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STARS CONTINUE TO SPARKLE AS THEY DEFEAT EDMONTON

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Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock believes he has the right chemistry for a winning road team in the NHL.

He showcased his plan Sunday night as the Stars downed the Edmonton Oilers 7-3 to pick up their sixth win away from home this season. The Central Division-leading Stars hold a 13-5-1 record.Hitchcock, who hails from Edmonton, said the Stars' blend of experience and youthful enthusiasm gives the team an edge when they hit the road. With veteran Greg Adams earning two goals and two assists and rookie Jamie Langenbrunner scoring twice, there's no point in arguing.

"We have some people that really like to play on the road, and I think we feel that if we're going to grow as a team, we're going to have to prove that we can beat good teams on the road," said Hitchcock. "More than anything, it's the group in there, it's the leadership and the older guys that have really put the emphasis on being a good road team."

Blues 4, Mighty Ducks 2

Grant Fuhr narrowly missed a personal shutout record and Jim Campbell scored his team-leading ninth goal as streaking St. Louis Blues beat Anaheim.

Fuhr was 1:52 away from setting a new personal best for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal when Steve Rucchin scored on a power play at the 10:33 of the final period.

Kings 4, Blackhawks 2

Dimitri Khristich scored two goals and added an assist as Los Angeles beat Chicago.

Vitali Yachmenev and Vladimir Tsyplakov also scored for the Kings, 5-1-3 in their last nine games. Los Angeles goaltender Byron Dafoe stopped 30 of 32 shots.

James Black and Tony Amonte scored for the Blackhawks, who lost their third straight. Chicago, which had a three-game losing streak earlier this season, plays its next six games on the road and won't return to the United Center until Dec. 6.