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Defending Big D Dec 15, 2018
Another Meltdown or Redemption? Stars Return to Denver

Another Meltdown or Redemption? Stars Return to Denver

Third period woes loom large as the Stars finish off a brutal month of road games. I’ve always been a glass half-full guy, so I’m choosing to believe that when the Dallas Stars played the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center two days after Thanksgiving, they played one of their best third periods of the year. Maybe that’s three-quarters full, because when Jamie Benn scored at 15:03 for the Stars to take the lead, that’s how I’d like to remember the game. Great comeback against a #MDK rival, on the second game of a back-to-back. That last few minutes, well... So, three weeks to...
SportsDay Dec 14, 2018
Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen uses 'unreal' shot to score seventh goal of his rookie season

Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen uses 'unreal' shot to score seventh goal of his rookie season

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Miro Heiskanen was not supposed to be known for his offensive game, at least not immediately. As a rookie this season, the Stars defenseman was supposed to provide flashy speed, an elite stick and subtle details on defense. The offense would come in time.It's already arrived.Heiskanen scored his seventh goal of the season on Thursday night during the Stars' 3-2 loss in San Jose. He received a pass from Jamie Benn in the slot, and whipped a shot past Martin Jones during the third period to pot his third goal in his last four games. It was another example of Heiskanen's...
Defending Big D Dec 12, 2018
Myth Mode: Offensive Inconsistency, Team Success, and Jamie Benn

Myth Mode: Offensive Inconsistency, Team Success, and Jamie Benn

We’ve all read the stories. Jamie Benn goes cold every season, like clockwork. Fans lament as the 0-fer games pile up, but should they? More to the point, is Jamie Benn streaky, relative to his peers across the league? This article began to rattle around in my brain around Thanksgiving. The week before, specifically, after the Dallas Stars suffered back-to-back losses to the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Jamie Benn skated off the ice that night in Pittsburgh without a goal. It was the Dallas captain’s seventh consecutive goose-egg. His seasonal slump, my turkey-enhanced gut...
SportsDay Dec 11, 2018
Stars overhaul power play to create two balanced units: 'I'd like to create inner competition'

Stars overhaul power play to create two balanced units: 'I'd like to create inner competition'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Stars are tinkering with their power play again, this time spreading their star power more evenly to create two balanced units instead of a top-heavy No. 1 unit.During practice in Anaheim on Tuesday afternoon, the Stars unveiled these units:Radek Faksa in front of the net, with Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov in the circles, Devin Shore in the middle and Gavin Bayreuther at the point.Martin Hanzal in front of the net, with Esa Lindell and Jason Spezza in the circles, Jamie Benn in the middle and Miro Heiskanen at the point."I think also with the way the power play...
SportsDay Dec 7, 2018
Are Stars veterans fighting Jim Montgomery's system?

Are Stars veterans fighting Jim Montgomery's system?

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:Are the veteran Stars fighting Montgomery's system? The young guns seem to know how to play it.Matthew DeFranks: No, I don't think so. I think early on, there were some adjustments to be made systems-wise. Around Thanksgiving, in speaking to Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza, they said there was a lot more skating for the forwards, which is to be expected with the added puck pressure that Jim Montgomery...
SportsDay Dec 5, 2018
Q&A: Stars assistant coach Todd Nelson on a resurgent power play, feeling pressure and Tyler Seguin's celebration

Q&A: Stars assistant coach Todd Nelson on a resurgent power play, feeling pressure and Tyler Seguin's celebration

FRISCO -- For the first five games of the Stars season, assistant coach Todd Nelson was flying high. He coaches Dallas' power play, and his unit came out of the chute firing, scoring seven times in the opening five games, plugging away at a 46.7 percent clip.With top-end talent like Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov, plus an elite player like John Klingberg distributing the puck at the point, the Stars power play looked every bit as top-end as the numbers showed. But staggered injuries to Radulov and Klingberg ruined the momentum, and the unit slumped into a drought.Across the...
Sportsnet.ca Dec 3, 2018
Benn’s 5th goal in 6 games helps Stars beat Oilers

Benn’s 5th goal in 6 games helps Stars beat Oilers

Jamie Benn scored his fifth goal in six games, helping the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Monday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Defending Big D Dec 3, 2018
Monday Links: Benn is Back

Monday Links: Benn is Back

After facing questions about his recent level of play, the Stars’ captain has truly stepped up his game. Plus, practice notes, William Nylander finally signs, and more. Like with most hockey teams, when the Dallas Stars struggle, their captain tends to take a large share of the blame. After cooling off from a red hot start to the season, Jamie Benn has been criticized fairly often, most notably during a stretch where he and teammate Tyler Seguin were on a long goalless streak. But recently? Benn has been putting any concerns about a potential “decline” to rest: “When Jamie Benn...
Defending Big D Dec 2, 2018
Afterwords: Redemption Road Trip Ends with B.C. Comeback

Afterwords: Redemption Road Trip Ends with B.C. Comeback

4-3-1 is a perfectly adequate way to finish a seven-in-eight stretch of road games Things aren’t rosy by any stretch, but you’ll always take a playoff spot at this point in the season. *** Jamie Benn has been the driving force behind the Stars’ last three goals. While that’s a bit of an unfortunate indictment of the Stars’ scoring as a whole, it’s at least a sign that the captain is leading them through the dark days of autumn. The fresh fall of rest arrives this weekend, when the Stars finally get to go home and stay there for more than a night. That they can do so on a bit of...
The Hockey Writers Dec 1, 2018

Stars Rally to Edge Canucks

VANCOUVER — Alex Radulov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as the Dallas Stars edged the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 at Rogers Arena on Saturday. Jamie Benn also scored midway through the third for the Stars (14-10-3), who are fifth... The post Stars Rally to Edge Canucks appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
SportsDay Dec 1, 2018
Jamie Benn is back, and his resurgence has given the Dallas Stars the look of a playoff team

Jamie Benn is back, and his resurgence has given the Dallas Stars the look of a playoff team

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Five weeks before the Stars' 2-1 win over the Canucks on Saturday afternoon, inside the visiting dressing room in Detroit, after an embarrassing loss to the then-last place Red Wings, Stars captain Jamie Benn sat in his stall and stewed. The goals weren't coming. Neither were the road wins.So Benn looked internally for answers. He said everything in his personal game could get better. He said he needed to work harder to get there. He labeled his play as "pretty bad, just as simple as that."That Jamie Benn hasn't been present recently.With the game-tying goal,...
SportsDay Nov 29, 2018
Stars 'didn't have any concern' that game-winner in Calgary would be overturned due to goalie interference

Stars 'didn't have any concern' that game-winner in Calgary would be overturned due to goalie interference

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Stars celebrated. Then they waited.Tyler Seguin scored the game-winning goal during Wednesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Flames, but had to wait for officials to review the goal for goaltender interference. As Jamie Benn collected a loose puck to the side of the crease, he bumped Flames goaltender David Rittich. Benn fed Seguin in the slot, who beat a squared-up Rittich to his glove side.The review was brief and confirmed the call on the ice: no goaltender interference, good goal."The goalie got square," Seguin said, "so I didn't think there was any goalie...
SportsDay Nov 29, 2018
Stars remove monkey from their back by scoring power play goal against the Flames

Stars remove monkey from their back by scoring power play goal against the Flames

CALGARY, Alberta -- After Tyler Seguin assisted on Jamie Benn's second-period power play goal, he retreated to the Stars bench, where he had some business to tend to.Seguin reached behind the bench to Todd Nelson -- the Stars assistant coach who runs the power play -- and grabbed an imaginary animal off his back and threw it into the crowd. With Benn's goal and Seguin's assist, the monkey was off Nelson's back.The Stars power play entered Wednesday's 4-3 overtime victory in Calgary in a massive slump, scoring on just 9.26 percent of chances across their last 20 games. They'd cashed in on just...
Defending Big D Nov 29, 2018
Stars’ Scoring Comes to Life in 4-3 Overtime Win Against Flames

Stars’ Scoring Comes to Life in 4-3 Overtime Win Against Flames

Dallas finally scored on the power play as their star players (and Gavin Bayreuther) helped them edge out Calgary. Once again, the Dallas Stars went to overtime in Alberta. Only this time, the Stars managed to pull out a W over the Calgary Flames, thanks to a quick Tyler Seguin goal that was only possible due to a tremendous diving play by Jamie Benn to keep the puck in Dallas’ hands. Perhaps it was a thank you present from Benn, who broke the Stars’ power play drought earlier in the evening off of a nice saucer pass from Seguin. Earlier today, Robert talked about how Benn and the...
Sportsnet.ca Nov 28, 2018
Stars’ Jamie Benn taps in beautiful saucer pass from Tyler Seguin

Stars’ Jamie Benn taps in beautiful saucer pass from Tyler Seguin

Jamie Been was the beneficiary of a pretty pass from Tyler Seguin on the power play to put Dallas up against Calgary. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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