Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 3/20/12
The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes are tied atop the crowded Pacific Division race. The Stars are hoping a three-day layoff can help get them untracked, while the visiting Coyotes are looking to continue their success in this season series as it wraps up Tuesday night. Dallas (39-28-5) and Phoenix (36-26-11) lead San Jose and Los Angeles in the tight chase for the Pacific title. All four clubs have been alone in first place at various points in the season, and the winner of this game will be again. The Sharks and Kings, both one point off the pace, also square off Tuesday. The three teams that fail to finish atop the division will be left vying with Colorado and Calgary for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Stars vaulted themselves into the division race with a stunning 10-0-1 run, but they've cooled significantly since, following Wednesday's 5-2 loss at Winnipeg with a 4-1 home defeat to Chicago two days later. "We got to refocus and just forget abo...
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