DALLAS (AP) — Goaltender Ben Bishop talked somberly about the end of the season. Defenseman John Klingberg described his emotions as pretty empty.
DALLAS (AP) — The first-year coach for the Dallas Stars switched up his top two lines, a move that put rookie Roope Hintz skating with captain Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov.
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...
DALLAS (AP) — 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...
Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special.
Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary...
DALLAS (AP) — The bounce-back effort by Ben Bishop after a tough game didn't surprise Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery.
Dallas also got a power boost to go with Bishop's 34 saves, scoring...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miro Heiskanen turned in a postseason debut to remember, even if the Dallas rookie defenseman didn't wind up writing himself into the NHL's record book because of a late...
DALLAS (AP) — 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...
DALLAS (AP) — With Ben Bishop as stubborn as ever in goal, a scoreless tie after three periods would have been enough to give Dallas the Western Conference's top wild-card spot Saturday...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dallas starting goaltender Ben Bishop went down with an injury. Anton Khudobin took over and the Stars never missed a beat.
Radulov, Stars too much for Panthers 4-2
DALLAS (AP) — Stars coach Jim Montgomery had the right answer for Florida's top-10 offense on Tuesday night.
Montgomery countered the Panthers' firepower with some of his own, reuniting...
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop hasn't had a lot of room for error when he shuts out opponents this season.
Bishop made 28 saves for his 28th career shutout, John Klingberg scored a second-period...
McElhinney stops 24 shots, Hurricanes beat Stars 3-0
DALLAS (AP) — Barely tested through the first two periods, Curtis McElhinney was unbeatable when the Dallas Stars picked up their intensity in the third.
Khudobin, Seguin lead Stars past Panthers 3-0
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Dallas coach Jim Montgomery isn't looking for style points from his club. Instead, the coach said it's hard work and commitment that's paying off for the Stars.
Anton Khudobin recorded his second shutout of the season and Tyler Seguin had two goals and an assist as Dallas beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 Tuesday night in the third game of the Stars' five-game road trip.
Seguin scores tiebreaker, Stars beat Coyotes 5-4
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin provided the game-winning goal in a wild third period that opened with Dallas trailing and having to kill nearly three penalty minutes and ended with the Stars scoring four goals.
Seguin's tie-breaking goal came with 7:32 to play in a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.
Roope Hintz, John Klingberg, Radek Faksa and Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars. Ben Bishop made 38 saves as Dallas extended its winning streak to a season-best five games.
Comeau and Janmark score late, lead Stars over Predators 3-1
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.
Bishop’s shutout, Benn’s goal help Stars beat Sabres 1-0
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop was so solid in net it didn't matter that the Dallas Stars were held under two goals for the fifth time in six games.
Jamie Benn scored in the first period and Bishop stopped 30 shots to help Dallas beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Wednesday night.
"As the game progressed, I thought (Bishop) got better and better," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "In the third, he was our best player and he had to be and he really broke pucks out really well."
Raw moments for Stars show eagerness for playoff relevance
DALLAS (AP) — First-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out the franchise for a "culture of mediocrity," led a feedback-sharing session with players and briefly benched one of his top-scoring forwards.
And this was all in less than a week, not long after team CEO Jim Lites profanely ripped the performances of captain Jamie Benn and fellow high-priced forward Tyler Seguin.
Kyle Connor ends drought, Jets beat Stars 5-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor ended a 10-game pointless streak with a goal to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Sunday.
Adam Lowry, Tyler Myers, Bryan Little and Josh Morrissey, with an empty-net goal, also scored. Morrissey added an assist, Jacob Trouba had two, and Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves.
"Nothing's really changed too much from my game," Connor said. "I thought I was a little quicker tonight, played with lots of speed."
Khudobin makes 49 saves as Stars beat Predators 2-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After a turbulent trip to Nashville, the Dallas Stars were settled down by their goaltender once they got on the ice.
Anton Khudobin made a career-high 49 saves to lead the Stars to a 2-0 victory over the slumping Predators on Thursday night.
Heiskanen, Ritchie score in 3rd, Stars beat Sharks 3-2
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop bought enough time for Dallas to rally for its fourth consecutive victory.
Bishop made a season-high 41 saves and Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie scored in the third period, sending the Stars to a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
"Ben Bishop's the reason why we won that game," coach Jim Montgomery said. "We were bad in the first, and thank God, Ben Bishop wasn't."
Benn’s 5th goal in 6 games helps Stars beat Oilers 4-1
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn kept up his scoring binge and helped the Dallas Stars get another win.
Benn scored his fifth goal in six games, and the Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Monday night.
"Jamie Benn has been phenomenal all year," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "It's getting close to 10 games now that he's winning so many battles. When your best players are your hardest workers you start to see the team build."
Compher, Rantanen score late in 3rd, Avs defeat Stars 3-2
DENVER (AP) — A late rally by Colorado spoiled Jim Montgomery's return to Denver.
J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen scored 45 seconds apart late in the third period, and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night.
Rantanen also had an assist, and Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche. Colorado has won four in a row and is 6-0-1 in its last seven games.
Heiskanen scores 2 goals, Stars rally to beat Senators 6-4
DALLAS (AP) — Miro Heiskanen and the Dallas Stars' new defense stepped up — on offense — Friday night.
Heiskanen, a rookie, had his first two-goal game, and the Stars, behind four goals from defensemen, rallied to beat the Ottawa Senators 6-4.
"I think it was the most shots that got through from our defense all season," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "The four goals were important."
Stars beat Capitals in OT for 3rd straight win
WASHINGTON (AP) — Remembering recent failures when it comes to extending winning streaks and fearing the defending Stanley Cup champions turned out to be a perfect recipe for the Dallas Stars.
Anton Khudobin makes 31 saves, Stars beat Maple Leafs 2-1
TORONTO (AP) — Dallas backup goalie Anton Khudobin stopped the high-scoring Toronto Maple Leafs.
Khudobin made 31 saves to help the Stars beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 on Thursday night.
"He's such a great teammate," Dallas coach Jim Montgomery said. "He brings energy every day. He puts a smile on everyone's face. With (Bishop) playing so well it's been hard to get him in as many games as we'd like. "But it's great for his confidence, great for the team morale how good he played."
Spezza, Klingberg score as the Stars top Kings 4-2
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.
Benn, Seguin score twice, Stars beat Jets 5-1
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn wasn't impressed with his 600th career point, or his 601st.
Those two power-play goals, and three others by his linemates, were more than enough for the Dallas Stars to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Saturday night.
When asked whether he'd thought about 600, Benn answered simply, "No."
Tyler Seguin — who had two goals, one on the power play, and two assists — had more to say.
"It's great," he said. "He's a heck of hockey player. He deserves accolades like that."
Stars control Coyotes 3-0 in Montgomery’s NHL coaching debut
DALLAS (AP) — Jim Montgomery didn't pause very long to savor a win in his NHL coaching debut.
The Dallas Stars coach isn't even sure it counts.
"First of all, players win games," Montgomery said after Devin Shore, Alexander Radulov and John Klingberg scored less than two minutes apart in the second period of a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Stars into 1st season with college-to-NHL coach Montgomery
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.
Stars ready for fun offense under coach fresh out of college
DALLAS (AP) — This is the third season in a row the Dallas Stars have a different coach and a different style. They're ready to have some fun with the guy fresh out of college.
The Dallas Stars will move forward with their new coach and a familiar young face after missing out on the NHL's top free agent.
General manager Jim Nill started another long offseason for the Stars without postseason play by hiring coach Jim Montgomery out of the college ranks in early May. On the first day of free agency Sunday, right wing Valeri Nichushkin signed a $5.9 million, two-year contract to return to Dallas after the last two seasons playing at home in Russia.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars hired veteran assistant Rick Bowness to serve on rookie coach Jim Montgomery's staff.
General manager Jim Nill announced the hire Friday before the NHL draft, after the Tampa Bay Lightning replaced Bowness on Jon Cooper's staff with former NHL forward and minor league assistant Jeff Halpern. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announced the promotion of Halpern from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — New Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery has added his first new assistant.
Todd Nelson, who spent the last three seasons as head coach for Grand Rapids in the American Hockey League, was named a Stars assistant coach on Thursday. It is his third job with an NHL team, including a 46-game stint as Edmonton's head coach in 2014-15 when the Oilers went 17-22-7 before he went to the AHL's Griffins.