Dominant Blues expose all of Stars’ flaws in Game 3 rout

It was nice the Dallas Stars won Game 1 of their second-round series against the St. Louis Blues. They might not win another one. The Blues took a 2-1 series lead on Tuesday thanks to a dominant 6-1 victory over the Stars. The loss exposed all of the flaws and questions about the Stars that many had before the playoffs even started. Let’s start with the goaltending. It’s a mess...
Via The Hockey News
5 hours ago

Patrick Eaves could return for Game 4; Tyler Seguin a little farther behind

ST. LOUIS -- The Stars left Tyler Seguin and Patrick Eaves in Dallas with lower body injuries. Eaves suffered his in Game 1 of the Blues series when he was struck in the foot by a Stephen Johns shot. Seguin suffered his in Game 2 of the first round when he returned from missing 11 games with a partially cut Achilles tendon. He suffered a new injury that has not been identified.Both...
Via SportsDay
8 hours ago

Thousands of Stars fans had to watch a game they didn't care about instead of the start of Tuesday's Stars-Blues game

Stars fans had to wait all day and some of the night to get to watch Dallas take on St. Louis in Game 3 of their Western Conference Semifinal series. The game didn't face off until 8:30 -- the latest start time of the series.But that wait was only the beginning for a number of Stars fans who had to deal with frustrating cable issues.Thanks to a goal in the final minute of regulation...
Via SportsDay
8 hours ago

He said it: Curtis McKenzie talked with Dallas media on Monday; looks like he will make NHL playoff debut Tuesday

Stars forward Curtis McKenzie was called up from the AHL on Saturday and it looks like he's going to make his playoff debut Tuesday in Game 3 against St. Louis. He talked with the Dallas media Monday and here's what he had to say:On what practice today was like and what watching the game was like"Yeah, that's kind of what they told us, just to be ready. You never know what happens...
Via SportsDay
14 hours ago

Dallas Stars Game 2: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The atmosphere was electric at the American Airlines Center this past Sunday. The Dallas Stars were looking to take a 2-0 series lead against the St. Louis Blues. The Stars opened the scoring at 3:36 of the first period via an Alex Goligoski shot from the slot. However the Blues responded and built a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. The Stars answered by dominating the third...
Via The Hockey Writers
20 hours ago

3 Stars of the Night: May 2

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
21 hours ago

Stars still facing tough goaltending questions with no starter named for Game 3

Barring an unexpectedly strong run of play by either Kari Lehtonen or Antti Niemi, it was a virtual certainty that the Dallas Stars would at the very least use both goaltenders at some point during the playoffs. In Round One, it took three games for Lehtonen to relinquish the starting duties to Niemi, but Round Two might see Niemi slide into the starting job after only two games...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

11 Reasons Why the Dallas Stars Will Win the Cup

After Friday night’s 2-1 Dallas Stars victory over the Blues, they are now 11 wins away from hockey immortality. Therefore, I thought it would be fitting to review 11 different reasons why the Cup will come back to Dallas. Dallas Stars Reasons 1-4 1.) Depth, depth and more depth. While the Dallas Stars might lack a Drew Doughty or Duncan Keith type defenseman, they do have...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days 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...
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6 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
7 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...
8 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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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