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  1. Playoff watch: Lots of movement in standings on Wednesday

    Mark Stepneski

    It was another night of movement in the Western Conference standings. The Stars jumped from seventh to third, the Kings went from ninth to seventh, San Jose dropped from third to eighth and Phoenix slipped from eighth to ninth. In the middle of all t...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  2. Playoff watch: Another night of key games

    Mark Stepneski

    How tight is the Western Conference playoff race? It's so tight that the Stars could be anywhere from third place to ninth after tonight's games. All the teams the Stars are battling are in action tonight, except for Phoenix. The Stars, of cour...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  3. Playoff watch: Sharks back on top of the Pacific

    Mark Stepneski

    The San Jose Sharks are on top of the Pacific Division for the first time since February 25. The Sharks beat Colorado last 5-1. The Sharks went 3-0-0 on their just concluded homestand that also included wins over Phoenix and Boston. The Stars slip...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  4. Playoff watch: Coyotes loss puts them in a hole

    Mark Stepneski

    Phoenix lost 4-0 to St. Louis last night. That's a big loss for the Coyotes. They are still second in the Pacific and seventh in the West with 87 points, but they have played two more games than the Stars, Kings and Sharks. Phoenix is off the next...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  5. Playoff watch: Stars in first in Pacific

    Mark Stepneski

    When the Stars won over Calgary on Saturday afternoon they moved into first place in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference, and when play wrapped up Saturday night they were still in that position. It's still tight though. Just ...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  6. Playoff watch: Another night of key games

    Mark Stepneski

    Everybody in the Western Conference was off last night, but there are plenty of big games tonight. By the end of the end of the night, the Stars could be anywhere from third in the West to out of a playoff spot. A win, obviously, keeps them at lea...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  7. Playoff watch: Kings take Pacific Division lead

    Mark Stepneski

    Teams changed positions in the Western Conference on Thursday night, but the situation remains the same. It's tight. Five teams are separated by two points. It's three points separating six teams. With their loss to the Canucks on Thursday night, ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  8. Playoff watch: Several key games

    Mark Stepneski

    Just look at the standings and you can see why every game and every point is big right now for the Stars. They still sit atop the Pacific Division and third in the West, but their grip on that spot is precarious. The lead is just one point in the div...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  9. Playoff watch: Two points big for Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    Those were two big points for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. They stayed in first place in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference. But things are still incredibly tight. The Stars lead in the division is just one point and th...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  10. Playoff watch: Sharks lose, miss chance to pass Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    Games in hand are great, but they don't mean much if you don't win them. The San Jose Sharks played their game in hand on the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings Monday night and lost it, falling 5-3 to the Anaheim Ducks. The Sharks blew an opportu...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  11. Playoff watch: Standings get even tighter

    Mark Stepneski

    The Phoenix Coyotes won Sunday night, rallying from a 2-0 deficit in the third period and then beating Edmonton 3-2 in a shootout. With the two points the Coyotes tied the Stars at 83, but the Stars remain atop of the Pacific Division because they ha...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  12. Playoff watch: Teams move closer to Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars' lead over the teams chasing them in the standings got smaller Saturday night. Their lead in the Pacific Division is now one point and so is their lead over the ninth place spot in the Western Conference., whic...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  13. Playoff watch: Teams have chance to gain ground on Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars don't play for the next three days, so what happens around them will determine how things look in the standings when they play their next game on Tuesday. Some teams have games in hand and will have a chance to gain ground. The St...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  14. Playoff watch: Big homestand ahead for Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    The Stars kick off a four game homestand Friday night and they'll be facing some pretty stiff competition over the next week, taking on Chicago, Phoenix, Vancouver and Calgary. These are big points because even though the Stars have gone on a gre...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  15. Playoff watch: Coyotes gain ground on Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars lead in the Pacific Division is down to two points after last night's games, which saw the Stars lose in Winnipeg and the Phoenix Coyotes win at Vancouver. The Coyotes overcame an early 2-0 deficit to beat the Canucks, 5-4. The Co...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  16. Playoff watch: More big points for Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    Those points the Stars keep racking up are big because those teams below them aren't going away. Calgary and Los Angeles both won last night and San Jose picked up a point to all stay within striking distance of the Stars. But the Stars did add to...

    Blog | March 14, 2012