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StorylineIt should be a big deal when the defending Stanley Cup champions come to town, but even that seems meaningless in this disappointing Stars season. Former Stars defenseman Trevor Daley jersey cheap is out with a knee injury and still has not made his return to AAC since being traded to Chicago. New defenseman Greg Pateryn arrived Tuesday and won’t play. Remi Elie probably won’t make his NHL debut. It is what it is for Stars fans right now.

Lindy Ruff has liked matching Cody Eakin jersey cheap against Crosby in the past, but the guess is he gives Faksa the assignment tonight. Faksa has 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) in 60 games this season. Crosby ranks second in the league with 67 points (34 goals, 33 assists) in 54 games. In 11 career games against the Stars, Crosby has 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) and is plus 5.

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Pittsburgh leads the NHL in scoring with 3.48 goals per game and in shots on goal per game at 34.1. Dallas ranks 29th in goals against per game at 3.23 and last in save percentage at .894.

NotableDallas (23 28 10) is coming off a 6 3 loss at home against Boston Sunday and is 17 10 6 at home. Dallas is 3 8 0 in its past 11 games.

Pittsburgh (28 14 8) is coming off a 4 2 win over the Flyers in their outdoor game Saturday and is 13 10 5 on the road. Pittsburgh is 8 1 3 in its past 12 games.

Antti Niemi jersey cheap will get the start in goal for Dallas. He is 10 9 4 on the season with a 3.19 GAA and .899 save percentage. He is 6 2 1 in his career against the Penguins with a 2.42 GAA and .926 save percentage.

Matt Murray is expected to start in net for the Penguins. He is 23 7 3 with a 2.27 GAA and .926 save percentage. He has never played against the Stars.

Patrik Nemeth jersey cheap and Jamie Oleksiak jersey cheap were healthy scratches last game. One will come in to take the place of Jordie Benn jersey cheap, who was traded to Montreal Monday.

Dallas ranks 30th in penalty kill Success jersey cheap at 73.3 percent and 30th in power play goals against at 54.

Pittsburgh ranks 7th in power play Success jersey cheap at 21.7 percent and has 44 power play goals.

Pittsburgh is second in the NHL in third period scoring at 80 goals. Dallas has allowed more third period goals than any other team in the league at 73.

Pittsburgh is 26 0 0 when leading after two periods. Dallas is 1 21 2 when trailing after two periods.

Dallas is 8 14 4 vs. the East. Pittsburgh is 12 4 5 vs. the West.

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Stars coach Lindy Ruff on facing the defending Stanley Cup champions

“The last couple of practices I’ve really liked. It seems like he’s got himself in a better place. Even the day before yesterday, I liked his practice. The goal is to get him back in there, get him playing again. I think he got a little bit out of sync and all we’re trying to do is get him back in a better place.”

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“He’s getting closer. There’s a good chance we could see him in the next couple games. Not today, but after that, I think we’d take a chance of trying to get him up and running. I don’t think it’s going to be easy for him to have that much time off, but he’s at a place now where I think he’s going to be cleared to play.”

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Jordie Benn jersey cheap was quick with the self deprecating humor Monday when asked about facing his brother Jamie for the first time when the Stars play the Montreal Canadiens jersey cheap.

“Probably, when he steps on the ice, I’ll get yelled at to get off,” Jordie joked. “So I’ll be on the bench watching him play.”

The reference is to coaches’ wanting the best defenders out against the best players, and Jordie doesn’t rate quite high enough to go head to head with his Art Ross Trophy winning Young jersey cheaper brother. But the fact that Jordie is doing quite well since being traded away from Jamie isn’t lost on either sibling.

When the two face off for the first time at any level Tuesday in Montreal, there will be much focus on the physical battle between the brothers and best friends. But just as important is that Jordie has been making his own name since a February trade split them up.

“I’m excited that he can be his own person now,” Jamie told reporters in Montreal.

Jordie added: “He’s one of my biggest fans. I think he’s proud that I’m here and doing my own thing now.”

Jamie, who is two years Young jersey cheaper than Jordie, blazed a path out of junior hockey after being drafted by the Stars in 2007. The gifted winger helped Kelowna to the Memorial Cup finals, helped the Texas Stars to the AHL finals and quickly became captain of the NHL Stars. He rocketed to stardom, eventually winning a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Olympics.

Jordie followed him to the Dallas area, moving in with Jamie and catching on with the CHL’s Allen Americans in 2009. A defensive defenseman, Jordie eventually earned promotions to the Texas Stars and then all the way up to the NHL. With Jordie serving as a seventh defenseman and getting his share of healthy scratches, many speculated that he got the job simply to keep his brother happy.

But along the way, Jordie proved the doubters wrong. He earned playing time over Patrik Nemeth jersey cheap, Jamie Oleksiak jersey cheap and Stephen Johns, and when the Canadiens decided they needed some help on defense, they traded for him.

In his 12 games since the trade, Jordie has two goals and is averaging almost 17 minutes of ice time per game. More important, the Canadiens have gone 8 3 1 with Benn in the lineup and re established themselves as Stanley Cup contenders.

“Now he can be Jordie Benn jersey cheap and not Jamie Benn jersey cheap’s brother,” Jamie said after the trade. “I think this is going to be great for him, and he can move on and move forward with his career. And I’m excited to see what happens with him.”

The two played together on hockey and baseball teams in their youth on Vancouver Island and have been pretty much inseparable since. So it’s going to be different for them facing off against each other. While they smile at the thought of the battle, both are competitive enough to make their first meeting pretty intense.

But when the game is over, they’ll still call each other pretty much every day and root for Success jersey cheap on different teams.

“It was tough to see him go, but it was fun to experience the NHL life while we had the time together,” Jamie said.

“It was a fun roller coaster in Dallas, but it’s a new adventure now,” Jordie said.

An adventure in which the older brother might just get a spotlight of his own.

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Lehtonen went 3 0 1 with a 0.98 GAA and .959 save percentage. He earned his 36th career shutout in the process.

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“It was pretty hectic. He was out of here pretty quick,” Jamie Benn jersey cheap said. “He was just packing his bag and receiving phone calls. I just wished him good luck.”

But the Stars captain said he believes that his older brother could benefit from the separation.

“I told him that last night,” Jamie Benn jersey cheap said Tuesday morning. “Now he can be Jordie Benn jersey cheap and not Jamie Benn jersey cheap’s brother. I think this is going to be great for him, and he can move on and move forward with his career. And I’m excited to see what happens with him.”

Jordie Benn jersey cheap has been one of the Stars’ more consistent depth defensemen for years, but fans have called him a product of nepotism. With Montreal acquiring Jordie Benn jersey cheap hoping he can help them win a Stanley Cup, it shows he has value with another organization. And even Jordie Benn jersey cheap admits that gives him an opportunity to prove himself.

“I get that a lot in Dallas, I’m hidden behind a superstar, which is true, my brother’s an amazing player.” Jordie Benn jersey cheap told the media in Montreal Tuesday. “So yeah, I just get to come here and I get to be Jo Benn, and not Jamie Benn jersey cheap’s brother.”

Still, the 300 plus games the two played together in Dallas were a dream come true. Jamie Benn jersey cheap was a fifth round draft pick in 2007 and started playing for the Stars in 2009. Jordie Benn jersey cheap moved in with his brother and started playing with the CHL’s Allen Americans. A strong run by Jordie in Allen created an opening with the AHL’s Texas Stars, and the older brother started his climb.

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three games with Dallas in the NHL. Then, 26 games the next season. Then, 78 in 2013 14. Through each season, he was supposed to be beat out by Young jersey cheaper defensemen. Through each season, he won the job.

It was an impressive display.

“He definitely worked his way up through the system, it was good to see,” Jamie Benn jersey cheap said. “He’s a hard working guy and he’s got a great opportunity to go win a cup on a great team in a great organization.”

Jordie Benn jersey cheap believes he can make his mark in Montreal.

“I skate well. I penalty kill. I’m physical when I can be. I just try and do what a stay at home D man is supposed to do, and that’s get the puck to the forwards and let them do the work,” Jordie Benn jersey cheap told Montreal media. “Obviously, I have personal ties with my brother being there, but we’re big boys now and we know what could happen. Hopefully, I can help the team win and hopefully I can play 300 or 400 games in Montreal. I’m just a kid living a dream and obviously to play in Montreal is pretty exciting.”

As for Jamie Benn jersey cheap, he has to help the Stars move forward through a disappointing season and help them get back on their feet before next year. He said his feeling Tuesday was thankful he and his brother were able to play together so long.

“It was fun while it lasted,” Benn said. “I wished him luck. He’s got a great opportunity going to Montreal and playing for a great team. We’re going to move forward here, and he’s going to move on.”

Of course, the schedule makers do have the Stars playing at Montreal on March 28. That would be the first time the Benn brothers face off against each other at any level of competition.