Stars try to brush off another blown lead, visit Jets

It’s a clash for second place in the top-heavy, ultra-competitive Central Division when the Winnipeg Jets play host to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Both clubs are tied behind the Colorado Avalanche, and both are looking to rebound from disappointing losses. The Stars are on a 1-2-1 skid and are coming off a blown two-goal lead in their 7-4 home loss to the Flames on Friday. Calgary scored five unanswered goals, four in the third

Stars brush off OT loss, ‘in a good spot’ as Flames visit

The Dallas Stars headed into Thanksgiving sitting atop the Central Division and having claimed victories in five of their last seven games. So despite having dropped two of their last three outings, the latest being Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime affair with the Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights, the Stars are feeling good about themselves in anticipation of hosting the Calgary Flames on Friday. “Big picture, we are going into the break in a good spot,” coach

Division leaders match up as Knights visit Stars

The Vegas Golden Knights head into Wednesday night’s game against the host Dallas Stars with a Western Conference-best 28 points and are tied for the NHL lead in wins with 13. But it’s fair to say the defending Stanley Cup champions have been leaking a little oil lately, especially on offense. Vegas, shut out twice over 104 games in the regular season and playoffs combined a season ago, has been blanked twice in four games

Ex-Av Matt Duchene excelling as Stars prepare to host his former team

Matt Duchene has roamed around the league since successfully demanding to get out of Colorado six years ago, but the veteran looks as if he’s found a home with the Dallas Stars. He will have a brief reunion with his former team when Dallas hosts the Avalanche on Saturday night. The third overall pick by Colorado in 2009, Duchene debuted at 18 and played eight-plus years with the Avalanche before being dealt to Ottawa early

Stars aim to continue streak, host Coyotes

The Dallas Stars will aim to record a season-high fourth straight victory on Tuesday night when they open a five-game homestand against the Arizona Coyotes. Jason Robertson and Wyatt Johnston collected two goals and an assist apiece and Matt Duchene had one of each in Dallas’ 8-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. The Stars erupted for seven goals on special teams — five on the power play and two short-handed — to complete

Stars face Wild in search of third straight win

The Dallas Stars will go for their third straight victory when they visit the Minnesota Wild on Sunday evening in St. Paul, Minn. Dallas just notched road wins against the Winnipeg Jets and the Columbus Blue Jackets in the past three days. The Stars have won nine of their first 13 games and are in first place in the Western Conference’s Central Division. Stars coach Peter DeBoer likes what he is seeing from his team

Stars feel strong start could be even better with Jets up next

The Dallas Stars are considered a Stanley Cup contender and lead the Central Division, yet they don’t believe they have found their stride yet in the early portion of the season. As the Stars prepare to face the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday in the second installment of a three-game road swing, they are still looking for that top-tier game despite a strong record. “We’ve been playing some good hockey as a group, but it’s crazy

Stars seek faster start, hit road to face Jackets

The Dallas Stars will look to snap their first two-game losing streak of the season when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. After winning three straight games, the Stars were blanked 2-0 by the Vancouver Canucks and then dropped a 3-2 decision to the visiting Boston Bruins on Monday. Dallas fell behind 2-0 against Boston and a rally fell short. Poor starts continue to be a problem, as the Stars have been

Pair of NHL elites face off as Bruins take on Stars

The Dallas Stars host the Boston Bruins in a Monday night clash of early-season NHL heavyweights who are looking to shake off tough weekend losses. Boston let an early 2-0 lead slip away for the second straight game and later surrendered three third-period goals in Saturday’s 5-4 loss at Detroit, its first regulation setback of the season. “If you want to be a playoff team, you have to be good down the stretch and find

Rising Stars, improved Canucks meet in early-season showdown

The high-flying Dallas Stars haven’t skipped a beat from last season as they get set on Saturday to visit the equally-hot Vancouver Canucks, who are making an early case for the NHL’s best Canadian team. The Stars are one of a handful of preseason favorites to challenge for the Stanley Cup, while Vancouver is raising eyebrows for its ability to win consistently on the road. Both teams have 15 points. Dallas is looking for its