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  1. Friday notes: Draft lottery, playoff watch

    Mark Stepneski

    Now that the Stars have been eliminated from the playoff race, they are in mix for the NHL draft lottery, which will be held Tuesday. The Stars are currently the 17th place team in the NHL, hold the 14th pick in the draft and have a 0.5 percent ch...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  2. Playoff watch: Kings pad division lead

    Mark Stepneski

    The Los Angeles Kings kept the pressure on the rest of the teams chasing them in the playoff race with a 2-o win over Edmonton Monday night at Staples Center. The Kings, who are 9-2-1 over their last 12 games, now lead the Coyotes by two points, t...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Playoff watch: Kings take Pacific Division lead

    Mark Stepneski

    For the fifth time in the last nine days there's been a change at the top of the Pacific Division. The new leader is the Los Angeles Kings, who won 4-1 at Edmonton last night to pass the Dallas Stars. The Kings are 8-2-0 over their last 10 games. ...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Playoff watch: Key divisional games tonight

    Mark Stepneski

    The Los Angeles Kings lost last night, giving up two late goals as they fell 4-3 at Detroit. The loss dropped the Kings to 10th place in the West. They're still only one point out of a playoff spot, but they squandered a chance to gain some gain some...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  7. Stars lose to Kings, 4-2

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars lost a key game Sunday, falling 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings at American Airlines Center. The loss left the Stars three points out of the final playoff spot and six points behind the seventh place Kings in the Western Conference stan...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  8. Push for the playoffs

    Mark Stepneski

    FRISCO -- The Dallas Stars kick off the stretch drive when they head to California later this week for games against Anaheim and San Jose, and it will begin what they hope is a push to a place where they haven't been the last three years - the Stanl...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Scott Glennie gets a taste of life in the AHL

    Mark Stepneski

    CEDAR PARK -- Scott Glennie's first professional goal brought both excitement and relief. It took eight games with the Texas Stars - four in the regular season and four in the playoffs - for the Dallas Stars' first round pick (8th overall) in the 200...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Scoreboard watching

    Mark Stepneski

    It was a mixed bag for the Dallas Stars in Thursday night's games. The good news was that the Nashville-Anaheim game was settled in regulation. Nashville got two points and Anaheim didn't get any, so the Stars are still just one point out of eighth p...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  16. Tuesday playoff race update

    Mark Stepneski

    Only one game that had an impact on the playoff race as it relates to the Stars Monday night and that was the Los Angeles Kings beating the Calgary Flames 2-1 in a shootout. The Kings move into fifth place and are currently three points ahead of t...

    Blog | March 22, 2011