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Dallas Stars season capsule

DALLAS STARS LAST SEASON: 40-31-11, 91 points, 5th Central Division. Made Western Conference playoffs as wild card, lost first-round playoff series in six games to top-seeded Anaheim. COACH: Lindy Ruff, 2nd season with Stars, 40-31-11; 17th season overall in NHL, was 571-432-162 in Buffalo. ADDED: C Jason Spezza, RW Ales Hemsky; G Anders Lindback, RW Patrick Eaves. LOST: RW Alex...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuts, games will come quickly at Coyotes camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes will play their first preseason game on Monday; just three days after training camp started. Too soon? "No," defenseman Keith Yandle said emphatically. "More time just means more practice." The fringe players may not appreciate this approach, but the veterans and the coaches prefer to get right down to business, whether that means playing games or whittling...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Whitney at peace with idea of retirement

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Decision time is rapidly approaching for 42-year-old NHL veteran Ray Whitney. The unrestricted free agent has been skating a couple times a week with Coyotes players during informal gatherings at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, but no teams have called to discuss or offer a contract with four weeks remaining until the regular season begins. "I'm not going to be one...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Offseason Winners: The Dallas Stars

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports So far this NHL offseason has been most eventful, featuring blockbuster deals and important free agency signings that have either propelled teams closer to their goal of winning the Stanley Cup, or pushed teams further away given the losses they have experienced. Over the course of the next two weeks, I plan on exploring the biggest winners and losersâ€...
Via The Sideline
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five NHL Players that Embraced the No. 13 and Won

reactiongifs.com   As superstitions go, the only thing worse than stepping on a crack is coming across Friday the 13th on your calendar. While many people prefer to stay clear of the no. 13 all together, there are those that like to go the other way and embrace the unpopular figure. Over the years, 87 hockey players in the NHL have donned the number 13,  including 15 this pastÂ...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Responds To Coach’s Claim He Quit On A Play During Recent Loss

Alexander Ovechkin finally responded to his head coach Adam Oates’ recent remarks about how the Washington Capitals captain quit on Dustin Jeffrey’s goal during a 5-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Ovechkin told NHL.com’s Dan Rosen on Friday that he hasn’t discussed the matter with Oates, and that he thinks the entire team quit on that goal. "Of course I get the blame...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/25/14

Tomorrow is moving day! Check us out tomorrow afternoon to see if you notice any changes. The Top Line It took a bunch of French speaking Canadians to slow down the Boston Bruins. ESPN, NBC, CBC, NHL.com, The Local Take # 1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard New York Rangers 4, Phoenix 3 (OT) – The Coyotes have a tough late schedule, and now an injured goaltender to...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/25/14

Tomorrow is moving day! Check us out tomorrow afternoon to see if you notice any changes. The Top Line It took a bunch of French speaking Canadians to slow down the Boston Bruins. ESPN, NBC, CBC, NHL.com, The Local Take # 1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard New York Rangers 4, Phoenix 3 (OT) - The Coyotes have a tough late schedule, and now an injured goaltender...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars edge Jets for 2-1 victory

DALLAS (AP) Ray Whitney and Tyler Seguin scored power-play goals and the Dallas Stars held off the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Monday night.
Via FOXSports.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' late-season road schedule is cruel, unusual punishment

NEW YORK -- Cruelty wasn't intended, but logic didn't play a large enough role when the Coyotes schedule was announced this summer.  Somehow, the NHL saw fit to make the Coyotes play eight of their 16 Eastern Conference road games (half) in the final five-plus weeks (37 days) of the season, parsed out over three trips. Following a four-game trip to Washington, Tampa, Florida and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Mike Modano’s number retired by Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars retired Mike Modano’s No. 9 on Saturday night before beating the Minnesota Wild 4-3. Modano retired as the most productive American-born player in the history of the NHL in 2011. His 561 goals and 1,374 points are the most by any U.S. born player in the league. Modano was joined by his family and many former Stars teammates.  Also at the arena were several...
Via Sports-Glory
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lehtonen has 26 saves, Stars beat Coyotes 2-1

Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Saturday night. Lehtonen, a Finnish Olympian, received plenty of help from the Stars' defense and from goals by Ray Whitney and Russian Olympian Valeri Nichushkin. The victory moved Dallas into the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference for the first time this season as the teams...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes head into break with loss to Stars

DALLAS (AP) -- Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Saturday night. The victory moved Dallas into the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference for the first time this season as the teams head into the NHL's Olympic break. The Stars and Coyotes have identical 27-21-10 records for 64 points, but Dallas holds a tiebreaker...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Dallas Stars Trade Deadline Talk

The NHL trade deadline is going to be arriving soon, very soon. There’s a pseudo-deadline this Friday with all of the rosters going through the Olympic freeze. GMs can still talk to each other and plan deals but no players can be moved during the Olympic break. The official deadline is March 5, just one week after the end of the Olympics, so it’s past time to take a look...
Via Stars of Big D
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Could The Wizard return?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Fifty-five games into the season -- and nearly two seasons since Ray Whitney left in free agency -- the Coyotes are still searching for a left wing to replace him. So with Whitney in town to face the Coyotes on Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena, and with the Coyotes facing his Stars two times in the next three games, the speculation has begun that Phoenix might consider...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the Florida Panthers' top 5 forwards of all-time?

Offense never really ingrained itself in the Florida Panthers' DNA. Built on the foundation of teamwork, chemistry and defense in its early years, the Panthers have often relied on piecemeal offense with everyone chipping in. That system sticks to this day. Only six Panthers -- Pavel Bure, Olli Jokinen, Scott Mellanby, Ray Whitney, Nathan Horton and David Booth -- have scored 30...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 52 – Penguins @ Stars

Stars 3  Penguins 0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals None Goal Assessment First Goal Against (Gonchar) Olli Maatta is in the penalty box for holding. Sergei Gonchar skates behind his own net to pick up the puck as the Stars set up their powerplay breakout. Gonchar carries the puck to his blue line and passes it to the right side for Ray Whitney, who carries it along the...
Via The PensNation
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Game 52 Recap: Stars 3 - Penguins 0

Dallas 3 – Pittsburgh 0   1st Period: 15:02 - Sergei Gonchar (2) (Power Play) Assists: Ray Whitney (15), Kari Lehtonen (4) This was one of the best, cleanest periods of hockey the Stars have played this season. Kari didn’t have to do much, facing four shots and only one real chance on goal from the Pens. They only had 12 total attempts. Dallas...
Via Stars of Big D
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars power play clicks in shutout victory over Wild

Erik Cole and Ray Whitney scored power-play goals, and the Dallas Stars stopped a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves as Dallas (22-20-8) won for the second time in its last 11 games. It was his second shutout of the season and No. 24 for his career. Jordie Benn scored on a penalty shot, beating Darcy...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars cruise past Wild for 4-0 victory

DALLAS -- Erik Cole and Ray Whitney scored power-play goals, and the Dallas Stars stopped a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves as Dallas (22-20-8) won for the second time in its last 11 games. It was his second shutout of the season and No. 24 for his career. Jordie Benn scored on a penalty shot, beating...
Via Fox Sports North
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers-Stars Preview

The Edmonton Oilers might be at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, but they're faring a little better than the Dallas Stars. Still searching for their first win of 2014, the Stars hope to snap a six-game regulation losing streak while trying to avoid a third straight home defeat to the lowly Oilers on Tuesday night. Dallas (20-18-7) has failed to hold a lead in four...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks rally to beat Stars 3-2 in SO

Joe Thornton scored the lone shootout goal in the fifth round, and Alex Stalock stopped all five tries as the San Jose Sharks overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night. Joe Pavelski and Jason Demers scored in regulation for the Sharks, who had lost six of eight before rallying for this win. Stalock made 44 saves and got the win in his first career...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks-Stars Preview

The Vancouver Canucks are playing their best hockey of the season, even with a setback the last time they took the ice. They will look to keep the momentum going when they visit the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. The Canucks (20-10-6) saw their seven-game win streak come to an end Tuesday night, but they still managed to earn a point in a 3-2 shootout loss at Minnesota. Vancouver...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sceviour plays savior after scoring winner for Stars vs. Avalanche

Colton Sceviour scored a tiebreaking goal at 17:08 of the third period and the Dallas Stars edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Tuesday. A rebound of a Colorado shot bounced out to Rich Peverley, who put a pass on Sceviour's stick for a breakaway against Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who made 25 saves. Ray Whitney scored two goals for Dallas. Matt Duchene put in a rebound...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars suffer severe power outage

The Dallas Stars have all the ingredients needed to build a great power play.They have shooters and playmakers and puck-rushing defensemen. They have a bit of size, too, for what the coaches today call “net-front presence.”And yet the Stars are the NHL’s least-efficient team with the man advantage, converting at a meager 10.5 percent rate. So instead of bidding for a top seed...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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