Morning Skate: Honka returns, possibly for good, and Oleksiak doesn’t fit on right side

DALLAS — Julius Honka is back in the lineup after a one-game game absence. Honka was scratched in favor of Jamie Oleksiak during the Dallas Stars 5-4 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. At Saturday’s morning skate Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said Honka’s scratch didn’t have anything to do with his performance. “We trust […]

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Stars Daily October 20: Stars leading NHL in Combined Special Teams Efficiency

With Thursday’s win against the Arizona Coyotes the Dallas Stars have won three straight games and pulled above .500 for the first time this season. And through seven games special teams have been the catalyst for success. The Stars have the NHL’s third-best statistical penalty kill at 88.9 percent, while the power play is tied […]

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NOTES: Stars putting past road struggles behind them? Oleksiak struggles in return

Throughout this season the Dallas Stars have been adamant that the 2016-17 season was in the past. It might as well be the team motto, “this is a whole new year.” Whenever a media member asks a question referring to last season, players have gone back to that phrase and used it ad nauseam. Actions […]

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Stars Daily October 19: Checking in on Philippe Desrosiers

Dallas Stars goalie prospect Philippe Desrosiers picked up his second win of the season for the ECHL-affiliated Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday. After stopping 33 shots in a 3-1 victory Desrosiers now has a 2-0 record, 1.51 goals against average, and .949 save percentage in two starts. Getting sent to the ECHL and losing the out […]

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NOTES: Stars have tough defensive decision to make after win vs Coyotes

DALLAS — A difficult defensive dilemma may have gotten more confusing for Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock in a 3-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. Dan Hamhuis, who had struggled most of the season, had his best game with a goal and an assist to go along with overall well-rounded play. His […]

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