Stars defenseman Lindell signs new $34.8M, 6-year contract

Sports 05/16/19, 11:00

Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell has signed a $34.8 million, six-year contract that will run through the 2024-25 season.The deal with an average value of $5.8 million per year was announced Thursday, a week before Lindell's 25th birthday. The 6-foot-3 Finn was a restricted free agent.Lindell had a plus-14 rating ...

Dallas Stars in good place despite season finish

Hockey 05/08/19, 16:40

Goaltender Ben Bishop talked somberly about the end of the season. Defenseman John Klingberg described his emotions as pretty empty. After a double-overtime loss in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, it was hard for the Dallas Stars to reflect on just how far they had come in coach Jim ...

Maroon’s OT goal lifts Blues past Stars in Game 7

Sports 05/07/19, 23:31

Pat Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night.Maroon slammed the puck in after Robert Thomas skated in on Ben Bishop from the right ...

Blues still desperate and trailing Stars going into Game 6

Sports 05/04/19, 17:23

The St. Louis Blues have been playing desperate hockey all of 2019 — since being in last place at the start of January and making an incredible comeback to make the playoffs.Now they are trailing in the postseason for the first time, down 3-2 in their second-round series against the ...

Spezza, Lindell score as Stars edge for 3-2 series lead

Sports 05/03/19, 23:34

Jason Spezza scored and Ben Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead int heir Western Conference semifinal series.Esa Lindell also scored for the Stars, who can advance with a win in Game 6 at home on ...

Stars switch top lines and beat Blues 4-2 to even series 2-2

Hockey 05/01/19, 23:31

Rookie Roope Hintz scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov each had two assists and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Wednesday night to even the second-round series at two games each.Rookie coach Jim Montgomery made a significant change by switching ...

Blues prevail in wild 3rd to beat Stars 4-3 for 2-1 lead

Hockey 04/29/19, 22:10

Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.Maroon's second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered the ...

Stars, Blues find way with new coaches, go into Game 3 even

Hockey 04/28/19, 15:46

Jim Montgomery is a rookie NHL coach with a championship background.With Montgomery, their third coach in three seasons after grizzled and somewhat different veterans Ken Hitchcock and Lindy Ruff, the Dallas Stars have gained home-ice advantage in the second round of their Western Conference playoff series against the St. Louis ...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars beat Blues 4-2 to tie series

Hockey 04/27/19, 17:23

Ben Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series.Miro Heiskanen and Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars.Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored for St. Louis, and Jordan ...

Tarasenko scores twice, Blues beat Stars 3-2 in Game 1

Hockey 04/25/19, 23:28

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night in first game of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series.Robby Fabbri also scored and Jordan Binnington made 27 saves for the Blues, who had lost three of four to Dallas during the regular ...

Turnabout for Stars, Blues complete with 2nd-round showdown

Sports 04/23/19, 01:49

When first-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out his team over a "culture of mediocrity" in January, the St. Louis Blues weren't too far removed from having the worst record in the NHL.Now the Central Division rivals will meet in the second round of the playoffs — and Montgomery ...

Klingberg’s OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Hockey 04/22/19, 23:46

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Monday night to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games. Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov.The win by the ...

Klingberg’s OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Sports 04/22/19, 23:17

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov.The win by the Stars came 11 ...

Caps can eliminate Canes; Preds try to stay alive vs. Stars

Hockey 04/21/19, 14:52

Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room. "To ourselves, I think," Holtby said, "to show that when we play that way we're going to be real ...

Stars push Predators to edge of elimination with 5-3 win

Sports 04/20/19, 17:01

Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday to push the Western Conference's No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination.The Stars came into the postseason as the West's first wild card and are up 3-2 in the ...

Predators take 2-1 series lead over Stars with 3-2 victory

Hockey 04/15/19, 23:41

Mikael Granlund scored on a wrist shot from just inside the blue line with 8:19 left and the Nashville Predators, after blowing a two-goal lead, beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.Granlund, acquired in a trade with ...

Predators beat Stars 2-1 in OT, even series 1-1

Sports 04/13/19, 20:24

Craig Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday, tying the first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.Smith scored his first this postseason from the inside edge of the left circle to snap a three-game playoff skid on home ...

Heiskanen scores 2, Stars beat Predators for 1-0 series lead

Sports 04/10/19, 23:29

Rookie Miro Heiskanen scored two goals in his first postseason game, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series.Heiskanen became the eighth rookie teenage defenseman in NHL history to score a goal in their first career playoff ...

Stars, Predators ready to build a rivalry in playoffs

Hockey 04/09/19, 16:45

The NHL could not have planned this any better.The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars are due to meet in the next Winter Classic but first the two Central Division foes have a chance to build up their rivalry starting Wednesday night in the first postseason series between them."It's probably really ...

Montgomery steers Stars to playoffs in college-to-pro debut

Hockey 04/09/19, 01:23

While the NHL buzzed in early January over the Dallas Stars CEO profanely ripping the franchise's two best players, first-year coach Jim Montgomery worked to figure out how to make defense the priority for a team that was having trouble scoring goals.Never mind that the former journeyman forward was also ...

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