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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 straight to Benn for the tip-in with 16:14 remaining.
The Stars haven't needed that long to score lately. The Western Conference's hottest team is 10-0-1 in its past 11 games, with seven victories in regulation. The Stars have taken over the Pacific Division race and have a four-point lead with 12 games to play.
Lehtonen made 25 saves. He hasn't lost a road start in regulation since Feb. 14 at Detroit.
With Wild goalie Matt Hackett pulled for an extra skater, Kyle Brodziak had a prime chance to tie it in the final seconds when Devin Setoguchi's pass set him up in front of the net for a ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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'...
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...
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...
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...
Already on a roll, the Dallas Stars got a boost with the return of veteran winger Brenden Morrow.
After helping his team stay red-hot, Morrow will attempt to lead the Pacific Division leaders to a season-high sixth straight win as they visit the struggling and injury-plagued Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Morrow, sidelined for 18 games due to neck and shoulder stiffness, scored...
In their newest issue (as you can see above), The Hockey News released a list of the top 50 players in the NHL, as selected by the players themselves. "For our March 19 issue of The Hockey News, we polled five players from each NHL team for who they thought were the top five players in the league today. Players couldn't vote for teammates. After tabulating the votes, we...
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...