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Juuse Saros, Predators Shut Out Stars for 2nd Time in 3 Days

Juuse Saros #74 of the Nashville Predators makes a pad save against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on March 7, 2020 in Dallas, Texas.
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Juuse Saros shut out Dallas for the second time in three days, Ryan Ellis gained a measure of revenge with the only goal and the Nashville Predators beat the Stars 1-0 on Saturday.

Saros made 37 saves after stopping 33 in a 2-0 victory in Nashville on Thursday night. He has four shutouts this season and 11 overall, and is 6-0-1 against the Stars.

Ellis scored on a power play midway through the second period. Matt Duchene's shot from the left point went over the net and bounded to Ellis for a wrist shot between goalie Ben Bishop and the left goal post.

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Ellis missed 20 games after the Stars' Corey Perry elbowed him in the face the last time the Predators played in Dallas on Jan. 1. Perry received a five-game suspension.

Bishop made 22 saves. Dallas has allowed seven goals in 16 penalty kills in the the last four games. The Stars are 0-3-2 in their last five games. They have not scored in 134:26.

The Predators have scored four goals in their last three games.

NOTES
Stars RW Alexander Radulov sat out because of illness. . Dallas' power play is 3 for 21 in the last eight games. . There were five roughing penalties. . The Stars honored referee Gord Dwyer for reaching the milestone of 1,000 NHL games. He has been a full-time referee since 2006.

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Predators: At Montreal on Tuesday night.

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