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Nichushkin earns helper in playoff debut | 04/17/2014 12:12 PM
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Valeri Nichushkin earned an assist in his first NHL playoff game Wednesday night.
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He helped set up Tyler Seguin's goal in the third period and finished with four shots in 15:49 of ice time. Nichushkin had 14 goals and 34 points in 79 games during the regular season.
Stars' Jamie Benn scores in playoff debut | 04/17/2014 12:06 PM
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Jamie Benn scored in his playoff debut Wednesday night.
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He got Dallas on the board in the second period, on the power play, after the Ducks jumped out to a 4-0 lead in Game 1. Benn finished the contest with five shots on goal.
Tyler Seguin scores as Dallas comes up short | 04/17/2014 12:03 PM
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Tyler Seguin made Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to Anaheim interesting when he scored at the 13:53 mark of the third period.
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However, the Stars couldn't complete the comeback after falling behind 3-0 after the first period. Dallas scored three unanswered goals after the Ducks stormed out to a 4-0 lead. "The way we finished was how we wanted to play the full game," said Seguin. "I definitely liked our attitude out there." They'll look for a better start in Game 2 on Friday night.
Lehtonen and Stars lose | 04/17/2014 3:26 AM
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Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 35 shots in Dallas' 4-3 loss to Anaheim Wednesday evening at Honda Center.
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It wasn't a good start for Lehtonen as he allowed three goals in the first period. After the first period he played much better, but it was too late. Despite his shaky performance he should be the starting goalie on Friday, when the Stars and the Ducks will face again.
Sceviour scores in loss | 04/17/2014 3:21 AM
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Colton Sceviour scored a goal and added an assist for the Stars in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Anaheim in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
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It was a nice way to start the playoffs for Sceviour, but the Stars failed to win. He finished the regular season with 12 points in 28 games so two points in his first playoff game ever was a great start for him. Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars.
Dallas will get back Ray Whitney for Game 1 | 04/16/2014 5:08 PM
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Ray Whitney (lower body) will play in Dallas' postseason opener on Wednesday.
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Whitney missed the Stars' last six regular season contests. Look for him to play alongside Shawn Horcoff and Alex Chiasson on the team's fourth line.
Brenden Dillon (lower body) is out Wednesday | 04/16/2014 5:06 PM
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Brenden Dillon (lower body) isn't ready to return to the Stars' lineup.
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"He's just not able to skate," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's not comfortable enough to skate." Dillon will miss Game 1 of Dallas' series against Anaheim on Wednesday and is day-to-day beyond that.
Dallas' Cody Eakin 'loves playoff hockey' | 04/16/2014 9:30 AM
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Cody Eakin is excited to make his NHL playoff debut on Wednesday night.
Dallas Morning News

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"I love playoff hockey," he said. "I really do think it brings out the best in you and makes you a better player. It's just an exciting time." His experience with postseason play is in the AHL and WHL, but the intensity remains in the same in the NHL. Eakin had 16 goals and 35 points for the Stars in 81 games this year.
Antoine Roussel intends to stay in check | 04/16/2014 9:26 AM
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Antoine Roussel understands that he can't go too wild in the NHL playoffs.
Dallas Morning News

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"I played for Chicago in the AHL, and I took two penalties right off the bat and then I was scratched the rest of the way," he said of his brief postseason experience. You can't do that in the playoffs." Roussel finished third in the league with 209 penalty minutes during the regular season. He'll make his NHL playoff debut on Wednesday against Anaheim.
Dillon (lower body) is a game-time decision | 04/15/2014 5:46 PM
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Brenden Dillon (lower body) is being called a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest.
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Dillon missed Tuesday's practice, so it would be a bit surprising if he did end up playing. He had 17 points and 86 penalty minutes in 80 games this season.
Brenden Dillon is questionable Wednesday | 04/15/2014 4:45 PM
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Brenden Dillon (lower body) missed Tuesday's practice.
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Dillon didn't participate in Sunday's game, but the original plan was to have him skate on Tuesday in preparation for him playing in Game 1 on Wednesday. At this point, we wouldn't be surprised if he misses the Stars' playoff opener against Anaheim.
Chris Mueller to stay with Stars in playoffs | 04/15/2014 10:25 AM
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The Dallas Stars on Saturday recalled right winger Chris Mueller from the AHL, and the versatile forward is expected to stay with the NHL team for the playoffs.
Dallas Morning News

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If Ray Whitney (lower body) is healthy for Game 1, Mueller gives the Stars two extra forwards. Mueller has been recalled and sent down various times in the last month but said the travel schedule hasn't bothered him. "The travel has all been in the south, the flights have been easy," he said. "I wouldn't complain about the travel anyway, but it hasn't been as hard as you would think."
G Kari Lehtonen looking to carry Dallas Stars | 04/15/2014 10:21 AM
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Goalie Kari Lehtonen is determined to push the Dallas Stars forward in the playoffs and is comfortable he can do so his way.
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"I'm excited for this opportunity," Lehtonen 30, said of starting the playoffs Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks. "We've been working for this, and now we want to get in there and see what we can do. It's a great time." Lehtonen added: "I have worked all year for this moment, and I think I'm ready." Lehtonen overcame a concussion and a groin strain to play in a league-high 65 games this season. He last was in the postseason in 2007 as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers. Just 23 at the time, he had helped the Thrashers make the playoffs for the first time by forging a 34-24-9 record.
Tim Thomas thankful for his time in Dallas | 04/14/2014 1:12 PM
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Tim Thomas may have played his last game with the Stars on Sunday, but he has enjoyed his experience in Dallas.
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"I've had the opportunity to experience a different role than I've had in the past, but it's been a good thing," Thomas said. "I've helped support Kari and helped support the team. It's given me the opportunity to get outside of myself, and I've enjoyed that." He will turn 40 years of age on Tuesday and can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
Brenden Dillon should play in playoff opener | 04/14/2014 1:05 PM
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Brenden Dillon (lower body) didn't play Sunday, but he's expected to be available for Game 1 against Anaheim on Wednesday.
Dallas Morning News

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He's projected to return to practice on Tuesday. Dillon has 17 points and 86 penalty minutes in 80 games this season. His physical style should come in handy against the Ducks in the playoffs.
| 04/14/2014 1:54 AM
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Aaron Rome returned to action on Sunday April 13.
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Stars' G Tim Thomas takes loss in Phoenix | 04/14/2014 12:06 AM
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Goalie Tim Thomas made 29 stops for Dallas in a 2-1 loss to the Coyotes in Phoenix Sunday night.
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While the Coyotes didn't qualify for the post-season, Dallas will begin their opening playoff round on Wednesday in Anaheim. Dallas played Sunday without many of its top players including captain Jamie Benn, defensemen Trevor Daley and Brendan Dillon, goaltender Kari Lehtonen and forward Ray Whitney. Thomas, picked up by Dallas earlier this season from the Florida Panthers, ends the regular season with a win-loss record of 18-23-4, a GAA of 2.90 and a save percentage of .907.
Colton Sceviour nets Stars' only goal in loss | 04/13/2014 11:52 PM
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Colton Sceviour scored early in the first period to give Dallas a 1-0 lead in Phoenix Sunday night but it turned out to be the Stars' only goal in a 2-1 victory for the Coyotes.
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The goal was Sceviour's eighth of the season. While Phoenix did not qualify for the playoffs, the Stars did. They will open their first round in Anaheim Wednesday.
Kari Lehtonen, Trevor Daley also rest Sunday | 04/13/2014 4:50 PM
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Along with Jamie Benn, Kari Lehtonen and Trevor Daley also get Sunday off for the Dallas Stars against the Phoenix Coyotes.
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The Stars probably hope that Tim Thomas won't make too many more appearances, as that would mean that Lehtonen either struggles or gets hurt. Thomas could be an excellent day-of pickup, even against what could very well be a bitter Coyotes team.
Stars make Jamie Benn a healthy scratch | 04/13/2014 4:46 PM
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With their playoff spot already locked up, the Dallas Stars made various players healthy scratches, including top winger Jamie Benn.
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The Stars are facing the Phoenix Coyotes in a contest many expected would decide a postseason spot, but instead they get a chance to catch a break. It obviously hurts fantasy owners on what could be their own playoff-deciding days, especially since Benn is on a five-game point streak (four goals and four assists).
Jamie Benn gets ready for first playoff run | 04/13/2014 10:23 AM
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Jamie Benn will be going to the playoffs for the first time in his career.
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"It means a lot - every kid dreams of playing in the playoffs and trying to win the Stanley Cup," Jamie Benn said. "I believe we have a great group this year that can do some damage." Benn certainly did his part to push Dallas over the top in 2013-14 by scoring 34 goals and 79 points in 81 games. He might be a healthy scratch on Sunday to give him a breather before the postseason.
Dallas Stars promote Chris Mueller | 04/13/2014 10:21 AM
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The Dallas Stars have called up Chris Mueller.
Dallas Morning News

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Dallas has secured its playoff spot and would like to rest some key players on Sunday. With that in mind, Mueller is expected to draw into the lineup. He has no points in eight games with Dallas in 2013-14.
Look for Tim Thomas to start for Stars Sunday | 04/13/2014 10:18 AM
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Tim Thomas is expected to play between the pipes on Sunday.
Dallas Morning News

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Dallas has secured its postseason spot, so Kari Lehtonen will likely get a breather before the playoffs start. Thomas has a 2.90 GAA and .907 save percentage in 47 games with Dallas and Florida this season.
Dillon leaves Friday's game with LBI | 04/12/2014 1:12 PM
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Brenden Dillon left Friday night's 3-0 win over St. Louis with an undisclosed lower-body injury.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram

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That's all we know at the moment so consider Dillon day-to-day for now. With Sunday's game against Phoenix being meaningless, we doubt Dillon will suit up especially with Aaron Rome and Kevin Connauton available to play.
Jamie Benn could sit out Sunday v Phoenix | 04/12/2014 1:08 PM
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As Dallas has clinched a playoff berth, don't be surprised if Jamie Benn sits out Sunday's regular season finale against Phoenix.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram

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The Stars are likely to give Benn and Tyler Seguin the game off to rest for the playoffs. Chris Mueller was called up from Texas of the AHL and seems posied to play in place of one of Dallas star players.
Seguin likely to sit out Sunday v Yotes | 04/12/2014 1:05 PM
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With the Stars clinching a playoff spot Friday night, there is a very good chance Tyler Seguin will sit out Sunday's regular season finale against Phoenix.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram

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The Stars have called up Chris Mueller from Texas of the AHL and it looks as if he will play in place of Seguin and/or Jamie Benn. Check back with us closer to game time Sunday for updates on Dallas' scratches.
Kari Lehtonen shuts out Blues, DAL clinches | 04/11/2014 11:52 PM
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Kari Lehtonen helped the Stars clinch their first playoff berth since 2008 by shutting out the once mighty St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Friday night.
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Lehtonen made 22 saves in the victory, which locked up the final playoff spot in the West and pits the Stars against the top seed in the conference come playoff time. Lehtonen has won three of his past four starts, and has compiled a 33-20-10 record this season with a .919 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average.
Trevor Daley scores, adds assist in win | 04/11/2014 11:39 PM
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Trevor Daley, the only Dallas Star to have played in the team's last playoff appearance in 2008, helped the Stars punch their ticket to the post-season with a goal and an assist in Dallas' 3-0 win over St. Louis on Friday night.
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Daley scored the game winner in the second period, and notched his 25th point of the season with an assist later in the frame to give the Stars some insurance. Daley is the longest serving Star, playing for the green and white for the past 10 seasons.
Kari Lehtonen is expected to start Friday | 04/11/2014 4:48 PM
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Kari Lehtonen will start for Dallas on Friday.
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Lehtonen got Wednesday's game off. He has a 2.45 GAA and .918 save percentage in 64 contests this season.
Ray Whitney (lower body) is out Friday | 04/11/2014 1:46 PM
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Ray Whitney (lower body) won't be available for Friday's game.
Dallas Morning News

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It sounds like Whitney is close to returning though. He might play on Sunday if the Stars need to win that game to make the playoffs. If not, he will probably continue to rest until the postseason.
Trevor Daley scores lone goal in loss to CBJ | 04/10/2014 12:07 AM
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Trevor Daley scored a goal for the Stars in a 3-1 loss to Dallas on Wednesday night.
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The tally was the eighth of the campaign for the veteran defenseman and the fourth over the past month, which qualifies as a hot streak for the conservative rearguard. Usual suspects Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin picked up assists on the power play goal.
Tim Thomas and Stars beaten by Columbus | 04/10/2014 12:04 AM
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Tim Thomas was solid for the Stars, but was saddled with a loss in Wednesday's 3-1 defeat at the hands of Columbus.
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The game began with the Stars already trailing 1-0 since this was the continuation of the contest that was halted due to the cardiac event suffered by Rich Peverley earlier in the season. Thomas turned away 23 of the 25 shots he faced on the night, but saw his record fall to 18-23-4. His GAA is 2.90 while his save percentage is .907.
Ray Whitney isn't expected to play Wednesday | 04/09/2014 4:15 PM
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Ray Whitney (lower body) will not return on Wednesday.
Dallas Morning News

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It will be the fourth straight game that Whitney's missed. He has nine goals and 32 points in 69 contests this season.
Alex Goligoski scores in Tuesday's win | 04/09/2014 9:37 AM
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Alex Goligoski tallied his sixth goal in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over Nashville.
Dallas Morning News

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He opened the scoring early into the first period to give him a modest three-game point streak. Goligoski has eight points, including seven assists, in his past seven contests. He has 41 points on the year.
Kari Lehtonen earns 32nd win of the year | 04/09/2014 1:54 AM
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Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves and lifted the Stars to a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville on Tuesday night to help their bid for a playoff spot.
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Lehtonen has allowed three goals or less in each of his past 10 games. The Finn improves to 32-20-10 this season with a .918 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average. Lehtonen has the Stars currently in the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. He has two games of playoff experience, both losses, with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2007.
Jamie Benn helps Dallas dust off Nashville | 04/09/2014 1:40 AM
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Jamie Benn notched his 34th goal of the season in the Stars' 3-2 shootout victory over Nashville on Tuesday night.
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Benn is riding a three game point streak, with five points over that span. He has 76 points in 79 games as the Stars hold a two-point lead on Phoenix with three games to go in the chase for the final playoff spot.
Dallas should start Kari Lehtonen on Tuesday | 04/08/2014 1:37 PM
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Kari Lehtonen is expected to get the nod against Nashville on Tuesday.
Mike Heika on Twitter

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This is a big game for Dallas after they lost to Florida on Sunday. The Stars have just a point lead on the Phoenix Coyotes in the fight for the final Wild Card spot.
Stars' PP struggles during road trip | 04/07/2014 12:31 PM
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Dallas has been struggling mightily with the man advantage.
Dallas Morning News

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The Stars concluded their five-game road trip 1-for-22 on the power play after they got one on six opportunities during Sunday's loss to Florida. "I think after we changed and we put Jamie [Benn] around the front and put two D out there, we spent most of the time in their zone," coach Lindy Ruff said. "We had a lot of good luck, couple of redirections. It looked like a power play again." Dallas owns the 25th ranked power play in the league at 15.5 percent.
Jamie Benn nets goal No. 33 on Sunday | 04/07/2014 12:17 PM
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Jamie Benn potted his 33rd goal of 2013-14 in Sunday's loss to Florida.
Dallas Morning News

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He opened the scoring in the contest, but the Stars blew a 2-0 lead in a 3-2 loss to the Panthers. Benn sits in a 10th-place tie in the NHL scoring race with 75 points in 78 games.
Antoine Roussel OK after hit to his head | 04/07/2014 12:03 PM
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Antoine Roussel played Sunday after he experienced concussion-like symptoms from a hit he received on Saturday.
Dallas Morning News

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He passed all of his tests and managed to stay in the game after he was hit high by Tampa Bay blueliner Radko Gudas. Roussel ranks third in the league with 195 penalty minutes in 77 games, but he's also recorded 14 goals and 29 points. "I love the way he plays," coach Lindy Ruff said. "The energy he provides. He's a workaholic, and he makes you want to put him on the ice." Ruff wants Roussel to focus more on that part of his game rather than playing solely as an agitator.
Tim Thomas didn't get to play vs. Panthers | 04/07/2014 10:40 AM
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Tim Thomas sat on the bench for Dallas' game against Florida on Sunday afternoon.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

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He served as the Panthers' starting netminder until he was dealt to the Stars at the trade deadline. Kari Lehtonen got the nod instead and he made 21 stops in a 3-2 loss.
Stars make recall likely for Antoine Roussel | 04/06/2014 1:30 PM
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The Dallas Morning News guesses that Chris Mueller's recall happened because Antoine Roussel might not be able to suit up for the Dallas Stars against the Florida Panthers on Sunday.
Dallas Morning News

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Roussel took a hard hit on Saturday. The agitating forward brings a nice mixture of grit stats like PIM and decent scoring ability to the table, so many might want to add him for playoff purposes. That might not be such a good idea today.
Rome still listed as day-to-day | 04/06/2014 12:35 PM
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Aaron Rome is still listed as day-to-day.
Stars Inside Edge

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He likely won't play Sunday against Florida due to a lower-body injury that has kept him from playing since the first of the month.
Erik Cole returns after seven game absence | 04/06/2014 2:35 AM
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Erik Cole (upper body) returned to action Saturday.
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Cole missed seven games with the upper body injury and played 13:22 minutes with 4:27 coming on the power play in a 5-2 win. He was pointless and has 16 goals and 29 points in 61 games this season. Put him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Chris Mueller is back with the Stars | 04/04/2014 4:14 PM
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Chris Mueller has been called up by the Dallas Stars.
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Mueller has been bouncing between Dallas and AHL Texas quite a bit lately. Despite that, he has played in just eight NHL games this season and hasn't recorded a point yet.
Ray Whitney leaves early Thursday with LBI | 04/04/2014 9:43 AM
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Ray Whitney didn't last long in Thursday's contest because of a lower-body injury.
Dallas Morning News

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He played just two shifts for 45 seconds of ice time against Carolina before he was forced to exit. Whitney wasn't able to return and he's being listed as day-to-day.
Tyler Seguin scores 34th in 4-1 loss | 04/03/2014 9:53 PM
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Tyler Seguin notched the lone goal for the Stars, who fell 4-1 to the Hurricanes on Thursday night.
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Seguin also had 10 penalty minutes and four shots on goal, with plus-one rating. The 22-year-old has been an absolute force this season and offers limitless potential. He has 34 goals, good for eighth in the NHL, and 78 points, which ranks fifth. Seguin has a point in 13 of his last 14 games. Valeri Nichushkin and Trevor Daley set up the goal. Ryan Garbutt had 12 penalty minutes.
Lehtonen off his game, pulled in second | 04/03/2014 9:52 PM
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Kari Lehtonen was lousy in net for the Stars, getting pulled in the second period of their 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
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Lehtonen allowed three goals on 16 shots before getting yanked 8:13 into the second period. Tim Thomas came in to relieve him, making 15 of 16 saves. Lehtonen has a 2.46 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. Dallas can ill afford more of these in their push for the postseason.
Lehtonen hopes to lead Stars into playoffs | 04/03/2014 12:00 PM
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Kari Lehtonen has been superb of late with the Stars battling for a wild card spot in the playoffs.
Dallas Morning News

Impact
He has been in the crease of the Stars' past six games, where he has compiled a 5-1-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage. He has appeared in just two postseason games in his career and is keeping focused on getting back there this time around. Lehtonen is motivated and he's definitely worth riding with down the stretch.
Stars send Radek Faksa to AHL club | 04/03/2014 11:52 AM
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Radek Faksa will finish the 2013-14 campaign with the AHL's Texas Stars.
Dallas Morning News

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Dallas assigned him to their minor-league affiliate on Wednesday. Faksa, who the Stars took with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 draft, recorded 21 goals and 48 points in 59 OHL games with the Kitchener Rangers and Sudbury Wolves this past season.
Dustin Jeffrey nets a pair of goals vs. Caps | 04/02/2014 12:12 PM
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Dustin Jeffrey tallied a pair of goals in Dallas' 5-0 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Dallas Morning News

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"It was important for me to get my confidence back," Jeffrey said after the contest. "To go down and play there and get a lot of opportunities, that has been big." He has registered 10 points in 21 games with AHL Texas and he has three points in 17 appearances with Dallas.
Ruff on why he used Nemeth over Connauton | 04/02/2014 12:07 PM
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Kevin Connauton has been a healthy scratch for six of Dallas' past seven games.
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The Stars dressed recent call-up Patrik Nemeth in his NHL debut on Tuesday instead of playing Connauton. "I've talked to Kevin and it is frustrating," coach Lindy Ruff said. "I really think that Kevin has come a ways this year and still has a ways to go. I think his strength is more on the offensive side of it, where Nemeth's is more on the defensive side, and we're turning a little bit more in that direction. I asked Kevin not to get frustrated, because I do see improvement. I just told him that I know it's frustrating but I think you can get there, you're just a little ways away yet." Connauton has eight points and a minus-5 rating in 35 games this year.
Kari Lehtonen makes 35 stops, shuts out Caps | 04/01/2014 9:55 PM
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Kari Lehtonen pitched his fourth shutout of the season Tuesday night as the Stars routed Washington 5-0.
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Impact
Lehtonen has now won five of his past six games to improve his record to 29-18-8 with a 2.47 goals against average and .917 save percentage. Lehtonen improves to 2-0-0 vs. the Capitals this season with 60 saves on 61 shots combined.
Alex Chiasson powers Stars past Caps | 04/01/2014 9:52 PM
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Three assists from Alex Chiasson powered the Stars past the Capitals 5-0 Tuesday night.
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The 23 year old raises his total to 13 goals and 35 points through 72 games this season. Chiasson helped Dustin Jeffrey net two markers and Ray Whitney score his ninth of the season. Tyler Seguin and Ryan Garbutt also score in Dallas' romp.
Kari Lehtonen will probably start Tuesday | 04/01/2014 1:39 PM
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Kari Lehtonen is the probable starter for Dallas on Tuesday.
Mike Heika on Twitter

Impact
Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following the Tuesday morning skate, which is usually a good way of telling who will play between the pipes. He has a 2.47 GAA and .917 save percentage in 59 games this season.
Ryan Garbutt hopes to avoid 'diver' label | 04/01/2014 9:11 AM
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Ryan Garbutt was whistled for diving three times in March.
Dallas Morning News

Impact
That's not a reputation that he wants to build for himself moving forward. "You just have to adapt as the season goes on," Garbutt said. "They don't call as many penalties at this time of the year, so you work on that, you skate hard, and you don't embellish. I think it's something I'll learn as I play more games in this league." He is having a career year in 2013-14 with 15 goals and 28 points in 67 games. He also has 90 penalty minutes and 128 hits.
Erik Cole (UBI) will travel, still day-to-day | 04/01/2014 9:03 AM
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Erik Cole (upper body) will travel with the Stars, but he isn't expected to play Tuesday night.
Dallas Morning News

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"He's going to join us on the road trip," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's still day to day, but he's progressing." Cole has already missed five games due to an upper-body injury.
Aaron Rome is unlikely to play Tuesday | 04/01/2014 8:59 AM
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Aaron Rome isn't projected to play Tuesday night because of an undisclosed injury.
Dallas Morning News

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Dallas called up Patrik Nemeth from the minors on Monday and coach Lindy Ruff expects him to suit up against Washington.
Stars recall blueliner Patrik Nemeth | 03/31/2014 11:42 AM
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Patrik Nemeth has been summoned from the minors by Dallas.
Dallas Morning News

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He has registered 10 points and a team-leading plus-19 rating in 37 games for AHL Texas this year. Nemeth is appearing in his second season of minor-league play after coming over from Sweden.
Shawn Horcoff reaches the 20-point mark | 03/30/2014 10:04 AM
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Shawn Horcoff had two assists in the Stars' 4-2 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Dallas Morning News

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That snapped Horcoff's eight-game point drought. He has seven goals and 13 assists in 69 contests in 2013-14.
Roussel has goal, assist, misconduct Saturday | 03/30/2014 10:02 AM
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Antoine Roussel had a goal, assist, and misconduct in Saturday's 4-2 victory against St. Louis.
Dallas Morning News

Impact
From a fantasy perspective, Roussel is a pretty solid player to have given that he produces a ton of penalty minutes while still chipping in offensively. He has 28 points and 193 PIM in 73 games in 2013-14.
Kari Lehtonen has been used heavily this week | 03/30/2014 10:00 AM
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Kari Lehtonen started in two sets of back-to-back games over the last week.
Dallas Morning News

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Lehtonen helped the Stars win three of those four contests and insisted after Dallas' 4-2 win over St. Louis on Saturday that he felt good. With the Stars desperately trying to claw their way into the playoffs, it's not surprising that they're leaning heavily on Lehtonen. He has a 2.47 GAA and .917 save percentage in 59 contests in 2013-14.
| 03/30/2014 2:26 AM
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Ray Whitney returned to action on Saturday March 29.
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Colton Sceviour pots 2, unfazed in the NHL | 03/29/2014 11:10 PM
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Colton Sceviour lit the lamp twice for the Stars in their 4-2 win over the Blues on Saturday night.
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Impact
Sceviour has carried over an excellent AHL season -- 32 goals, 31 assists -- to the NHL. He has goals in two straight games, improving his goal totals to seven and points to 10, in 19 games. Cody Eakin and Antoine Roussel scored the other markers. Jordie Benn and Shawn Horcoff picked up two assists apiece.
Kari Lehtonen getting hot at the right time | 03/29/2014 11:09 PM
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Kari Lehtonen blocked 33 shots in the Stares' 4-2 win over the Blues on Saturday night.
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Impact
Still a point out of a playoff spot, the Stars knocked off the West's best team in a crucial victory. Lehtonen has won four of his last five games, as he seems to be getting hot at the right time. He has a 2.47 goals-against average and .917 save percentage this season.
Tyler Seguin suits up for Stars on Saturday | 03/29/2014 8:01 PM
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Tyler Seguin is in the lineup for the Stars against the Blues.
NHL.com

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The talented forward has been dealing with general soreness. Seguin has 32 goals and 44 assists this season.
Seguin suffering from soreness may not play | 03/29/2014 1:26 PM
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Tyler Seguin, who is suffering from overall general soreness, will be a game-time decision Saturday night.
Mike Heika Twitter

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He may not suit up against the Blues. Check back with us later on Seguin's status.
Lehtone likely starter v Blues Saturday | 03/29/2014 12:58 PM
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Look for Kari Lehtonen to start in goal against St. Louis Saturday night.
Goalie Post.com

Impact
Although he did start and win Friday night against The Predators, Dallas coach Lindy Ruff will likely opt to stick with Lehtonen in the second game of a back-to-back situation as the Stars are fighting for a playoff berth.
Mueller back already | 03/29/2014 12:51 PM
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The Dallas yo-yo has returned to the NHL.
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Yes, Chris Mueller is back yet again. He was called up from the AHL Thursday, sent down Friday after the game, and recalled today. Lucky the Stars' AHL affiliate is based in Dallas.
Kari Lehtonen glides to easy win over Preds | 03/28/2014 11:40 PM
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Kari Lehtonen blocked 25 of 28 shots on Friday night, using the help from his red-hot offense in cruising to a 7-3 victory over Nashville.
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The 30 year old Finn has won three of his past four games, but has allowed six goals in his past two. Nonetheless, the veteran is a big reason why the Stars are within striking distance of a playoff spot in the final stretch, owning a 28-18-10 record, .917 save percentage and 2.48 goals against average.
Alex Goligoski leads Stars' charge over NSH | 03/28/2014 11:32 PM
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Alex Goligoski posted a very impressive stat line in Friday's 7-3 victory over Nashville, contributing three assists, five blocked shots and a plus-five rating.
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Goligoski now has 36 points through 72 games this season. Trevor Daley, Ryan Garbutt, Antoine Roussel and Colton Sceviour each had two points for the Stars in the lopsided game. Dallas inched within three points of the Coyotes for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Rich Peverley skates, return not imminent | 03/28/2014 7:42 PM
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Rich Peverley skated on Thursday for the first time since undergoing heart surgery on Mar. 19, saying his goal is to play again this season.
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The Stars tweeted that Peverley will take his time in deciding whether to return or not. Peverley collapsed on the bench on Mar. 10 and was clinically dead, but was luckily revived by Stars' medical staff and a defibrillator on site. There is certainly no rush for the 31 year-old's return, but it is reassuring to hear he is lacing up the skates.
Lehtonen will make 4th straight start Friday | 03/28/2014 2:09 PM
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Kari Lehtonen will get the nod on Friday.
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It will be Lehtonen's fourth straight start. He has a 2.47 GAA and .917 save percentage in 57 games in 2013-14.
Ray Whitney's a game-time decision Friday | 03/28/2014 12:39 PM
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Ray Whitney (illness) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
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Whitney missed Thursday's practice due to the illness, but he is feeling better at this point. He has eight goals and 21 assists in 65 games this season.
Jordie Benn has elevated his play this year | 03/28/2014 10:09 AM
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Jordie Benn earned his roster spot in Dallas at training camp and he's maintained it over the course of the season.
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Kevin Connauton and Jamie Oleksiak were viewed as threats to his playing time, but Connauton has had trouble staying in the lineup and Oleksiak has spent the vast majority of the year in the minors. "He's been really solid all year, really," coach Lindy Ruff said of Benn. "He's done a good job of playing simple and keeping within himself, and he's just done a whole lot more of that in recent games." He leads Dallas' defense corps with a plus-14 rating and he's chipped in 17 points in 68 contests. Benn also has 105 hits and 102 blocked shots.
Erik Cole is dealing with a nagging UBI | 03/28/2014 9:52 AM
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It doesn't sound like Erik Cole (upper body) will be available to play on Friday or Saturday.
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"We're hopeful that we get past these (next) two games, but the longer it goes without practice and exercising, the tougher it is going to be for him to get back in immediately," coach Lindy Ruff said of Cole's status. "And if he gets in immediately, how effective can he be without practice time?" Cole has already missed two games with an upper-body injury and he didn't take part in Thursday's session.
Stars call up Chris Mueller for insurance | 03/28/2014 9:48 AM
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Chris Mueller was called up from the minors on Thursday.
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Erik Cole is still dealing with an upper-body injury and Ray Whitney didn't practice Thursday because of the flu. If Whitney is healthy enough to play Friday then Mueller could end up back in the minors or in the press box.
Ray Whitney (illness) skips practice Thursday | 03/28/2014 9:45 AM
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Ray Whitney didn't practice Thursday because of an illness.
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He still could be in the lineup for Friday's game against Nashville, but the Stars called up Chris Mueller as insurance. Whitney's status should be clearer after Dallas' morning skate.
Stars ink prospect Alex Guptill | 03/27/2014 4:02 PM
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Alex Guptill has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars.
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He spent the last three seasons with the University of Michigan, where he had 12 goals and 25 points in 31 games in 2013-14. Guptill was picked in the third round of the 2010 draft by the Stars.
Goligoski sits 3rd on the Stars in scoring | 03/27/2014 10:56 AM
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Alex Goligoski ranks third on the Dallas Stars in scoring with 33 points in 71 games.
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The Stars have received plenty of offensive support from star players Tyler Seguin (75) and Jamie Benn (69), but after that there's a significant drop-off in production especially among the forwards. "Our depth of scoring is hurting us," coach Lindy Ruff said. "We've got to find a way to finish our chances."
Justin Dowling agrees to two-year contract | 03/26/2014 5:46 PM
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Justin Dowling has inked a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars.
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Dowling's new deal will start in 2014-15. He was previously playing with the Texas Stars under an AHL contract. He has nine goals and 39 points in 66 AHL games this season.
Tyler Seguin has a 10-game scoring spree | 03/26/2014 9:06 AM
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Tyler Seguin recorded an assist in Tuesday's loss to Chicago to extend his point streak to 10 games.
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He has racked up seven goals and 10 helpers over that span. Thanks to his recent surge, Seguin ranks fourth in the league with 75 points in 70 games this season. He's enjoying a career year for the Stars in his first year with the organization.
Kari Lehtonen's strong effort not enough | 03/26/2014 12:29 AM
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Kari Lehtonen kept the Stars in the game, but 41 Blackhawks' shots were ultimately too much for the Finn to handle as Dallas lost 4-2.
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Lehtonen allowed just three goals on the 41 shots. Although Lehtonen's two game win streak is snapped, he is still putting together a solid season with a 27-18-10 record, 2.47 goals against average and .917 save percentage.
Ryan Garbutt scores twice, Stars fall in CHI | 03/26/2014 12:23 AM
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Ryan Garbutt had two goals in the Stars' 4-2 loss to Chicago on Tuesday night.
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The 28 year old snaps out of a five game pointless funk, and raises his total to 14 goals and 26 points through 65 games this season.
Tim Thomas working out kinks with new team | 03/25/2014 8:33 AM
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The Dallas Stars and Tim Thomas are still adjusting to each other's tendencies.
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"I think the comfort there is we've been around Kari's style the whole year, that's comforting for us," coach Lindy Ruff said. "Tim's style is an aggressive style, and you have to be ready to protect off the back side, and our defending hasn't been built that way, for the most part, and that's just something our D will have to get used to." Thomas has a 2-2-1 record with an .884 save percentage and a 3.55 GAA in five appearances with the Stars since being acquired from Florida. He plans to help his teammates out by catering his strategy to the opponent and the type of game that is unfolding in front of him.
Ray Whitney ends lengthy goal drought | 03/25/2014 8:24 AM
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Ray Whitney ended a 12-game goalless drought in Monday's win over Winnipeg.
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He has produced just eight goals and 29 points in 64 matches this season. Whitney has a goal and an assist in his last two outings, as he's trying to help lead by example down the stretch to help Dallas earn a playoff spot.
Usual suspects provide offense for Stars | 03/24/2014 11:22 PM
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Tyler Seguin found the back of the net for Dallas in Monday's 2-1 win over the Jets.
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Seguin's 32nd marker of the season proved to be the game-winner in this closely-contested battle while Ray Whitney was the other Dallas goal scorer in the victory. Jamie Benn also helped out as he picked up assists on each of the team's goals in the contest.
Kari Lehtonen stymies Winnipeg Monday | 03/24/2014 11:19 PM
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Kari Lehtonen and the Stars hung on for a tight 2-1 victory over Winnipeg on Monday night.
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The Dallas goaltender withstood an onslaught of scoring opportunities from the Jets in the final frame to preserve the victory, ultimately stopping 32 of the 33 shots he faced. His record improves to 27-17-10 with the win while his GAA is 2.46 and his save percentage is .917.
Dallas Stars call up Dustin Jeffrey | 03/24/2014 11:29 AM
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Dallas has brought up Dustin Jeffrey.
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In 22 NHL appearances this year split between Pittsburgh and Dallas, he has two assists and nine shots. Jeffrey has 10 points in 24 contests with AHL Texas this campaign.
Dallas assigns Chris Mueller to the minors | 03/24/2014 11:25 AM
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Chris Mueller has been sent down to the AHL.
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He has been credited with seven shots and no points in eight games with Dallas this season. It's been a much different story for him in the minors, where he has 54 points in 58 games.
Vernon Fiddler happy to still be in Dallas | 03/24/2014 11:22 AM
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Vernon Fiddler requested a trade earlier this season, but now he's happy that he's still with the Dallas Stars.
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"I'm glad I'm still here," Fiddler said. "I like the role I have right now, and I want the chance to be able to help this team to the playoffs. It's important to me to be a part of that." He can become an unrestricted free agent after this year. Fiddler has four goals and 14 points in 64 games this season.
Ray Whitney faces uncertainty amid tough year | 03/24/2014 11:10 AM
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Ray Whitney picked up an assist in Saturday's win over Ottawa to give him his first point in five games.
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It's been a tough year offensively for the veteran winger. Whitney has recorded just seven goals and 28 points in 63 games this season. Right now he's keeping focused on trying to get the Stars into the playoffs, but his future is uncertain. He will turn 42 years of age in May and is eligible for unrestricted free agency.
Kari Lehtonen to start for Stars on Monday | 03/23/2014 1:59 PM
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The Dallas Stars are already naming Kari Lehtonen their starter for Monday's game against the Minnesota Wild.
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Good to know in case you're considering a short-term addition of Tim Thomas. After a return on March 18, Lehtonen won his last game on Saturday after stopping 26 out of 27 shots. He's 26-17-10 with a .916 save percentage and 2.49 GAA this season.
Erik Cole sits Saturday due to UBI | 03/23/2014 7:15 AM
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Erik Cole missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury.
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As a result his streak of 269 consecutive games played came to an end. Cole is listed as day-to-day. He has 16 goals and 29 points in 69 appearances this season.
Cody Eakin scores in win over Senators | 03/23/2014 7:12 AM
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Cody Eakin scored for the Stars in their 3-1 win over Ottawa on Saturday.
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He had no goals and one assist in his last nine games. Eakin is having his best offensive season in 2013-14 with 14 markers and 31 points in 69 contests.
Jamie Benn reaches the 30-goal mark | 03/22/2014 6:17 PM
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Jamie Benn tallied his 30th goal of the 2013-14 campaign in Saturday's 3-1 win over Ottawa.
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It's the first time in his career that he's hit the 30-goal plateau. Benn also has a personal best 67 points this season in 70 contests. Jordie Benn registered two assists, while Cody Eakin and Trevor Daley had the Stars' other markers.
Kari Lehtonen rebounds in win over Senators | 03/22/2014 6:11 PM
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Kari Lehtonen turned aside 26 of 27 shots in a 3-1 win against Ottawa on Saturday.
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It was a good rebound effort for him after he was lit up by Pittsburgh on Tuesday. He has a 26-17-10 record on the year along with a .916 save percentage and a 2.49 goals-against average.
Alex Chiasson will suit up on Saturday | 03/22/2014 2:44 PM
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Alex Chiasson is projected to play on the fourth line Saturday.
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He left Friday's practice early due to an illness, but he's good to play against Ottawa.
Cole missses practice Friday | 03/22/2014 11:13 AM
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Erik Cole, who missed Friday's practice, is still expected to play Saturday afternoon against Ottawa.
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We believe it was more of a maintenance day off for Cole than a serious injury situation. That said, we would still look for an alternative for Saturday's matinee.
Lehtonen to start v Sens Saturday afternoon | 03/22/2014 11:08 AM
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Look for Kari Lehtonen to get the start Saturday afternoon against Ottawa.
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Tim Thomas played in Thursday's 4-2 loss and let in a weak goal so we would be shocked if Lehtonen wasn't between the pipes for Saturday's matinee.
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