddddddd Dortmund, which hosts Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League on Wednesday, was without influential midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus due to suspension and muscle problems, respectively, as 10-man Gladbach ended its nine-game run without a win. "We had a tough time and naturally were all relieved," said Gladbach coach Lucien Favre, who extended his contract on Wednesday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck the crossbar for Dortmund before Raffael scored at the other end in the 31st. Max Kruse made it 2-0 by drawing Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek and goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller first one way, then the other, before clipping the ball in. "When you go nine games without scoring then of course its a relief," said Kruse, who was dropped for Germanys recent game with Chile because of poor form. Havard Nordtveit was sent off for his second yellow card in the 69th, eight minutes before Dortmund substitute Milos Jojic pulled one back with a deflected shot. "It shouldnt happen to us at home," Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin said. "You could see after the sending-off that everyone believed in the equalizer but it wasnt to be." Hoffenheim led 2-0 minutes into the second half, but the defence crumbled, letting in three Mainz goals in an eight-minute span, and Shinji Okazakis second in injury time. "I cant explain why we gave the game away," Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol said. It had been briefly interrupted in the first half when Hoffenheims Andreas Beck crashed into a pitchside cameraman, knocking him and the TV camera over. Both needed treatment. The cameraman was carried away on a stretcher, while Beck carried on. With new coach Huub Stevens in charge, Stuttgart was hoping to end its nine-game winless streak. But Bremen equalized with 12 minutes to go. "A pity," Stevens said. Braunschweig was far happier in salvaging its draw with Wolfsburg. "This lets us continue on our journey of Bundesliga participation," Braunschweig coach Torsten Lieberknecht said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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