11:19 AM EST, Sun December 16, 2018
The Hockey Writers 4 hours ago

Avalanche Beat Stars – Landeskog & Rantanen Both Tally Two

DENVER — Gabriel Landeskog scored twice, including the winner with 3:20 remaining, Mikko Rantanen added two more on the power play and the Colorado Avalanche recovered after blowing a three-goal lead and beat the Dallas Stars 6-4 on Saturday night. Lan... The post Avalanche Beat Stars – Landeskog & Rantanen Both Tally Two appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
SportsDay 9 hours ago
Stars coaching staff negates two goals with successful goaltender interference challenges

Stars coaching staff negates two goals with successful goaltender interference challenges

DENVER -- Kelly Forbes has a pretty good save percentage. During the Stars' 6-4 loss to Colorado on Saturday night, the Stars video coach (along with head coach Jim Montgomery) helped negate two Avalanche goals with goaltender interference challenges. The correct challenges helped the Stars to the first intermission down 3-0 instead of 5-0.The first came on Colin Wilson's apparent goal at 8:30 of the first period, when he flung a shot on goal that clipped Anton Khudobin's stick and arched over his head into the net. But A.J. Greer pushed Stars defenseman Taylor Fedun into Khudobin, knocking...
Mile High Hockey 9 hours ago
Landeskog saves Avalanche from third period collapse in 6-4 win over Dallas Stars

Landeskog saves Avalanche from third period collapse in 6-4 win over Dallas Stars

The Avalanche scored 8 times in this 6-4 win. The Colorado Avalanche nearly gave it away at the end, but a clutch two-goal game from Gabriel Landeskog saved the Avs from a third period collapse against the Dallas Stars, and gave them a 6-4 win on Saturday night. Linemate Mikko Rantanen had himself a three-point night (2g, 1a), extending his 13-game point streak to 14. He now has 15 goals and 41 assists for 56 points in only 33 games. Special teams was a massive component of this game. The Stars gave their opponents seven power play opportunities in the game, and the Avs scored three of...
SportsDay 10 hours ago
As losing streak reaches four games with loss to Colorado, who are the Stars?

As losing streak reaches four games with loss to Colorado, who are the Stars?

DENVER -- Through the first 10 weeks of the season, including Saturday night's 6-4 loss to Colorado, the Stars have worn many faces, and with each approaching game or period or shift, which one appears is unknown. Each mask brings a different team on to the ice and each mask brings varied results on the scoreboard and the win column.Sometimes, there's the team that appeared during the first period Saturday night. It's the one without energy or offense or even solid goaltending. It's a group that nearly gets skated out of the building, and was fortunate to enter the first intermission facing a...
Defending Big D 11 hours ago
Stars Mount Comeback But Ultimately Fall in Denver

Stars Mount Comeback But Ultimately Fall in Denver

What a waste of a three-point night for Tyler Seguin. The end of a four-game road trip for the Dallas Stars found them in Denver tonight, taking on the Colorado Avalanche. This is the second of four games between the two teams and the last to be played on the road. Colorado had just returned home from a road trip of their own, where they lost against the St. Louis Blues in overtime just last night. Dallas doesn’t have the best record when playing in Colorado, but not many teams like the thin mountain air. The Avalanche are third in the Central Division as of this afternoon, but like the...
Defending Big D 15 hours ago
Gameday Thread: Stars @ Avalanche

Gameday Thread: Stars @ Avalanche

Stars in Denver tonight to hopefully salvage something out of this road trip. Gameday Thread: Dallas Stars @ Colorado Avalanche Puck Drop: 8 PM CST Location: Pepsi Center Watch: FSSW Radio: 1310 AM / 96.7 FM The Ticket Online: theticket.com / Fox Sports Go app
Last Word on Hockey 19 hours ago
Dallas Stars Miro Heiskanen Shining Bright

Dallas Stars Miro Heiskanen Shining Bright

Dallas Stars rookie defenseman Miro Heiskanen has been exceeding the expectations set for him this season. The 19-year-old Finnish blueliner was drafted third overall by the Dallas Stars at the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. In 32 games played, Heiskanen has tallied seven goals and ten assists for a total of 17 points. He has shown excellent sense and awareness as well as the ability to be able to play a 200-foot game. Miro Heiskanen Shining Bright for the Dallas Stars Ever since top Stars defenseman John Klingberg went down with an upper-body injury in early November, Stars head...
SportsDay 20 hours ago
Stars hoping newly-recalled Denis Gurianov can help cure road scoring woes

Stars hoping newly-recalled Denis Gurianov can help cure road scoring woes

DENVER -- The Stars are looking for offense on the road, and they're hoping an injection of Denis Gurianov can help.The club recalled Gurianov from AHL affiliate Texas on Friday afternoon, and he'll play Saturday night against the Avalanche. Gurianov is enjoying the best season of his career this season, with nine goals and 19 assists in 23 games with Texas. Earlier this season, Gurianov scored his first NHL goal when a puck deflected off him Nov. 10 against Nashville.In Colorado, Gurianov will be on the wing across Devin Shore with Martin Hanzal at center."Speed and the ability to score from...
Defending Big D 22 hours ago
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 22 hours ago
Why haven't the Dallas Stars' big guns produced points like other top lines in the NHL?

Why haven't the Dallas Stars' big guns produced points like other top lines in the NHL?

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a recent live chat. Here are some highlights: How long before our $10 Million Dollar Babies earn their fat salaries? Would you play our backup goalie more often?DeFranks: This is probably the biggest question surrounding the Stars: When will their best players be their best players? And not only the best players on their team, but some of the best in the league since they are being paid like the best in the league.Here is where Dallas' big guns rank league-wide in...
SportsDay Dec 15, 2018
American Airlines Center has 3rd-worst food-safety inspection reports of all North American sports venues

American Airlines Center has 3rd-worst food-safety inspection reports of all North American sports venues

The next time you go to a Mavericks or Stars game, you may want to have dinner beforehand. ESPN's Outside the Lines reviewed food-safety inspection reports for all North American sports venues and the American Airlines Center was rated as the third-worst, with a violation rate of 83.08 percent.The types of violations included temperature, poor condition of food, pests/bugs, equipment failure or problems, employee-related issues and other.Earlier this year, Sports Illustrated broke a story detailing a corrosive and harmful workplace environment at the Mavericks' headquarters. Former CEO...
Defending Big D Dec 15, 2018
The Dallas Stars Have to Figure out the Road

The Dallas Stars Have to Figure out the Road

The 2018-19 season is a tale of two teams — a team that is dominant at home and excruciating to watch on the road. If the Stars hope to make the playoffs, they need to find a way to be at least an average road team. If any readers were, like me, watching the game against the Anaheim Ducks on December 12, they may have noticed one of those moments that defied explanation. The Dallas Stars surrendered a 3-1 lead by allowing five unanswered goals, four of which came in the third period. Frankly, the team looked absolutely terrible in the third period. The game would have been even worse,...
Defending Big D Dec 15, 2018
Saturday Links: Spezza’s Resurgence

Saturday Links: Spezza’s Resurgence

The veteran is having a solid bounce back year under new head coach Jim Montgomery. Plus, the Stars face the Avalanche tonight, trade talk, and more. After a rough 2017-18 campaign, Jason Spezza has bounced back rather nicely under new head coach Jim Montgomery. The alternate captain has not only helped the Dallas Stars on the scoreboard, but has continued to make a strong impact in the locker room: According to Stars coach Jim Montgomery, Spezza is bringing “leadership and buy-in” to the Stars mix. Montgomery... also praised Spezza’s “creativity with the puck and his ability to...
Defending Big D Dec 14, 2018
Denis Gurianov Recalled from Texas, Should Play in Colorado Saturday as Stars’ Scoring Woes Fester

Denis Gurianov Recalled from Texas, Should Play in Colorado Saturday as Stars’ Scoring Woes Fester

The Stars’ offense is in a big rut this year. Let’s see if their top scoring prospect can break them out of it. With the Stars struggling to generate offense for too much of the season, and particularly on this three-game losing streak, Jim Nill has pulled the trigger on asking if the next wave of Dallas’s depth can give them more than many of their NHLers have given them so far. Denis Gurianov has been recalled to the NHL prior to Dallas’s final game of the road trip in Colorado on Saturday. He will play. Gurianov is on a scoring tear lately, and he’s put up 28 points in 23...
SportsDay Dec 14, 2018
After Julius Honka played his 'best game of the year,' more lineup decisions await Stars coaching staff

After Julius Honka played his 'best game of the year,' more lineup decisions await Stars coaching staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In his return to the Dallas lineup on Thursday night against the Sharks, Stars defenseman Julius Honka played what coach Jim Montgomery called his "best game of the year.""I thought he moved the puck," Montgomery said. "I thought he was jumping. He was more involved in the attack [than] all year."Honka picked up his fourth assist of the season when he hit the post on a shot, but set up Radek Faksa's second-period goal. He also had three shots on goal and played 19:20. Only once did Honka play more minutes this season.He was a healthy scratch the previous seven games, but...

Stars Player News

  • 2 Tyler Seguin

    Tyler Seguin

    Stars Mount Comeback But Ultimately Fall in Denver

  • 1 Jamie Benn

    Jamie Benn

    Another Meltdown or Redemption? Stars Return to Denver

  • 1 Miro Heiskanen

    Miro Heiskanen

    Dallas Stars Miro Heiskanen Shining Bright

  • 1 Anton Khudobin

    Anton Khudobin

    Stars coaching staff negates two goals with successful goaltender interference challenges

  • 1 John Klingberg

    John Klingberg

    Dallas Stars Miro Heiskanen Shining Bright

Stars Photos

Dallas Stars Topics