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  1. Missed opportunities deal big blow to Stars' playoff chances

    Mark Stepneski

    DALLAS -- The opportunities were there for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, but the finish wasn't. And now they are perilously close to being finished in the Western Conference playoff race after a 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks at American Airli...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  2. Playoff watch: Kings with chance to pad lead tonight

    Mark Stepneski

    There's only one game in the Western Conference playoff race tonight, and that has the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Edmonton Oilers. It's a big chance for the Kings to put some heat on the teams chasing them in the race. A win and they go two poi...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Loss drops Stars to eighth in Western Conference

    Mark Stepneski

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars started Thursday in third place in the Western Conference. They ended it in third place in the Pacific Division and barely in a playoff spot. It's a sign of just how tight the playoff race in the West is. The Stars, who ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  5. Final 10 games will be like playoffs for Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    EULESS -- The Western Conference playoff race has gotten tighter while the Dallas Stars have been off this weekend. They still sit in first place in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference, but their lead is down to points percent...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  6. Playoff watch: Idle Sharks slip to 11th

    Mark Stepneski

    The race for those final spots in the Western Conference remains incredibly tight. Just three points separate 7th place and 11th after last night's games. Calgary and Los Angeles both won last night. The Flames, who beat Minnesota 4-3 Sunday, have...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  7. Morning skate: Brenden Morrow practices

    Mark Stepneski

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks square off Thursday at American Airlines Center. It's a big game in the race for the Pacific Division title and the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs. The Stars have a three-point lead over t...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  8. Playoff watch: Thursday's key games

    Mark Stepneski

    There were no games in the Western Conference last night, but there are key ones in the playoff race Thursday. The Stars, of course, host San Jose. The Stars lead the Sharks by three points and these are big points for both. The Stars are on a ro...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  9. Playoff watch: Stars within striking distance

    Mark Stepneski

    Thursday is an opportunity for the Stars to gain ground in the Western Conference playoff race. If they win and Calgary loses against Phoenix, they'll be in eighth place. If they win and Calgary wins, then they'll be within one point of that final sp...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  10. Turnover costly in Stars' OT loss

    Mark Stepneski

    The turnover bug struck the Dallas Stars again Saturday night, and it cost them an important point in the Western Conference playoff race. Turnovers led to both Phoenix goals, including Radim Vrbata's game-winner 1:15 into the overtime as the Stars l...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  11. Stars still looking for that elusive run

    Mark Stepneski

    It's another big game tonight for the Stars as they take a team they are chasing in the Western Conference playoff race. This time it's the Phoenix Coyotes, who are in seventh place and four points ahead of the Stars, who are in 11th place after last...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  12. Tuesday skate: 'This is a big game for us'

    Mark Stepneski

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars have a key game tonight as they take on the Phoenix Coyotes, a team they are battling in the Western Conference playoff race. The Stars and Coyotes are deadlocked at 56 points, two points behind eighth-seeded Minnesota. ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  13. It comes down to the final day for Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    The thought was that the Western Conference playoff race would come down to the final day of the regular season, and for the Dallas Stars it will. The Stars have kept themselves alive in the race by winning four straight games and on Sunday a fift...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  14. Playoff race: It's pretty simple now

    Mark Stepneski

    The playoff race is pretty simple now. Seven spots in the Western Conference's top eight have been claimed after Nashville, Phoenix and Anaheim clinched by winning their games on Friday night. Now it's down to one spot left, two teams in the mix a...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  15. Tuesday playoff race update

    Mark Stepneski

    There was only one game in the Western Conference Monday night and San Jose clinched the Pacific Division title with a 6-1 rout of Los Angeles. Tuesday night is a big night in the race for those final spots in the West. The Stars host Columbus and...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  16. Scoreboard watching

    Mark Stepneski

    It wasn't a busy night in the Western Conference playoff race, but it was a significant one. 11:11 p.m. - The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-2 behind two goals from Corey Perry and a 23-save performance by Ray Emery. The game had its ...

    Blog | March 31, 2011