EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars' dreadful start seems like a long time ago now.
Jamie Benn scored 1:14 into overtime, and the Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Saturday for...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Dallas Stars are reverting back to what made them successful last season: defense.
Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist and the Stars beat the...
DALLAS (AP) — Stars defenseman Roman Polak has a small fracture in his sternum and will be re-evaluated next week.
Dallas didn't offer a timetable in the update on Polak on Friday. In the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roope Hintz and the Dallas Stars got a big win Thursday night in what is becoming a competitive race in the Western Conference.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Anton Khudobin is making himself at home in Nashville.
Khudobin made 37 saves, Blake Comeau and Mattias Janmark scored late in the third period and the Dallas Stars beat the Predators 3-1 on Saturday night.
After making 49 saves in a Dec. 27 shutout in Nashville, Khudobin was again excellent, setting up Comeau's and Janmark's decisive goals.
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn's new linemates, Blake Comeau and Radek Faksa, were surprising goal scorers for Dallas on Saturday night.
Comeau, Faksa and Brett Ritchie scored their first goals of the new year and the Stars defeated the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets 4-2.
"We really didn't do anything special out there," said Benn, the Stars' captain. "We just put it in the corners and tried to hit guys and work our butts off. When you do that, good things happen."
DALLAS (AP) — Limited to 11 forwards because of injuries, the Dallas Stars got the game they needed from top scorers Jason Spezza and John Klingberg.
Spezza and Klingberg each had a goal and an assist and the Stars snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Blake Comeau and Tyler Pitlick each scored their first goal of the season, and seven of the 11 forwards had at least one point.
LAST SEASON: 42-32-8. Sixth in Central Division.
COACH: Jim Montgomery (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: LW Blake Comeau, RW Valeri Nichushkin, D Roman Polak, G Anton Khudobin.
LOST: F Antoine Roussel, F Curtis McKenzie. D Dan Hamhuis, D Greg Pateryn, G Kari Lehtonen.
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche leaned on their speed to get off to another flying start.
DENVER (AP) — This illustrates just how well things have been going for Nathan MacKinnon: He fanned on a shot, got it back, skated to the other side, launched the puck toward the net, hit a defender and in it goes.
"Lucky," he said.
They all count the same.
MacKinnon kept up his torrid scoring with two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov was sharp in making 37 saves and the Colorado Avalanche extended Detroit's skid to 10 straight games by beating the Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon dropped the gloves to stick up for a teammate who took a big check.
Admirable, his coach said. Understandable, too.
"But I would advise him not to be doing that the rest of the year," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said of the team's top scorer. "He's such a big part of our club that there's too much at risk there."
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A late comeback bid by the Oilers didn't deflate the Colorado Avalanche.
J.T Compher scored 2:28 into overtime as the Avalanche snapped a three-game losing skid with a 4-3 victory over the Oilers, who had tied the game with just 27 seconds left in the third to send it to extra time.
TORONTO (AP) — Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier heard the Bronx cheers from the Air Canada Centre crowd on Monday night.
He remembers listening to Toronto fans giving him the same sort of hard time when he was a member of the Maple Leafs as they struggled through the 2015-16 season.
"It's not as bad when you are the away team," he said.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have relied on their stars to carry the offense, but it was the supporting cast that got things rolling on New Year's Eve.
Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in less than two minutes in the second period, and Colorado routed the New York Islanders 6-1 on Sunday night.
Carl Soderberg and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist each, and Matt Nieto and Patrik Nemeth also scored for Colorado, which blew open the game with four goals in the second.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche stopped shooting pucks off the post and started firing shots off opponents.
It produced two goals and eventually a third straight victory.
The Avalanche got one goal off a Philadelphia skate and another off a Flyers stick in the second period, and then Mikko Rantanen scored the winner in the shootout in a 5-4 victory Saturday night.
DENVER (AP) — Carolina unleashed a flurry of shots from every direction and angle imaginable. That's all right, Semyon Varlamov was back on his game.
Varlamov stopped a career-high 57 shots, Blake Comeau scored the first of Colorado's three second-period goals over a 3:33 span and the Avalanche beat the Hurricanes 5-3 on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — Robert Bortuzzo took full responsibility for plowing into his own goaltender to set up an easy and momentum-swinging goal for Colorado.
The St. Louis defenseman made up for it minutes later with the sealing goal.
DENVER (AP) — Boone Jenner made sure that credit went where credit should for his winning goal.
To Brandon Dubinsky for setting up the play. To Cam Atkinson for that on-the-money, no-look pass.
"A heck of a play by them," Jenner said.
Jenner knocked in the winner with 11:03 remaining, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 18 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night.
"Really happy for Boone to pop one," Dubinsky said. "He's been knocking on the door."
DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov put recent struggles behind him, and the Colorado Avalanche's sputtering offense did the same — at least for one night.
Varlamov had 32 saves, Patrick Wiercioch and Rene Bourque scored 22 seconds apart and the Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Gabriel Landeskog and Blake Comeau also scored for Colorado, and Wiercioch added an assist for an offense that scored more than three goals for the first time in 12 games.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Shane Harper scored his first two NHL goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night.
Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Marchessault each had a goal and an assist and Aaron Ekblad also scored a goal for the Panthers while Roberto Luongo made 26 saves.
Matt Duchene and Blake Comeau scored goals for the Avalanche. Semyon Varlamov made 33 stops.