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...
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.
Play like 1999: Cup-winning coach Hitchcock back with Stars
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars would be just fine if it becomes like 1999 all over again.
Ken Hitchcock, the coach who led the Stars to their only Stanley Cup championship nearly two decades ago, is back on their bench.
First-timers, familiar faces hop on NHL’s coaching carousel
When the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien in February, Joel Quenneville took over as the longest-serving NHL head coach.
Hired in October 2008, Quenneville enters his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks amid a continuously rotating cast of coaching peers. Seven teams hired new coaches this offseason, including the first head coach in the history of the league's 31st franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights.
Rangers hire Leetch, Richards as hockey operations advisers
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have hired former players Brian Leetch and Brad Richards as advisers.
General manager Jeff Gorton announced the hires Tuesday. Leetch and Richards will work on prospect development and assist with on-ice development for the Rangers and their top affiliate, the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolf Pack.
Rangers hire Lindy Ruff as assistant coach
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have hired longtime NHL head coach Lindy Ruff as an assistant to Alain Vigneault.
The Rangers announced the hire Monday. The 57-year-old Ruff was a head coach for almost 19 seasons, compiling a record of 736-554-78-125.
He ranks fourth among head coaches in regular-season games coached, trailing Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour and Joel Quenneville.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have locked up a goalie with Stanley Cup Final experience in hopes of solving one of their biggest problems.
Ben Bishop signed a six-year, $29.5 million deal with the Stars, whose announcement Friday came only three days after the team acquired rights to the 30-year-old goalie from the Los Angeles Kings. Dallas gave up a fourth-round pick in next month's NHL draft.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin has had surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder and should be ready for training camp in September.
The team said Seguin had the procedure Tuesday and was expected to make a full recovery in four months.
Hitch is back: Stars bring Hitchcock back 15 years later
DALLAS (AP) — Ken Hitchcock feels like he is coming home with his return to the Dallas Stars, more than 15 years after they fired the coach who led them to their only Stanley Cup championship.
Hitchcock also knows his re-introduction to Dallas is about now — not then.
Stars keep expectations high after playoff-less season
DALLAS (AP) — Now that Dallas general manager Jim Nill has decided to replace Lindy Ruff, he's looking for another coach just like him: experienced, successful, ready to win immediately even though the Stars just missed the playoffs.
That's because the circumstances are drastically different than four years ago when Nill was hired and chose Ruff with the franchise mired in its longest playoff drought at five years.
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin tied the game in the third period, nullified a winning goal in overtime and then scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday night.
The Dallas center helped the Stars earn their only shootout win of the season with a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Dallas appeared to have the win with 1:08 left in overtime when John Klingberg put a shot past Colorado's Jeremy Smith. The goal was disallowed when a video replay showed that Seguin was offside.
Lehtonen, Spezza lead Dallas past Carolina 3-0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With no playoffs to look forward to, the Dallas Stars are stuck being spoilers. They just wish they didn't have so much experience in that role.
Jason Spezza scored, Kari Lehtonen earned his third shutout of the season and Dallas beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Saturday night.
Seguin gets power-play goal as Stars beat Canucks 4-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff said he needed more from his leaders after a string of demoralizing losses.
Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn stepped up to the challenge
Seguin scored on the power play in the third period and the Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Thursday night to snap a three-game slide.
"The guys did a great job responding," Seguin said. "Our compete level was a lot higher, just our will. ... We were missing it the last few games."
Benn’s goal breaks tie in 3rd, Stars beat Coyotes 5-2
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn was hardly willing to concede that Dallas is out of playoff contention, even after the Stars made a trade earlier in the day that seemed to indicate they were looking to the future.
Benn scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and Dallas beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night.
Roussel has hat trick, Benn lifts Stars over Lightning in OT
DALLAS (AP) — Antoine Roussel might be buying lunch for his Dallas Stars teammates for a while.
The fan favorite netted his first career hat trick, captain Jamie Benn scored 3:47 into overtime and the Stars rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night.
"He bought lunch today, so I think he's going to have to do that again," Benn said.
Eaves scores 2 goals, Stars beat Hurricanes 5-2
DALLAS (AP) — It took Patrick Eaves 11 seasons to exceed the 20 goals he scored in his rookie season.
Eaves scored two goals on Saturday, and the Dallas Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2.
His first goal was one of three in the first 6:11 against Carolina goalie Cam Ward. In the second period of his 600th career game, Eaves scored his career-high 21st goal. It was his 11th on the power play this season.
NHL leads North American sports in midseason coach firings
The 38 in-season firings of an NHL coach over the past 10 years:
Anaheim Ducks: Randy Carlyle, 2011(asterisk)
Boston Bruins: Claude Julien, 2017(asterisk)
Buffalo Sabres: Lindy Ruff, 2013
Buffalo Sabres: Ron Rolston, 2013
Carolina Hurricanes: Peter Laviolette, 2009(asterisk)
Hudler scores tiebreaker, Stars beat Kings in 6-4 thriller
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Stars and Kings exchanged seven goals in a frenetic 13-minute span, both coaches felt compelled to yank their starting goalies in the third period of a one-goal game.
Dallas hung on to put a solid finish on a wacky Monday night at Staples Center.
Jiri Hudler scored the tiebreaking goal with 12:16 to play, and the Stars blew a late two-goal lead before hanging on for a 6-4 victory over Los Angeles.
Jagr scores 756th career goal as Panthers beat Stars 3-1
DALLAS (AP) — Jaromir Jagr offered a brief wave to the Dallas crowd during a video tribute to Florida's 44-year-old forward in the first period.
Then the No. 2 scorer in NHL history finished off a quick start that helped the Panthers end a four-game losing streak.
Jagr scored his 756th career goal and had an assist and the Panthers stopped Dallas' season-best three-game winning streak with a 3-1 win in the Stars' traditional New Year's Eve home game Saturday night.
Benn scores 200th goal, Stars beat Predators 5-2
DALLAS (AP) — For the first time this season, Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff started Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin on a line centered by Jason Spezza.
They came up big against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Benn scored his 200th career goal and added two assists, Spezza also had a goal and two assists, and Seguin added a goal and an assist to lead the Stars to a 5-2 win over the Predators.
Benn wrists in goal in OT, Stars beat Wild 3-2
DALLAS (AP) — It had been so long since the Dallas Stars won a game in overtime that coach Lindy Ruff conducted a brief lesson on the bench after the third period on Monday night.
The tutorial took hold. Jamie Benn flicked in a goal 1:23 into overtime, lifting Dallas over the Minnesota Wild 3-2.
The Stars had lost five straight overtime games and nine in a row going back to last season. Their last overtime win at home was on Nov. 14, 2015 — also 3-2 against the Wild.
Seguin has 4 assists, Jamie Benn 3 as Stars beat Blues 6-2
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin was the consummate setup man Thursday night.
Seguin matched his career high with four assists — on Dallas' first four goals — to help the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 6-2 in a rematch of their playoff series last season.
John Klingberg had two goals for the Stars, including an empty-netter. Patrick Eaves, Stephen Johns, Jason Spezza and Jordie Benn also scored for Dallas. Jamie Benn had three assists.
Niemi makes 28 saves, Stars beat Jets 3-2
DALLAS (AP) — Antti Niemi made 28 saves, but more important than how many he made was when he made them in the Dallas Stars' 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
"It wasn't that he was tested in bunches," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said, "but he had to make some huge saves for us. Breakaway saves, there was a couple game-changers."
The most important might have been two saves by Niemi in the latter half of the first period while the game was still 0-0.
Martinez scores in OT, Kings beat Stars 4-3
DALLAS (AP) — Alec Martinez, who saw one apparent goal disallowed, scored 1:20 into overtime as Los Angeles Kings beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Thursday night.
Martinez's wrist shot from the slot went past a screen by Tanner Pearson to beat Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen.
"(Tyler Toffoli) made a really good play to me in the slot. (Pearson) was in front with a good screen," Martinez said. "All I had to do was really hit the net."