Found March 01, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Vernon Fiddler was mad at the officials Monday night in Nashville. He was mad at the unsportsmanlike conduct call on linemate Eric Nystrom. He was mad at the Predators for being mad. He was mad at the way the game was going. So with the Stars already killing a penalty, he skated up and shoved Nashville’s Mike Fisher right in front of the bench on a line change. Nashville got a 5-on-3, and that sparked the Predators to come back from a 4-2 deficit and win a 5-4 game in overtime. Was it team-building or leading or even supporting a teammate? Or was that just a bad decision? To be fair to Gulutzan, the Stars have only four unsportsmanlike conduct calls this season, and two came in that Nashville game. They have no “misconduct” penalties, and Benn’s was the first game misconduct. They don’t seem to be a whiny team. However, they lead the league in times short-handed per game at 4.66, and that speaks to discipline. Among th...

Jamie Benn ejected for crosschecking Ryan Jones (Video)

Dallas Stars left winger Jamie Benn was ejected from Thursday night's game for crosschecking Edmonton Oilers for crosschecking Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Jones. It was a real cheap shot as there were only 4 minutes left in the third period and the Oilers had a 5-1 lead. Benn apparently took exception as he watched from the bench as Jones got tangled up with Stars goalie...

Stars activate starting goalie Lehtonen

DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have activated Kari Lehtonen from the injured list, and the goalie says he expects to play Thursday against Edmonton. Lehtonen has missed five games because of a groin injury after leaving in the first period of a 4-3 win over Vancouver on Feb. 15. The 29-year-old Lehtonen from Finland was among the NHL leaders in wins when he was injured. He is...

Northwest Athlete Spotlight – Brenden Dillon

Brenden Dillon – NHL Name: Brenden Dillon Position:  Defenseman Team:  Dallas Stars Number: 4 Height:  6’3″  Weight:  228lbs Shoots:  Left Birthplace:  New Westminster, BC Acquired:  Free Agent Entry Level Contract March 1, 2011 He may have taken the long road to get there, but for Brenden Dillon, the road to Big D has started to pay off as a key member of the...

Benn fined $10K for cross-check

The NHL has fined Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn $10,000 for cross-checking Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Jones from behind in a game on Thursday night. With about four minutes left to play in the Oilers' 5-1 win, Benn skated up to Jones from behind and cross-checked him in the upper back. Jones, who was heading to the penalty box for goaltender interference, dropped to the...

Video- Jamie Benn Crosscheck On Ryan Jones

Benn received 5 for crosschecking and a 10 minute misconduct, Jones received 2 for goalie interference.  

Jamie Benn Fined $10K

NEW YORK (March 2, 2013) – Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking  Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Jones in NHL Game No. 295 in Dallas on Thursday, February 28, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:00 of the third...

Jamie Benn fined 10K for hit on Ryan Jones

Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Jones in NHL Game No. 295 in Dallas on Thursday, February 28, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:00 of the third period. Benn was assessed a major...

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Defensive Woes Continue

The Dallas Stars had been living by their offensive production of late. Even when the club was winning games in the month of February, the team defense simply was not very good. Dallas compensated with several high-scoring wins, but it was clear that this was going to be sustainable for too long, even as the Stars tied a franchise record by scoring three or more goals in 11 straight...

Lehtonen's return spoiled by Oilers

DALLAS (AP) -- Ales Hemsky scored a goal and two assists, Jeff Petry added a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves in helping the Edmonton Oilers roll to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. The win snapped Edmonton's six-game losing streak against the Stars, including two meetings earlier this season and represented their first victory in Dallas...

Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 2/28/13 vs. Oilers

PREVIEW 12:45 PM CST Returning home to the American Airlines Center tonight after taking three of four points on a brief road trip, the Dallas Stars (10-8-2) play host the Edmonton Oilers (7-7-4). The game starts at 7:30 p.m. CST and will be televised locally on Fox Sports Southwest. These two teams have seen each other a lot in the month of February. Tonight's game marks...

2013 Season Game 21 Preview: Edmonton Oilers @ Dallas Stars

Edmonton Oilers (7-7-4, 18 pts) @ Dallas Stars (10-8-2, 22 pts) 7:30 PM CT American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas The Oilers– 13th in the West Rankings: Goals – 27th, Goals Against – 15th, Power Play – 5th, Penalty Kill – 4th Things have not been great for the Oilers this month. Edmonton has only won three out of 11 games in February and has seen...
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