9:48 AM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
The Hockey Writers 4 hours ago

Hurricanes Beat Stars – Mrazek Gets 3rd Shutout

RALEIGH, N.C. — Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots in his third shutout of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes moved into a wild-card playoff spot with a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Justin Williams and Brock McGinn scored less than fo... The post Hurricanes Beat Stars – Mrazek Gets 3rd Shutout appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
SportsDay 9 hours ago
Stars forward Andrew Cogliano laments missed opportunities against Carolina: 'If they don't go in, they don't mean anything'

Stars forward Andrew Cogliano laments missed opportunities against Carolina: 'If they don't go in, they don't mean anything'

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Stars forward Andrew Cogliano could have put his stamp on the Stars' 3-0 loss to Carolina on Saturday night with a pair of golden chances in front of the Hurricanes net.Petr Mrazek had other plans. The Hurricanes goaltender made two huge saves on Cogliano, and 33 overall, to shut out the Stars and hand Dallas its fourth loss in the last five games."Those chances that we're seeing at times, they don't come that often at this time of the year," Cogliano said. "Count them all you want in terms of the opportunities, but if they don't go in, they don't mean anything. ... I had...
SportsDay 10 hours ago
Stars fail to overcome a pair of first-period goals in shutout loss to Carolina

Stars fail to overcome a pair of first-period goals in shutout loss to Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The walls of the Western Conference are narrowing, the gaps are tightening, the schedule thinning, and the Stars are -- for the first time in nearly a month -- flirting with the dividing line between securing a playoff berth and another missed postseason.The Stars finished their road trip with a 3-0 loss to Carolina on Saturday night, and have now lost four of their past five games after a promising five-game win streak. They’ve watched the Blues pass them in the Central Division. They’ve seen the void of the ninth-place spot in the West creep closer.And they haven’t...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Mrazek gets 3rd shutout, Hurricanes beat Stars 3-0

Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots in his third shutout of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes moved into a wild-card playoff spot with a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
Defending Big D 11 hours ago
Recap: Stars Shut Out By Hurricanes To Wrap Up A Frustrating Road Trip

Recap: Stars Shut Out By Hurricanes To Wrap Up A Frustrating Road Trip

The Victory Green Gang looked fast and dominant, expect on the scoreboard, again. The Dallas Stars limped to the end of an unproductive five-game road trip in Raleigh. Coming off a 6-0 shellacking by the best team in the league, they were facing arguably the hottest team in the league. What could go wrong? As it turns out, the usual. The Stars, notably bad at coming back from an early deficit, gave up two goals to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first half of the first period. After that, it was pretty much a slog to nowhere, even though it was sporadically fun to watch. In search of depth...
Defending Big D 14 hours ago
Gameday Thread: Stars @ Hurricanes (7PM CST)

Gameday Thread: Stars @ Hurricanes (7PM CST)

The Stars look to rebound tonight. Dallas Stars @ Carolina Hurricanes Location: PNC Arena (Raleigh, North Carolina)Puck Drop: 7 p.m. CSTTV: FSSW, FSCRRadio: 1310 am/ 96.7 The TicketOnline: Theticket.com/ Fox Sports Go App
SportsDay 16 hours ago
Stars forward Joel L'Esperance ready for NHL debut against Carolina: 'He's a hard player'

Stars forward Joel L'Esperance ready for NHL debut against Carolina: 'He's a hard player'

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Joel L'Esperance was about to go to sleep when Stars assistant general manager Scott White called him two days ago. It was his call to the NHL, an invitation to join the Stars in Raleigh the next day before making his NHL debut Saturday night against the Hurricanes."I packed and then crawled into bed, and definitely took a while to fall asleep [with] my mind running everywhere," L'Esperance said. "It's pretty exciting, though."L'Esperance, the AHL's leading scorer this season with 27 goals, will center the fourth line for Dallas on Saturday night, between Roope Hintz and...
SportsDay 17 hours ago
Why you shouldn't expect Stars GM Jim Nill to trade for a big fish based solely on his offseason pursuits

Why you shouldn't expect Stars GM Jim Nill to trade for a big fish based solely on his offseason pursuits

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat Friday. Here are some highlights:Q: Would you trade Val, Honka, and 2 firsts or more for Panarin/Stone/Duchene knowing they would sign come summer? We gotta put the puck in the net. We have solutions that are Jim Nill's for the taking. Why not do it?DeFranks: That seems very expensive. Including one first-round pick is generally tough for GMs to do, but two would be a big step that not many do. And if they do do that, it's with the idea that their team...
Canes Country 18 hours ago
Canes vs. Stars: Preview and Game Hub

Canes vs. Stars: Preview and Game Hub

The Hurricanes take on another Western Conference opponent tonight in the second game of a back-to-back on home ice. The Hurricanes look to keep it rolling tonight as they take on the Dallas Stars tonight in Raleigh, a night after Curtis McElhinney stole the show in a win over the Oilers. Game Notes Tonight’s game is the first of two matchups between these two teams in exactly one week. The Hurricanes will visit American Airlines Center next Saturday as the back end of a two-game road trip. The Hurricanes are 28-42-3 with six ties all-time against the Stars, but 8-6 at PNC Arena....
Defending Big D 20 hours ago
Stars Finish Roller Coaster Road Trip Tonight In North Carolina

Stars Finish Roller Coaster Road Trip Tonight In North Carolina

After being dealt a stinging loss from Tampa Bay on Thursday, Dallas looks to get back on track tonight in Raleigh. Valentine’s Day wasn’t all chocolates, red roses, and greeting cards for the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. With starting goaltender Ben Bishop out injured, Anton Khudobin and Landon Bow taking turns in net with little success, and losing top defenseman John Klingberg to injury during the game, Dallas took a 6-0 hard loss against Tampa Bay. In a road trip full of ups and downs, Thursday was a reality check for the team and fans alike. When going up against the best team...
SportsDay 23 hours ago
How the Dallas Stars' biggest concern and positive link them to a former Stanley Cup championship team

How the Dallas Stars' biggest concern and positive link them to a former Stanley Cup championship team

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat Friday. Here are some highlights:Q: With Bishop getting hurt, and the team going on a slide coinciding with his injury, it seems awful similar to what went down last season, just a month earlier... doesn't it?DeFranks: Some similarities are there, but let's also remember how good Anton Khudobin has been this season, save for Thursday night in Tampa and earlier this season in Pittsburgh.Q: Do you think Bishop's injury is more serious than the Stars are...
Defending Big D 23 hours ago
Saturday Links: The Joel L’Esperance Call-Up

Saturday Links: The Joel L’Esperance Call-Up

Can the AHL-leading “beast” bring his scoring game to the big club? Plus, examining the Talbot-Stolarz trade, keeping an eye on Michael Ferland, and more. The Dallas Stars are looking for more scoring – so they’re turning to the AHL’s current goal leader. Center Joel L’Esperance has racked up 27 tallies in 49 games and ranks second among rookies with 42 points total – an .857 PPG pace. But can the undrafted Michigan Tech product play his high-scoring game in his first call-up to the big league? Mark Stepneski takes a closer look: The 6-foot-2, 210-pound L’Esperance, who is...
Defending Big D Feb 16, 2019
Surveying The Ice: A Look At Moveable Players and Lineup Configurations Ahead of the Trade Deadline

Surveying The Ice: A Look At Moveable Players and Lineup Configurations Ahead of the Trade Deadline

Neither Valeri Nichushkin not Brett Ritchie seem to be solidifying their spot in the rotation. Perhaps it’s time to try something else. With the trade deadline just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the Dallas Stars lineup. Who could be viable as part of a trade package? Who needs more time to develop? Who needs a better look at the NHL level? Below are some thoughts on the potential trade pieces in the Stars’ lineup. However, if the Stars decide not to acquire another forward, they could instead ice a lineup of 11 forwards and seven defenders, with options that I’ve...
SportsDay Feb 15, 2019
Stars forward Joel L'Esperance earns first NHL call-up as Denis Gurianov is sent to AHL

Stars forward Joel L'Esperance earns first NHL call-up as Denis Gurianov is sent to AHL

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Stars swapped young forwards on their NHL roster, sending Denis Gurianov to AHL affiliate Texas before recalling Joel L'Esperance for the first time in his career. L'Esperance leads the AHL with 27 goals in 49 games this season.L'Esperance is in his first full season of professional hockey after spending four seasons in college at Michigan Tech. The 23-year-old center was an AHL All-Star who brings a physical game that pairs well with his 6-foot-2 and 201-pound frame. His 11 power play goals are tied for second in the AHL.He was an undrafted free agent whose addition was...
SportsDay Feb 15, 2019
There are 2 ways to look at the current state of the Dallas Stars after blowout loss at Lightning

There are 2 ways to look at the current state of the Dallas Stars after blowout loss at Lightning

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat Friday. Here are some highlights:Q: What do the Stars need to do to get back to the level of play they had in mid to late January?DeFranks: Jim Montgomery mentioned earlier this week that the Stars' puck pressure was really good. He also said the offensive side of the puck was more cohesive and the Stars have been working on filling lanes and defensemen skating with the puck and joining the play with confidence.Q: After the 6-0 thrashing the Lightning...

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