How the Dallas Stars gambled on Mattias Janmark – and won

Before the season began, Mattias Janmark had a pretty heavy choice ahead of him. According to his contract, he could head back to Sweden if the Dallas Stars couldn’t find a roster spot for him. Sure, Janmark was familiar with AHL Texas from a brief visit the previous season, but the ball was in his court and it was either Frolunda or The Show. Luckily for Dallas, Janmark earned...
Via The Hockey News
42 minutes ago

Watch the Stars get away with too many men until Vladimir Tarasenko makes them pay

There aren’t many teams who look favorably upon picking up a too many men penalty. If there was ever a team that wished they had been whistled for throwing an extra skater over the boards, though, it would have been the Dallas Stars in the first period of Thursday’s Game 4 against the St. Louis Blues. Midway through the opening frame of Thursday’s game, the Stars made a disastrous...
Via The Hockey News
3 hours ago

3 Stars of the Night: May 5

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
3 hours ago

Goal Of The Night: Cody Eakin

If you were going to pick one player on the Dallas Stars that you know would come through in the clutch, not many people would have Cody Eakin on that list. You might want to add him now! It was just a couple minutes into the first overtime Thursday night when Eakin went high short side on Blues goalie Brian Elliot, giving Dallas the Game 4 victory and evening the series at one....
Via Beyond The Benches
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Patrick Sharp tweets out video of his daughter who can't wait to see her dad come home after Stars' OT win

Adorable alert -- the highest level of adorable alerts.Shortly after the Dallas Stars wrapped up their Game 4 overtime win in St. Louis, forward Patrick Sharp tweeted out this video of his daughter, Sadie.Can't see the tweet? Click here. 
Via SportsDay
12 hours ago

Stars Of The Evening: Dallas Edges Blues

Cody Eakin scored at 2:58 of overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night, bouncing back from a blowout loss two days earlier to tie the second-round series at two games apiece.
Via Sports On Earth
13 hours ago

Gosselin: Game 4 switch back to Kari Lehtonen proves Lindy Ruff deserves to be Jack Adams Award finalist

ST. LOUIS -- Lindy Ruff was named one of three finalists for the NHL coach of the Year award Thursday afternoon.Thursday night the Stars coach showed why.Ruff pushed the right buttons strategically and finally picked the right goalie, and Kari Lehtonen stood tall with 26 saves to provide the backbone of a 3-2 overtime victory over the St. Louis Blues that returned home ice advantage...
Via SportsDay
13 hours ago

Stars bounce back with Game 4 overtime win to even series

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cody Eakin scored at 2:58 of overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night, bouncing back from a blowout loss two days earlier to tie the second-round series at two games apiece. Patrick Sharp set up the winner and also scored for the Stars, coming off a 6-1 loss in Game 3. Rookie Radek Faksa had the other goal. Vladimir Tarasenko...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nichushkin, Ritchie's hard work rewarded with opportunity to play in Game 4 vs. Blues

It's been a tough season for both Brett Ritchie and Valeri Nichushkin, but both were rewarded Thursday with a game in the Stanley Cup playoffs.Ritchie was expected to make the NHL roster out of camp, but had wrist surgery in September and played most of the year in the AHL. Nichushkin tried to bounce back from hip surgery and saw a hiccup in his development. So just getting the trust...
Via SportsDay
14 hours ago

Trotz, Ruff, Gallant are Jack Adams Award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) Washington's Barry Trotz, Dallas' Lindy Ruff and Florida's Gerard Gallant are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL coach who has ''contributed the most to his team's success.'' Members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association voted at the end regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the...
Via Associated Press
17 hours 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
6 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...
Via Yardbarker
8 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...
10 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...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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