3 Stars of the Night: April 29

It’s the most, wonderful time, of the yearrrrrrrr! Who doesn’t love playoff hockey right? This is what we wait all season for, this is why most of us became fans of the game, as the postseason captivates us year after year after year. My personal favorite part is the dying minutes of a one-goal game when everything is a scramble, bodies are diving everywhere, pucks are zipping...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

Experience over youth: Travis Moen got the call in series opener vs. Blues over scratched Nichushkin

Stars coach Lindy Ruff is choosing the playoff experience of left wing Travis Moen over the youth of Valeri Nichushkin for the moment.Ruff inserted Moen, 34, into the lineup for Game 6 against Minnesota, and Moen played well. So he repeated the strategy Friday in the first game of the second round against St. Louis.Moen played in his 79th career playoff game. He had two hits and...
Via SportsDay
13 hours ago

Faksa has goal and assist, Stars beat Blues 2-1 in Game 1

DALLAS (AP) Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victiry over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Like Antoine Roussel did on his second-period goal on which Faksa had an assist, Faksa started the rush that led to his...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stars players tweet out customized video games covers to help boost Jamie Benn's NHL 17 cover vote

In support of Jamie Benn's quest to become the new cover athlete for EA Sports' NHL 17 (vote by tweeting the hashtag #NHLBenn17), other Dallas Stars players have come out with their own personalized video game covers.Here's a look at the Dallas Stars' video game remakes: Jason Demers - Perfect Dark (Nintendo 64) Radek Faksa - Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64) Patrick Eaves - Resident...
Via SportsDay
16 hours ago

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues: preview and prediction

It may only be round two, but it is round three for coaches Lindy Ruff and Ken Hitchcock as this time it is a little bit of a role reversal. The first playoff meeting for the coaches saw Ken Hitchcock and the Dallas Stars hoist the Stanley Cup after defeating the Lindy Ruff coached Buffalo Sabres in 1999. Ruff would get his revenge in the first round of the 2006 playoffs when his...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Live updates: Kari Lehtonen in goal for Dallas in Game 1 of West semifinal vs. St. Louis

Game 1: Blues at StarsClick here to view a live box score.Click here if on mobile or tablet.
Via SportsDay
18 hours ago

Alexander Steen’s deep analysis of the Dallas Stars’ netminders

The Dallas Stars are a team with a decision to make when it comes to who starts in goal against the St. Louis Blues in the second round. After deploying both Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi throughout the 2015-16 regular season, the team has given Lehtonen the majority of the work in the playoffs (four out of six starts) with positive results (3-1 record). Still, Niemi has remained...
Via Frozen Notes
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stars’ Tyler Seguin likely sidelined for at least the first two games against Blues

The Dallas Stars lost Tyler Seguin in mid-March to an Achilles injury when the skate of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman sliced the right ankle of the Stars winger. The diagnosis was that Seguin had a 15 percent cut to his Achilles tendon, and the belief was he would be out of action for 3-4 weeks. Now, six weeks later, Seguin has played in just one game since the injury...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

5 Things That Will Happen in the Stars-Blues Series

I wish I could say Tyler Seguin’s return is one of my five bold predictions or that Stars’ defenseman John Klingberg will outperform the Blues’ impressive defense corps, but both are unknown at this point. Of course, Jamie Benn will show up and will find the net. Most likely Jason Spezza will too. Of course, special teams will be important. Unless otherwise noted, the stats...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Blues-Stars reunites (now) friendly foes

FRISCO, Texas -- The irony is not lost on Lindy Ruff as his Dallas Stars prepare for their second-round playoff series against Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues.These coaches have a much different relationship after two Olympic gold medals together with Team Canada."I learned a lot, learned actually at the end to like him," Ruff said, acknowledging the two had some philosophical...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

VitalsDallas: 50-23-9 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1St. Louis: 49-24-9 regular season, 4-3-0 in seven games played in Round 1Season SeriesSt. Louis won four in the five-game regular-season series, including two victories in overtime and one in the shootout.Playoff HistoryDallas and St. Louis last met in the second round of the playoffs in 2001. The Blues completed...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars still waiting for Tyler Seguin to get back on the ice

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Injured All-Star center Tyler Seguin is still not back on the ice for the Dallas Stars. Coach Lindy Ruff said Tuesday that Seguin is not expected to skate in the next few days. Dallas opens the second round of the playoffs against St. Louis at home Friday night. Seguin played only 15:40 in Game 2 of their first-round series victory over Minnesota. He had missed...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars: Survive and advance

It took a third period that lasted eight years for the Stars, but they are on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2008. Through two periods in St. Paul the Dallas Stars held what felt like an insurmountable 4-0 lead, then the Wild flipped a switch. Antoine Roussel took an offensive zone penalty and the Wild capitalized 3:48 into the third. Just...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars: Games 1-5 quick recap

It took until game 5 but the Dallas Stars top line defense made their 2016 playoff debut. The Dallas Stars had the opportunity to wrap up their first round series against the Minnesota Wild in game 5 at home on Friday. The Stars failed to do so falling to the Wild 5-4 in overtime and forcing a game 6 Sunday afternoon in St. Paul. The Stars had no trouble taking care of business in...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild finally score in 2-1 loss in Game 2 against Stars, down 2-0 in series

DALLAS, TX – APRIL 14: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save against the Minnesota Wild in the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 14, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) After Thursday night, I don’t know if I’ll be able to stomach...
Via State of Hockey News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild: Playoff Hopes are in the Hands of the Goalies

82 regular season games are in the books, and it's time for everyone's favorite part of the season: the playoffs. The Dallas Stars will take on the Minnesota Wild, in what is undoubtedly one of the strangest first round matchups in the Western Conference. Dallas finished the season first overall in the Western Conference, while Minnesota earned the second Wild Card spot after...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Stars vs. Wild

VitalsDallas: (50-23-9) 1st in Central DivisionMinnesota: (38-33-11) 5th in Central DivisionSeason SeriesDallas took four of the five games played against Minnesota this season, although three of them came in overtime.Looking at the is suggesting that the season series between the Stars and Wild isn’t the best way to gauge how they’ll match up in Round 1, given...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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