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  1. Minnesota needs just 9 seconds to score

    Richard Durrett

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild scored right after the opening faceoff in the third period. Casey Wellman got his first NHL goal. He bulldozed toward the net and got a rebound. Matt Niskanen tried to get the rebound out of harm's way, but couldn't and...

    Blog | April 10, 2010
  2. Big cheers for Modano in pregame intros

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- Mike Modano, Jere Lehtinen and Marty Turco all started tonight's game, as you would expect, so they were introduced. All three received huge cheers. Jamie Benn is also on the line with Modano and Lehtinen. Modano took the opening faceoff...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  3. Kariya makes it 1-0 Blues

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- A screened Marty Turco couldn't save a snap shot from outside the right faceoff circle from Paul Kariya, giving St. Louis a 1-0 lead at 9:28 of the first period. The Stars will need to make a comeback. Chris Mason just made a great sa...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  4. Mark Fistric is a gametime decision

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- Stars coach Marc Crawford said Thursday that defenseman Mark Fistric is feeling better and has improved, but he won't make any decisions on his playing time until right before the 7:30 p.m. faceoff tonight. Fistric said Wednesday that he...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  5. Early 1-0 lead for the Stars

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- Mike Modano won the faceoff and kept it in the zone. Krys Barch, in the corner, got the puck to Modano, whose one-timer got past Miikka Kiprusoff. Fabian Brunnstrom was skating in front of the net and may have helped screen Kiprusoff. Th...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  6. Finding a place for Mike Modano

    Richard Durrett

    You would think that wouldn't be difficult. Mike Modano is still one of the top skaters on the ice when he jumps over the boards and he's a good faceoff guy that can certainly score goals. In short: He's certainly a top-3 center. But Moda...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  7. Finding a place for Mike Modano

    Richard Durrett

    You would think that wouldn't be difficult. Mike Modano is still one of the top skaters on the ice when he jumps over the boards and he's a good faceoff guy that can certainly score goals. In short: He's certainly a top-3 center. But Modano was pla...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2009
  8. Stars' Crawford to reach grand milestone

    Richard Durrett

    When the puck is dropped for the opening faceoff tonight, it will be the 1,000th regular-season game that Marc Crawford has coached in the NHL.He will become the 15th coach in NHL history to do that. "It's nice to do," Crawford said this week. "I...

    Blog | October 30, 2009
  9. Stars' Crawford to reach 1,000-game milestone

    Richard Durrett

    When the puck is dropped for the opening faceoff tonight, it will be the 1,000th regular-season game that Marc Crawford has coached in the NHL.He will become the 15th coach in NHL history to do that. "It's nice to do," Crawford said this week. "It ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2009
  10. Bruins set tone early vs. Stars

    Richard Durrett

    Richard Durrett, who covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com, shares his thoughts on the Bruins' 3-0 win Friday night at Dallas: * The Bruins were clearly the better team from the opening faceoff. They skated well, were more physical and set the tone...

    Blog | October 17, 2009
  11. Keep an eye on faceoffs vs. Nashville

    Richard Durrett

    One part of the game that could be interesting Wednesday night when the Stars take on Nashville (7:30 p.m. on FSSW) is faceoffs. Don't underestimate the importance of faceoffs. The Stars have the 10th-best faceoff percentage in the league (52.2), w...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2009
  12. Some thoughts on the Stars' 5-2 win

    Richard Durrett

    The Stars have four of a possible six points now with the 5-2 win at Calgary on Friday. It was a solid win, with the Stars controlling play from the opening faceoff. Some thoughts on the game: * Alex Auld was steady in the win. And it's big that he...

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2009