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Stars of Big D:
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Colorado Avalanche (7-5-0, 14 pts) @ Dallas Stars (8-3-0, 16 pts)
7:30 PM, November 4, 2011
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
The Stars finally get back onto the ice tonight after a six-day break, taking on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are one of the more suprising teams in the league so far this year as they have gotten out to a 7-5-0 record and are second place in their division, just behind the even more surprising Edmonton Oilers.
Colorado is coming off a 4-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at home despite outshooting the Yotes by a 40-28 margin. Phoenix plays a very similar game to Dallas so the Stars could be facing a shot deficit in this game as well.
Considering how Colorado has done at home this year, the 4-1 loss actually isn't a surprise. The Avs are a league worst 1-4-0 on home ice and a league best 6-1-0 when they are on the road. Colorado's prowess on the road is actually quite scary. Colorado leads the NHL in road goals, scoring 24 goals in seven gam...
BEST OF MAXIM
Well, the first month of the 2011-12 NHL season is in the books and through their first 11 games, the Dallas Stars have an 8-3-0 record and sport an impressive point total of 16. So, it's safe to say the Glen Gulutzan era is off to a roaring start here in Big D. But the hiring of Gulutzan wasn't the only change for the local club this season.
Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk, who...
Dallas Stars' Steve Ott out for Friday's game, could miss more time with hip injury
Peter Mueller is back on skates for the Avalanche, albeit not in a game yet. The young left winger, whose career has been beset by concussions the last two years, skated Wednesday and is scheduled to do so today, on his own before practice.
There was a time when depending on Kari Lehtonen to be in your lineup on a regular basis was about as reliable as Patrick Kaleta not head-butting a guy.
That changed when Lehtonen was dealt to the Dallas Stars in the middle of the 2009-10 season. The move was looked at as a big risk by GM Joe Nieuwendyk, especially since a 4th-round pick and touted prospect Ivan Vishnevskiy went...
Very early in the season I picked Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars as the early MVP. In time he was passed by Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the early year MVP race. Lehtonen remained the top goalie in the young season. I no longer think that is true.
Lehtonen is playing very well. He posts a .947 saves percentage and a 1.75 GAA to go with an 8-1 record. He...
While it’s true that Eric Nystrom probably wouldn’t be here if the Dallas Stars didn’t need to add salary to remain above the NHL’s salary cap floor, there’s no question that they’re glad he is a part of their...
In a sizable shake-up to his lineup, Avalanche coach Joe Sacco will move center Matt Duchene to left wing for tomorrow's game in Dallas.
Following are some odds and ends on the Stars' final off night in a stretch of six nights without a game. The club returns to the ice tomorrow night, taking on the Colorado Avalanche at the American Airlines Center.
* Jamie Benn has practiced the last few days after receiving a cortisone injection to alleviate pain in his wrist. However, Steve Ott (hip) has not practiced and...
Coming into this season, the underlying question for the Dallas Stars was, "who can replace Brad Richards?". Richards logged the heaviest minutes (around 22 per game) among all of the Stars forwards and was a substantial piece of the power-play unit, even if it was ineffective for much of the season.
1 month into the season, it looks like that prospect isn't as...
Avalanche coach Joe Sacco on Thursday moved Matt Duchene to the same line as the team's highest-paid player, Paul Stastny. For tonight's game against the Dallas Stars, Duchene will skate at left wing on a line with Stastny, with veteran Milan Hejduk on the right side.
The Post's NHL reporter answers your questions in Adrian Dater's Avs Mailbag. In this installment, Adrian Dater takes seven questions, including one wondering if Matt Duchene's early struggles relate to homesickness.
With the first month under new coach Glen Gulutzan a major success, the Dallas Stars are looking for similar results as their November schedule begins.
Facing the struggling Colorado Avalanche could help the Stars begin the month on a positive note.
Playing its first game in nearly a week, Dallas concludes a three-game homestand Friday night against an Avalanche club that may be...
Dallas' recently-completed October was one of the best in franchise history since moving to Texas. The way goaltender Kari Lehtonen has opened the season, November could be a very good month as well.
It took a few games, but the Avalanche finally posted their first home victory of the season. Their next task at the Pepsi Center is slowing down the Coyotes' red-hot line of Ray Whitney, Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal.