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DALLAS -- The Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars used to be Pacific Division bunkmates. Wholesale Under Armour . And even though they are now in separate divisions, battles between these former division rivals are always spirited affairs.Vancouver and Dallas last met on Nov. 13 at Rogers Arena with the Canucks taking the full two points thanks to a 5-4 overtime win.That victory is one of just four Vancouver (8-10-2) has had this month, along with seven losses. But the Canucks, who are 2-6-1 on the road, got their second road victory of the season Tuesday night in Glendale, a 4-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes.And after such a strong performance in their second win of the month against Arizona, the Canucks like their chances of coming into American Airlines Center on Friday and leaving with at least a point against the Stars.We came out strong in the third, we didnt sit back, Canucks center Bo Horvat said after Tuesdays win. We kept the pace going, we kept it on them, and it turned out great for us tonight.Horvats line, which also features Sven Baertschi and Alexandre Burrows, accounted for an impressive eight points in that road win against the Coyotes.And that performance, along with several other recent strong showings by that trio, has not gone unnoticed by Canucks coach Willie Desjardins, a former Stars assistant.Ive liked that line for three or four games, Desjardins said. I think (Burrows) helps them. He talks to them a lot, helps them prepare for shifts. And the other two guys have lots of talent.The Canucks currently have a minus-17 goal differential, making them one of only two teams in the Western Conference who currently have a worse differential than the Stars, who are minus-16.Dallas (8-8-5) is 5-7-1 in November and on Wednesday night the Stars lost 5-2 to the Nashville Predators in the Music City.At home, the Stars are 5-3-2 this season, including going 2-1-1 during a recently-concluded four-game homestand earlier this week.Despite seeing his team lose to a Central Division foe by three goals, Stars coach Lindy Ruff saw plenty of positives to take from their loss in Nashville.You build off a lot of the good stuff you did in the game -- and there was a lot of good stuff in the game, Ruff said postgame. Our energy was good. I thought the second period on where our breakouts were coming on our own end was good; cleaned up a few mistakes.Dallas has gotten at least a point in 11 straight games against Vancouver and the Stars have defeated the Canucks six straight times in Dallas.And if the Stars are to extend their run of recent dominance over the Canucks, then they must play better in the third period than they did in Nashville.Dallas hit the ice on Wednesday down 2-0 to the Predators, but cut that lead in half when Patrick Sharp scored his first goal of the season 5:32 into the final frame.However, Nashville regained its two-goal edge 37 seconds later and went up 4-2 with another goal five minutes later.Sharp speaks for his teammates in saying that if Dallas is to climb out of the middle of the pack in the Central and in the West, better third periods need to become a regular thing.Yeah, disappointing third period, Sharp said. We kind of put ourselves in a good spot there on the road trailing by one against a tough team. Its not a bad spot to be in, but a couple of mistakes ended up being the difference in the game. Cheap Under Armour China . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Under Armour Outlet Store . A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug.MIAMI -- Clayton Richard overcame a shaky start for his best performance of the season.Richard pitched a season-high seven innings to help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.He was outstanding, Padres manager Andy Green said. The sinker worked really well today. He is getting better. Command wavered a little bit the first time. After that he really locked it in.Richard (1-3) allowed eight hits and walked one. He struck out three and threw 63 of 94 pitches for strikes.I got into a good rhythm, Richard said. (Derek Norris) was so good behind the plate. I was able to really on him--the combination of that and our defense playing so well. They made a couple of good plays. When you have that type of defense and (Ryan) Schimpf in the lineup, its usually a good thing.Ryan Schimpf homered homered in the fourth inning off Jose Urena (2-5). Schimpf also homered Friday night and has 16 this season -- all since July 1.Its kind of been like that since I was little, Schimpf said about his power. I dont know why. I couldnt explain. Ive had a lot of good coaches along the way to help me out for sure. Right now its staying within the approach and get a good pitch when you want.Kevin Quackenbush worked the ninth, striking out two for his first save since Sept. 22, 2014, against Colorado.Quacks got a little heartbeat, Green said. He is who hes going to be every single time out. He executed his pitches after going 2 and 0 to Ichiro (Suzuki). The rest of the inning was very smooth for him.Martin Prado had four hits for the fourth time this season.Urena (2-5) allowed one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.I tried to keep the ball down and that was a pretty good game, Urena said.Prado led off the eighth with a hit off Jose Dominguez. Dee Gordon pinch-ran for Prado and was stranded at second after Brad Hand relieved Dominguez and retired the next three batters. Cheap Under Armour Free Shipping. .The Marlins had two hits in the first and three in the second, but no runs to show for it. Robert Andino grounded out to Richard with the bases loaded in the second to end the threat.Obviously those are opportunities you hope that they dont come back and get you later and obviously tonight in a 1-0 game you think about those, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.Miami was 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base while getting shut-out for the sixth time in their last 32 games.TRAINERS ROOMMarlins: RHP Andrew Cashner (blister) will be scratched from Sundays start and LHP Justin Nicolino will take his place after being recalled from Triple-A New Orleans. Cash has that little finger thing and it didnt seem to want to--we were hoping it would heal and it just stayed tender and wasnt able to get it to where we needed to go, Mattingly said. ... 2B Dee Gordon was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game for rest. Gordon was held out Friday, but ended up going 0 for 3 after entering the game in the sixth. I felt like he was tired going into the game yesterday and then he ends up getting three at-bats, playing a lot of it and I felt like with a day game tomorrow I want him in there for sure, Mattingly said. I dont think he was very happy, but if that had been a normal game last night he would be in there today.UP NEXTPadres: RHP Luis Perdomo (6-7, 6.24) will start Sundays series finale. Perdomo tied a career high with seven innings in his last start against Arizona allowing one run.Marlins: LHP Justin Nicolino (2-5, 5.57) will take Andrew Cashners spot in the rotation and make his 13th start of the season, first since July 6. ' ' '