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  1. Wednesday practice update

    Mark Stepneski

    FRISCO, Texas -- Despite Tuesday night's loss to the San Jose Sharks that put them in a deep hole in the playoff race, the Dallas Stars are still alive. Stars coach Glen Gulutzan didn't address the team after last night's loss, but he talked to t...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  2. Playoff watch: Stars' chances slim after Tuesday's games

    Mark Stepneski

    The worst case scenario for the Dallas Stars Tuesday was to lose in regulation to the San Jose Sharks, and for the Phoenix Coyotes to win. That's what happened and now the Stars' chances of making the playoffs pretty slim. The folks at sportsclubs...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Sharks top Stars, 5-2

    Mark Stepneski

    The Dallas Stars playoff chances took a big hit Tuesday night as they lost 5-2 to the San Jose Sharks at American Airlines Center. The Stars now trail the Sharks by three points and Los Angeles by four points with just two games remaining. Phoenix...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  5. Stakes are high as Stars take on Sharks

    Mark Stepneski

    FRISCO, Texas -- Tuesday's game between the Dallas Stars and the San Jose Sharks is big. There are only so many ways you can say it, but the Stars found a variety of ways to sum it up after Monday's practice in Frisco. "It's our biggest game for s...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  6. Stars fall in Vancouver, crucial series with Sharks up next

    Mark Stepneski

    In a tight playoff race and needing points, the Dallas Stars couldn't find a way to get any in Vancouver on Friday night, falling 5-2 to the Canucks. But they've got to put the loss behind them and move on to San Jose, where they open a crucial home-...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  7. Playoff watch: Sharks drop to ninth after loss

    Mark Stepneski

    The San Jose Sharks started play on Wednesday as the third seed in the West. Just 24 hours later they were sitting on the outside looking in at a playoff spot. A 2-0 loss at Phoenix on Thursday night knocked the Sharks out of the top eight and moved ...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  8. Playoff watch: Sharks back on top of the Pacific

    Mark Stepneski

    The San Jose Sharks are on top of the Pacific Division for the first time since February 25. The Sharks beat Colorado last 5-1. The Sharks went 3-0-0 on their just concluded homestand that also included wins over Phoenix and Boston. The Stars slip...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  9. Playoff watch: Two points big for Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    Those were two big points for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. They stayed in first place in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference. But things are still incredibly tight. The Stars lead in the division is just one point and th...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Playoff watch: A good night for the Stars

    Mark Stepneski

    Last night was a good one for the Dallas Stars. Not only did they rally to beat the San Jose Sharks in a shootout, but none of the teams chasing them in the standings picked up two points. The Sharks, obviously, only got one. Phoenix only picked u...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Friday morning tidbits

    Mark Stepneski

    Another great game between the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings last night, and the Sharks win 3-2 to take Game 7 and move on to the Western Conference Final against Vancouver.'s Pierre LeBrun has the game story here. Was it t...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  16. 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