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It doesn't appear anyone informed the Dallas Stars that their playoff chances were all but gone after trading away multiple key contributors prior to the deadline.
The struggling Nashville Predators, meanwhile, aren't feeling too good about their postseason fate.
Dallas continues its unlikely playoff push while seeking a fourth straight victory Friday night against host Nashville, which looks to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat.
The Stars traded longtime captain Brenden Morrow to Pittsburgh on March 24 before sending center Derek Roy to Vancouver and then-leading scorer Jaromir Jagr to Boston on April 2.
They fell 5-2 to Anaheim on April 3 but have since outscored opponents 13-6 during their winning streak, including 5-1 over Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Despite the trades, Dallas (19-17-3) is not far behind Detroit for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.
"We've lost some guys that produce offense, and some of us have to step up and contribute. It seem...
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The move Wednesday means Nilstorp will back up Richard Bachman, who didn't allow a goal after replacing Lehtonen in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Los Angeles.
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From the Nashville Predators PR department:
“Nashville, Tenn. (April 11, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Joonas Rask (YOH-nuhs RASK) to Milwaukee (AHL). Rask recently completed his fifth season in the Finnish Elite League with Jokerit.
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The Dallas Stars have picked a very good time to match their longest winning streak of the season.
That run of success, however, still hasn't been enough to get them into a playoff spot.
Dallas hopes to move a step closer to that goal with its fifth straight victory Saturday night against the visiting San Jose Sharks.
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