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Pro Sports Daily:
If you want to find encouragement in the Stars right now, there’s no better place to look than Valeri Nichushkin.
The 18-year-old winger was the 10th-overall pick in the draft and decided to jump right into the NHL, becoming the youngest player on the Stars since they moved to Dallas in 1993. However, that leap looked pretty high during his first 10 games, as he struggled to score or even create scoring opportunities.
But Sunday, Nichushkin broke through and scored his first NHL goal. It was a huge play in a 4-3 shootout win over Ottawa for the Stars, who are sort of reflecting their young forward in development this season.
"He’s coming along really well," Stars head coach Lindy Ruff said. "Tonight, he dominated, skating wise, physically. He made the play right off the bat that (Jamie) Benn could have completed, and then in overtime, he could have finished it himself."
The Stars start their three-game road trip on a good foot, and even their record at 6-6-2,...
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from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
Tyler Seguin will always consider Boston as something more than just another NHL city, but the question is: How will his first NHL city will come to think of him?
As the prodigal party boy the Bruins were better off cutting ties with while the cutting was good? Or as the latest elite NHL talent the Bruins cut adrift only to watch star...
The Dallas Stars reunited Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin for Sunday’s contest against the Ottawa Senators, but not in an attempt to jump start the offense or shake up the lines. Benn was tacked onto Seguin’s wing because the typical center (Seguin) has been absolutely awful in the faceoff circle so far this season.
Dallas went out and traded for Seguin to give him the chance to...
“I don’t know if the leopard ever changes his spots. But he’s gonna have to or else we’re gonna be sitting here next year doing the same thing.” — Bruins director of player personnel Scott Bradley on Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin will make his return to TD Garden on Tuesday night. When he does, the Dallas Stars forward will be playing in his first game in the Boston barn since...
The Dallas Stars acquired Tyler Seguin in July with the thought of putting him at center. They acquired him with hopes that he would develop into a first-line center that they could build around. They acquired him hoping he’d be what everyone thought he’d be when the Bruins made him the second-overall pick in 2010.
Seguin has been fantastic for the Stars since they got him in...
Dallas Stars legend and one-season Red Wing Mike Modano was born and raised in Metropolitan Detroit, but he chose to play Major Junior hockey when he was 16, and his performance with the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders earned him that 1st overall seleciton back in 1989. The Prince Albert Herald's Andrew Schopp reports that Modano returned to Saskatchewan to have his number retired...
One has to feel a little bit for Rich Peverley.
The versatile forward spent three years with the Bruins and was a valuable member of the Stanley Cup winning team, but he’s also in the background in his return to Boston as a member of the Dallas Stars. That’s because Peverley was traded along with Tyler Seguin to the Lone Star State back in July, and much of the focus has been...
Kari Lehtonen made the impossible possible on Friday night.
The Stars goaltender made one of the most impressive and miraculous saves of the year, stopping an Avalanche goal that he had no business stopping during the third period. With Dallas down 2-1, a shot toward the netminder resulted in a scramble for the puck that Lehtonen couldn’t snag.
Colorado’s John Mitchell ended...
Jordie Benn scored the game winner in the shootout and the Dallas Stars defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 Sunday.
The game had a number of twists and turns, but perhaps the most disconcerting for the Senators was the injury to goalie Craig Anderson.
With 1:32 gone in overtime, Anderson went down hard after being hit by Valeri Nichushkin. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher after...
For the first time in his young career, Tyler Seguin will take the ice Tuesday night at Boston’s TD Garden as a visiting player. Just three years after making him the 2nd-overall pick in the 2010 draft, the Bruins traded the enormously-talented-but-equally-immature Seguin, along with Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars on July 4. In the NESN documentary series about...
Tyler Seguin told the Boston media on Monday that he’s excited to face his former Bruins teammates when his new team, the Dallas Stars, take on the B’s on Tuesday night at TD Garden.
It’s the young forward’s first appearance in Boston after being traded to the Stars on July 4 in a multi-player deal that involved Loui Eriksson coming to the Original Six club. Seguin has scored...
After scoring his first NHL goal and probably playing his best game of the season, Stars rookie Valeri Nichushkin is getting bumped up to the top line for tonight’s game against the Bruins. He’s expected to play right wing with center Tyler Seguin and left wing Jamie Benn.
“Obviously his play warranted where I put him. He played his best game by far last game,” said Ruff...
When Tyler Seguin steps onto the ice at TD Garden Tuesday night in Boston, it will be not only as an opponent, but as the once future face of the Bruins.
Though he played only three seasons in Boston, the current Dallas Stars center will forever be linked to the Bruins probably one of two ways. It could either be as the underachiever the Bruins were right about or the superstar...
Tyler Seguin experienced plenty of success with the Boston Bruins after being selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, including winning the Stanley Cup his rookie season.
Still, he wasn't shocked when he was shipped to the Dallas Stars in an offseason trade for a package that included forward Loui Eriksson, who could be making his return in time for the teams...
8 a.m.: Tuesday night will mark the return of Tyler Seguin to Boston, but if the Bruins are paying any attention to that, they’re in more trouble than we might think.
Seguin will be back in Boston on Tuesday night for the first time since being traded to Dallas over the summer, but the B’s cannot worry about that. They are coming off their worst showing of the season in a 3-1...
Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson was run over by Dallas Stars rookie forward Valeri Nichushkin in overtime on Sunday and was clearly in pain. Nichushkin appeared to land on Anderson’s neck, and bent it into a funny spot. Anderson was stretchered off as a precaution and appears to be okay.
Very good sign, Anderson walked by still in his gear. Snuck a look at the monitor...