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Stars of Big D:
Phoenix Coyotes (36-26-11, 83 pts) @ Dallas Stars (39-28-5, 83 pts)
7:00 PM CT, March 20, 2012
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
It's all in the Stars hands now. Game 73 of the season and the Stars hold the division lead and the third spot in the Western Conference by the slimmest of margins. The Stars and Coyotes enter tonight's game tied in points but Dallas holds the edge in the standings due to tiebreakers (Dallas has three more regulation and overtime wins).
The Stars are not exactly riding a wave of confidence though. They've lost the last two games in embarrassing fashion, getting blown out of the water by both the Winnipeg Jets and the Chicago Blackhawks. Poor starts have plagued the Stars in those losses. Against the Jets, the Stars were under constant pressure, allowed a goal in the first two minutes of the game and could never recover. In their last game, the Stars allowed the Blackhawks to score a goal just ten seconds into the game and then allowed...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Dallas Stars pulled out a 4-3 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center, a game where the Stars blew a 3-1 lead after two periods, coughing up two unanswered in the third, allowing Phoenix to force overtime and a shootout.
And were it not for top goaltender Kari Lehtonen, Dave Tippett's Coyotes likely would have left town with...
The last month has been a wonderful ride for the Dallas Stars and their loyalists who kept the faith. The Stars went on a run where they had 10 victories in 11 games and 21 of a possible 22 points. That run shot them up the standings to 3 in the Western Conference as Pacific Division Leader, but only by an eyelash.
There are 10 games to go. As we stand this morning, the Stars still...
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...
Facing a two-game losing streak and a 2-6-2 start to the month of March, the Coyotes -- who never seem to know when they are beat -- rallied from 2-0 down for the second time in the last three games Sunday night, this time with less than 12 minutes left in regulation.
Horribly outplayed in the second period, the Coyotes roared back with goals by Ray Whitney and Raffi Torres to...
Yamma Hamma. Portland Pirates (the AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes) forward Ryan Duncan suffered the nasty injury documented above after the skate of opponent Casey Wellman made its way across Duncan’s face during a game on Sunday. Not pretty. This gruesome image is right up there with Washington Capitals player Matt Hendricks’ torn ear [...]
Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan faces a Wednesday hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for a hit in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars.Doan made contact with Stars forward Jamie Benn's head while delivering a hit in the second period. Benn appeared dazed but played the rest of the game. Doan received a two-minute minor for elbowing on the play."...
DALLAS (AP) -- Mike Ribeiro had three assists in regulation, then scored in the second round of the shootout to lift the Dallas Stars into sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division with a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
The teams entered the game tied atop the Pacific with 83 points.
Ribeiro faked Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith out of position...
Shane Doan is the latest player to book a suite at the Shanaban Hotel. The Coyotes captain was suspended for three games, following a hearing regarding his elbow on the Stars' Jamie Benn during Tuesday night's contest.
While it's going to be tough for the slipping Coyotes to maintain traction in the Western Conference playoff chase, by losing their captain and third...
I can find no reason the NHL shouldn't suspended the Coyotes forward Shane Doan for this bush league, unnecessary and dirty hit on Dallas forward Jamie Benn. I also don't see how anyone can defense this hit? Rightfully so, Shane Doan has a hearing this afternoon with the department of players safety this afternoon.
Anyone want to guess on what kind of a suspension...
If pain heals and chicks dig scars, then it looks like Ryan Duncan won't have any problem with the ladies from now on. Duncan, a former Hobey Baker winner, is currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes AHL affiliate this season. In overtime of Sunday's game, Duncan took a skate to the face and headed to the hospital for some serious work. Four hours and 45 stiches later, Duncan...
And the ice skate strikes again. The gentleman you see in the photo above is Ryan Duncan, the 2007 Hobey Baker Award winner at the University of North Dakota and current member of the Portland Pirates — a Phoenix Coyotes’ AHL affiliate. Duncan took a skate to the face in overtime on Sunday afternoon and needed 45 stitches to correct the damage.
Looks like the doctors did a decent...
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.