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Defending Big D Apr 19, 2019
Friday Links: Stars Shutting Down Nashville’s Top Line

Friday Links: Stars Shutting Down Nashville’s Top Line

The Predators could use some offense, but it’s not going to come easily. Plus, P.K. Subban won’t face suspension for his hit on Jamie Benn, NHL playoff updates, and more. In a close series between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars, the difference might boil down to each team’s top scorers. Tyler Seguin and company are performing admirably for the Stars, but the Predators have yet to get much out of Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, and Viktor Arvidsson That’s in large part thanks to the Stars’ checking line consisting of Andrew Cogliano, Radek Faksa, and Blake Comeau. Head...
On the Forecheck Apr 17, 2019
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Preview: Once More Unto the Breach

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Preview: Once More Unto the Breach

Once more. Game 4 is tonight in Dallas. Dallas Stars A modified lineup for Dallas on Monday night featured Jason Spezza in the lineup for Mattias Janmark. The defense pairs were slightly shuffled, too. Jamie Oleksiak appeared on Dallas’s third defensive pair with Ben Lovejoy. The weapons for Dallas were effective on Monday. Alexander Radulov, Jamie Benn, and Tyler Seguin threatened from nearly every angle. Dallas has not taken advantage of their ample power play opportunities in the last two games. If they win the special teams game, Dallas has a chance to tie the series up before...
SportsDay Apr 16, 2019
Even in a loss, Stars captain Jamie Benn continued his impressive playoff production

Even in a loss, Stars captain Jamie Benn continued his impressive playoff production

Jamie Benn notched another playoff point with an assist on Monday night during the Stars' 3-2 loss in Game 3 vs. Nashville, digging out a puck behind the net and dishing to Tyler Seguin in front for the game-tying goal in the third period.The assist was Benn's second of the postseason (he also scored a goal in Game 2) and now gives him 23 points in 22 career playoff games."He's a playoff player," Seguin said. "He goes Beast Mode -- if you want to call it that, I see that always on Twitter -- in big games during the season, especially when the temperature gets high. You're playing playoff...
SportsDay Apr 16, 2019
Tyler Seguin: Stars have to 'take ownership' of struggling powerplay vs. Nashville

Tyler Seguin: Stars have to 'take ownership' of struggling powerplay vs. Nashville

The Stars' power play woes continued Monday night during a 3-2 loss in Game 3 to Nashville, going 0-for-4 and extending their goalless streak to 11 straight power plays.Dallas failed to capitalize on 89 seconds of a 5-on-3 in the second period, a key moment with the Stars trailing by a goal. The Stars finished the night with 11 shots on goal in 6:31 of power play time."We'd like our power play to bear down and get us one there," Tyler Seguin said. "That 5-on-3 for two full minutes, we've got to take ownership of that. A couple good saves, I think one post, but you'd like to bury one...
Defending Big D Apr 16, 2019
Why You Shouldn’t Blame Game 3’s Loss on Ben Bishop

Why You Shouldn’t Blame Game 3’s Loss on Ben Bishop

The Stars’ netminder had a rough game, but don’t blame him for the team’s loss in Game 3. Ben Bishop did not have a good time in net last night during Game 3 in Dallas. The Dallas Stars goaltender allowed two very questionable goals in the 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators. The second of the goals allowed was especially deflating, as it came only a few minutes after Tyler Seguin had tied the game up in the third period. That goal seemed to suck the life out of the Stars, who are now down 2-1 in the series. Many people are going to blame Bishop for this loss. It’s fair to wonder if...
SportsDay Apr 16, 2019
Stars come up short in Game 3, now trail in series vs. Predators

Stars come up short in Game 3, now trail in series vs. Predators

Stars captain Jamie Benn was asked before meeting Nashville on Monday night at the American Airlines Center what his team needed to do."Get some goals,'' Benn said.Maybe next time.Mikael Granlund scored on a long wrist shot with 8:19 remaining to give Nashville a 3-2 victory and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Granlund's goal came two minutes after Tyler Seguin had tied the game for the Stars.Goals are hard to come by in this series. The Predators lead 7-6 in cumulative scoring.The Stars were blanked again on the power play, failing on four tries. They are 0 for 10 on power-play...
SportsDay Apr 13, 2019
Game 2 notebook: Stars forward Mattias Janmark returns after injury scare; Nashville and Dallas combine for 20 icings

Game 2 notebook: Stars forward Mattias Janmark returns after injury scare; Nashville and Dallas combine for 20 icings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dallas and Nashville combined for 20 icings on Saturday night, with 13 by the Stars and seven by the Predators. Dallas iced the puck seven times alone in the third period, including four times in a 71-second span."We got to execute better on the icings," Montgomery said. "They pressured us really well, they were on top of us to force icings. But we got to win sprints and battles to walls and have plays underneath that support to the puck."-- The Stars used the same lineup in Game 2 as they did in Game 1, meaning Jason Dickinson was on the left wing of Tyler Seguin and...
SportsDay Apr 12, 2019
Does Stars' Alexander Radulov play better with Tyler Seguin or Jamie Benn?

Does Stars' Alexander Radulov play better with Tyler Seguin or Jamie Benn?

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Does Alexander Radulov play better with just Tyler Seguin or Jamie Benn? Most 'experts' say Mats Zuccarello will play better with Tyler Seguin.DeFranks: Radulov has primarily played with Seguin the past two years, and the Stars overall have performed well with Benn providing balance to a second line (big example is last night's game-winning goal). I personally really liked how Zuccarello played with...
SportsDay Apr 11, 2019
Stars notebook: How Dallas overcame inconsistent power play lines, Nashville's crowd noise during Game 1 win

Stars notebook: How Dallas overcame inconsistent power play lines, Nashville's crowd noise during Game 1 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Stars' power play was hot and cold on Wednesday night in their Game 1 win over Nashville. Dallas went 1-for-3 with the man-advantage but received vastly different results from both units. The second unit (Radek Faksa, Justin Dowling, Roope Hintz, Esa Lindell and Miro Heiskanen) drove play with aggressive entries and speed towards the net. The top unit (Alexander Radulov, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Mats Zuccarello and John Klingberg) was stagnant at times.Heiskanen scored his first of two goals on the power play, as his point shot deflected off Nashville defenseman...
Defending Big D Apr 11, 2019
The Kids Are Alright: Heiskanen Dazzles as Dallas Wins 3-2 in Nashville

The Kids Are Alright: Heiskanen Dazzles as Dallas Wins 3-2 in Nashville

Miro “The Hero” Heiskanen and Mats Zuccarello, along with a strong defense, led Dallas to a Game 1 victory over Nashville. After a long 82-game season, the Dallas Stars took on the Nashville Predators for Game One of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. In what has become a new rivalry over the past few seasons, the Stars and the Predators met for their first clash of the playoffs in Nashville tonight. With Ben Bishop in net, Mats Zuccarello healthy, and Tyler Seguin raring to go in his first Game One since his first season in Dallas, the Stars were on a mission to send a...
SportsDay Apr 10, 2019
Stars-Predators expected lineups for Game 1: Ben Bishop begins playoff run for Dallas

Stars-Predators expected lineups for Game 1: Ben Bishop begins playoff run for Dallas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Goaltender Ben Bishop will start for the Stars as they open their playoff run Wednesday night in Nashville.Bishop led the league in save percentage (.934) and goals against average (1.98) among goalies with at least 35 games played.Game 1 starts at 8:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on USA Network nationally and Fox Sports Southwest regionally. Here are the expected lineups.Dallas StarsJason Dickinson - Tyler Seguin - Alexander RadulovJamie Benn - Roope Hintz - Mats ZuccarelloAndrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake ComeauMattias Janmark - Justin Dowling - Tyler PitlickEsa...
SportsDay Apr 8, 2019
'The taste of it sticks with me': Stars center Tyler Seguin hungry for another Stanley Cup run

'The taste of it sticks with me': Stars center Tyler Seguin hungry for another Stanley Cup run

FRISCO -- Tyler Seguin has not missed a game since.In the three years since Seguin was largely a spectator during the Stars’ 2015-16 playoff run -- relegated to watching due to Achilles and calf injuries -- Seguin has been a constant in the lineup. The Stars played 246 games. So did Seguin.In acting as a model of durability and point-per-game production, Seguin has seen it all.He’s been the Stars’ best player and the one with the highest expectations. He’s been publicly criticized by his own management (both in Boston and Dallas). He responded this year with the second-highest point...
On the Forecheck Apr 8, 2019
Predators vs. Stars Preview: Stars Forwards

Predators vs. Stars Preview: Stars Forwards

We take a look at the Stars’ forward corps here. There’s some familiar names in the lineup at forward for Dallas. We’ve seen Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin leading the charge for the Stars for a few years. They have some newcomers acquired from trades, as well as some youngsters from the AHL eager to make a name for themselves. In the regular season matchup against Nashville, the Stars were led in scoring by Seguin. Radek Faksa notched 4 assists against Nashville. Head coach Jim Montgomery has deployed the same top line for Dallas for most of the season. The other three lines see a...

Stars beat Wild for top wild-card spot in Western Conference

Tyler Seguin broke open a scoreless game with two third-period goals, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 to take the Western Conference's top wild-card spot Saturday night.
SportsDay Apr 6, 2019
Stars' first-round playoff opponent set after shutting out Wild in regular-season finale

Stars' first-round playoff opponent set after shutting out Wild in regular-season finale

On to Nashville.The Stars set up a first-round matchup with the Predators by beating the Wild 3-0 on Saturday night, coupled with Nashville’s victory over Chicago that lifted it to the Central Division crown. Dallas secured the first wild card spot in the Western Conference with the win over Minnesota.Tyler Seguin scored two goals in the third period, and Ben Bishop posted his career-high seventh shutout of the season by making 22 saves. Tyler Pitlick added an insurance goal with his eighth of the season. Seguin finished the regular season with 33 goals to lead the Stars.Seguin broke a 0-0...

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    Mattias Janmark

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    John Klingberg

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    Valeri Nichushkin

    Stars forward Mattias Janmark returns to practice, could play in Game 5

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    Brett Ritchie

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    Friday Links: Stars Shutting Down Nashville’s Top Line

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    Friday Links: Stars Shutting Down Nashville’s Top Line