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  1. Stars rally for victory; move into playoff spot

    Mark Stepneski

    It's funny how a couple of wins can change things. After going 2-0-0 on their road trip, the Dallas Stars find themselves holding down the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings. They pushed themselves into that position wi...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  2. Stars-Blackhawks Preview

    Mark Stepneski

    Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars Friday October 7, 2011 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Southwest Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM) About the Stars After missing the playoffs for a third straight season the Stars have a different look behind the bench and s...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  3. A prediction that has the Stars in the playoffs

    Mark Stepneski

    Not all hockey publications are predicting the Dallas Stars to miss the playoffs in 2011-12. Take the McKeen's Hockey Pool Yearbook 2011-12 for example. The Canadian publication has the Stars finishing fourth in the Pacific Division, but making th...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  4. Stars control destiny as Blackhawks fall in regulation

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars had to wait and watch this afternoon to see if they still had a chance to make the playoffs. Now it's the Chicago Blackhawks' turn. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in regulation at the United Center this afternoon, ...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Scoreboard watching: A rough night for the Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars need some help to get into the playoffs and they didn't get any Wednesday night. Chicago and Anaheim both won, and Los Angeles and Phoenix went beyond regulation, meaning those two teams both got points. Calgary won, moved ahead of ...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  8. Playoff race: Blackhawks win, lead Stars by five points

    Mark Stepneski

    The Chicago Blackhawks pulled two points out of a game in Columbus Friday night and now lead the Stars by five points. It was far from a Picasso rolled out by the Blackhawks, but they found a way to get two points and that's what it is all about a...

    Blog | April 02, 2011
  9. Friday playoff race update

    Mark Stepneski

    Another loss and another missed opportunity for the Stars to gain some ground on the teams ahead of them in the race. At this point teams like Los Angeles, Nashville and Anaheim are probably too far away. That's seven or six points with six games ...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  10. Playoff race: Ducks, Blackhawks put pressure on Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks kept up the pressure on the Dallas Stars Monday night. The Blackhawks topped Detroit 3-2 in overtime at Joe Louis Arena. Marian Hossa scored on the power play in the extra period for the Blackhawks. Chicago...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  11. Stars impressive in key victory

    Mark Stepneski

    DALLAS -- Needing two points in a tight Western Conference playoff race, the Dallas Stars rolled out a gem of a performance Thursday night, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 at American Airlines Center. The victory snapped a two-game losing str...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  12. Thursday playoff race update

    Mark Stepneski

    After last night's games the Stars sat in seventh place in the Western Conference standings. If you were to base the standings on points percentage they'd be in fifth when you factor in tiebreakers. The Chicago Blackhawks are the hot team right no...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  13. Wednesday playoff race update

    Mark Stepneski

    Thanks to their three-game winning streak, the Stars have gone from being technically tied for eighth place a week ago to being tied for sixth place right now. It's still tight and every point is important, especially the ones a team can deny othe...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  14. Tuesday playoff race update

    Mark Stepneski

    With the NHL trade deadline in the history books the playoff race now takes center stage. The Dallas Stars enter tonight's game against Phoenix in eighth place, two points out of fifth and four points behind the fourth place Coyotes. A regulation...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  15. Checking out the playoff race

    Mark Stepneski

    Sometimes you move up the standings by not even playing. Sometimes you can do it by getting a point in an overtime or a shootout loss. But the best way to do it is by getting a win and two points, and that's what the Dallas Stars did last night. ...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  16. Scoreboard watching

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars could have moved up a couple of spots in the standings Thursday night without even playing, but at the end of the night they were still in 7th place and it didn't turn out to be a good night as far as scoreboard watching. Four teams ...

    Blog | February 18, 2011