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Stars of Big D:
St. Louis Blues
Dallas 1 - Minnesota 0
It certainly wasn't very pretty, but the Dallas Stars have now won a season high six straight games. The difference in this game once again was the stellar performance of Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 25 of 25 shots en route to his second straight shutout and fourth of the season, tying a career high.
The game last night got off to a frustratingly slow start, which I firmly blame Minnesota for (man do they play boring hockey). In the first period, there were few shots and even fewer scoring chances. Nearly every shot from the Stars was from far away and was not screened so Matt Hackett had an easy time stopping them.
The game went back and forth with slow play for much of two periods before it looked like the Wild were beginning to get the upper hand. Near the end of the second period, Minnesota began to put pressure on the Stars and had numerous point blank chances on Kari Lehtonen. Lehtonen was more than up to the task though and he was the reason...
BEST OF MAXIM
It was almost a month ago when the season seemed dead and gone. I will be the first to admit that I did not think the Dallas Stars had much chance of reviving their 2011-12 and figuring out a way to challenge hard for the playoffs for the first time in four years. You'll have to forgive my pessimism, but at the time, two straight wins was a rarity and three straight? Nearly impossible...
Three weeks ago the Dallas Stars were the subject of trade rumors as they dealt with injuries. They were uncertain about the future and on the outside looking in when it came to the playoff picture.
Today they are the object of praise as they sit in first place in the Pacific Division. They were riding a five-game winning streak and a 10-game point surge heading into Tuesday'...
It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that the Dallas Stars are arguably the hottest team in the NHL right now. Playing their best hockey of the season, Dallas has been on a roll, dismantling nearly every team they have faced recently all the while eluding most media coverage.
If you haven't been paying attention to Dallas the past few weeks, here's a quick refresher...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jamie Benn's goal early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen's second consecutive shutout gave the Dallas Stars their sixth straight victory, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Benn scored for the third time in four games to give him 21 this season. He snagged a rink-wide pass from Brendan Morrow that glanced off Wild left wing Stephane...
Jamie Benn's goal early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen's second consecutive shutout gave the Dallas Stars their sixth straight victory, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Benn scored for the third time in four games to give him 21 this season. He snagged a rink-wide pass from Brendan Morrow that glanced off Wild left wing Stephane Veilleux's stick and...
Late in third period of the Dallas Stars-Winnipeg Jets tilt on Wednesday night at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, mayhem reigned after Stars pest Adam Burish tossed a Jets player’s glove (believed to be Winnipeg forward Tanner Glass) into the stands. Things were getting a bit chippy late in the third, when, shortly after Dallas [...]
Dallas Stars (38-26-5, 81 pts) @ Minnesota Wild (29-30-10, 68 pts)
7:00 PM CT, March 13, 2012
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
The red hot Dallas Stars look to continue their point streak tonight in a game against their northern rivals, the Minnesota Wild. After grueling games against some of the NHL's best, today's game against the Wild might be considered simple...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Andrew Ladd scored twice to help the Winnipeg Jets beat Dallas 5-2 Wednesday night, snapping the Stars' six-game winning streak.
Nik Antropov, Evander Kane and Eric Fehr also scored for the Jets, who moved six points behind Washington for the eighth and last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Loui Eriksson had both goals for Dallas. The Stars...
Last night's game was a tailor-made loss the Dallas Stars. They were playing the second half of back-to-back games (a chronic trouble spot this season), going up against a more rested opponent, traveling to a tough road building, and facing a Winnipeg Jets team that faced a must-win game while the Stars themselves had a slight cushion in their own playoff race.
PREVIEW 12:05 AM CDT
Winners of five in a row with a 10-game point streak (9-0-1), the pressure is the Pacific Division leading Dallas Stars (38-26-5) to keep on winning games in order to preserve the third seed in the Western Conference. Tonight, the Stars begin a tough stretch of three games in four nights with a road tilt against the Minnesota Wild (29-30-10). The game starts...
PREVIEW 8:00 AM CDT
Winners of six straight games and hoping to extend an 11-game point streak (10-0-1), the Pacific Division leading Dallas Stars (39-26-5) now skate into the teeth of the stretch drive as they head to Manitoba to take on the Winnipeg Jets (32-29-8). The game starts at 7:30 p.m. CDT and will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports Southwest.
This is the lone meeting...
There was something lost in all this Ilya Bryzgalov talk and that of course would be Kari Lehtonen. Sure Bryzgalov has a shutout streak that seems to keep going at around ten periods or so, Lehtonen quietly plays on a team that faces a ton of shots and high quality chances. Not all numbers are created equal as we know and right now it just seems that Dallas...