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  1. Sunday notes: Stars 13th in draft lottery

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars finished the season 10th in the Western Conference and 18th overall in the league. That 18th ranking in the league puts them in the 13th spot for the NHL's draft lottery, which will be Tuesday. The Stars have a 0.8 percent chance ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  2. Playoff watch: Hot Stars hold strong in playoff race

    Mark Stepneski

    With last night's win over the Anaheim Ducks, the Stars maintained their three-point lead in the race for the Pacific Division crown and their five-point lead over the ninth-place spot in the standings. It's stating the obvious, but it's tough for...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  3. Big points at stake for Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    I don't know if you've noticed, but the Anaheim Ducks have climbed back into the playoff picture. The Ducks won 2-1 at Pittsburgh last night to improve to 14-2-3 over their last 19 games. They are now just two points behind the Stars and six points b...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  4. Stars rout Ducks, 6-2

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars won their first game out of the All Star break, routing the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 at Honda Center Wednesday night. The victory pulled the Stars to within one point of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Jamie ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  5. Stars-Ducks Preview

    Mark Stepneski

    Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks Wednesday February 1 9:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM) About the Stars The Stars (25-21-2) come out of the break in 10th place and three points out of the final playoff spot in the ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Playoff seeding possibilities

    Mark Stepneski

    Without going through all the tiebreakers involved, here's would be the seedings based on what could happen in today's games in the Western Conference. If the Chicago loses in regulation to Detroit and the Stars defeat Minnesota in regulation or o...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 'Huge win' gives Stars life in playoff race

    Mark Stepneski

    On a night that could have been devastating for their playoff chances, the Dallas Stars gave themselves a shot of life. The Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in regulation, pulling to within three points of the final playoff spot with four games remai...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  11. Stars hold off Ducks, 4-3

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars gave their playoff hopes a boost with a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks Sunday night. The Stars, who snapped a six-game winless streak, are three points out of the final playoff spot with four games remaining. Mike Ribeiro scored two ...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  12. The significance of tonight's Stars-Ducks game

    Mark Stepneski

    Today's Dallas Stars-Anaheim Ducks game has the potential to be a significant one, not just for the Stars and Ducks but for other teams in the playoff race as well. The Stars obviously need a win to give them a shot of life in the playoff race, bu...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Thursday playoff race update

    Mark Stepneski

    Despite the tough loss Wednesday night to the Anaheim Ducks, the Stars are still just one point out of the final playoff spot and two points out of fifth place with nine games to go. It's still tight and there's a lot of hockey left. There was a l...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  16. Ducks score late to tie, down Stars in OT

    Mark Stepneski

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars were just seconds away from a regulation win over the Anaheim Ducks in an important game in the Western Conference playoff, but the puck didn't bounce their way late in regulation, they gave up an outnumbered chance in the ...

    Blog | March 23, 2011