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Stars of Big D:
Minnesota Wild (18-10-2, 38 pts) @ Dallas Stars (15-13-3, 33 pts)
8:30 PM CT
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
The Wild – 4th in the West
Goals – 19th, Goals Against – 4th, Power Play – 14th, Penalty Kill – 3rd
Much like the Stars much publicized back-to-back troubles of the past couple of seasons, the Wild also have a dubious losing streak of their own. In the past 10 years (10!), the Wild have gone 0-11-5 against the Stars in Dallas.
Throw in their road troubles as a whole this season and, despite how much the Wild have improved, the Stars really shouldn’t feel like they’re on the ropes tonight.
Minnesota has won five games in a row and seven of their last eight. Three of those have been on the road. Those three road wins got their road record this season back to 7-7-1 though.
Things have just been clicking for Minnesota. Niklas Backstrom is playing his best hockey of the season and has allowed three or more goals in only t...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. With Niklas Backstrom starting 10 straight games, the Minnesota Wild switched backup goaltenders Sunday just to get work for their promising rookies.
Minnesota assigned goaltender Matt Hackett and forward Jason Zucker to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League and recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper and forward Jake Dowell. Hackett, 23, and Kuemper, 22, have...
MONDAY'S STORYLINES: Mike Rupp, who has missed the last 3 games with a lower body injury, will be back in the lineup and on the fourth line with Torrey Mitchell and Zenon Konopka. The Wild had recalled Jake Dowell yesterday, who has 7 points and 29 penalty minutes in 26 games with Houston this season, with intention of playing him on the fourth line if Rupp could not go tonight...
DALLAS (AP) -- Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist and the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to six games with a 7-4 win over Dallas Stars on Monday.
Both of Parise's goals came on bounces that barely made it over the goal line. Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen each had a goal and assist for Minnesota, which won for the first time in Dallas since March 21...
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have sent forward Reilly Smith and newly acquired defenseman Joe Morrow to their AHL affiliate.
The moves Tuesday came two days after the Stars sent longtime captain Brenden Morrow to Pittsburgh for Joe Morrow in a trade that also involved draft picks.
The 21-year-old Smith has six points in 28 games with Dallas this season, including an assist in...
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have activated Aaron Rome from injured reserve after the defenseman missed 13 games with a broken foot.
Rome will be available Monday night against Minnesota, the first of two home games for the Stars against the Wild this week. He had two assists and eight penalty minutes in 11 games before getting injured Feb. 23 against San Jose.
The Stars signed...
The streaking Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Brenden Morrow from the Dallas Stars on Sunday to bolster the team's second line.
Pittsburgh sent defenseman Joe Morrow, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, and a fifth-round choice this year to Dallas in exchange for Morrow and the Stars' third-round pick in the draft.
The 34-year-old Morrow has 243 goals...
Ray Shero stood pat last year. He doesn't appear to be this season. There is a deal in place for Brendan Morrow.
Via Darren Dreger:
If Morrow waives his NMC, the Pens will apparently deal prospect Joe Morrow.
While that price may seem high, this deal makes unlimited sense.
1. Morrow is a playoff performer. Great read earlier this week from Puck Daddy on Morrow...
NHLTags: Brenden MorrowCalgary FlamesDallas StarsDan BoyleDanny BriereJarome IginlaPittsburgh PenguinsSan Jose SharksBrenden Morrow was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1997. His entire career has been spent in the great state of Texas, where he scored 243 goals and 528 points in 835 games. He did not join the team until the 1999-00 season...
Zach Parise scored twice and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild scored a season-best seven goals as they defeated Dallas 7-4. Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Brodziak each had a goal and an assist in the win.
SPIN: Lost in all the offense is that Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom is 14-3-1 in his last 18 starts. Jaromir Jagr scored for Dallas while Alex Goligoski...
More coming. For now, see our previous post here.
It's official via Pierre LeBrun.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Joe Morrow and a fifth-round pick in 2013 to the Dallas Stars for Brenden Morrow and a third-round pick in 2013.
Brenden Morrow was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1997 and he's played his entire NHL career with the franchise. He became the captain of the Stars in 2006. He has six goals and five assists...
As the Minnesota Wild continue their surge toward the postseason, the Phoenix Coyotes must find a way to prevent their playoff chances from slipping further away.
The Wild can extend their season-high winning streak to seven games by handing the visiting Coyotes a seventh straight defeat Wednesday night.
Zach Parise had two goals and an assist in Minnesota's highest-scoring...