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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, looks to pass the puck as Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lindell scores winner in OT, Stars rally to beat Avs 3-2

Jan. 15, 2020 12:57 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jamie Benn provided the pep by throwing some punches. It ignited the Dallas Stars' comeback. Esa Lindell scored 1:54 into overtime after Jason Dickinson tied the game late in regulation and the Stars put the finishing touches on a season series sweep of Colorado by beating the Avalanche 3-2...

In this Nov. 21, 2018 photo, Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery stands behind his bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh.  The former Dallas Stars coach said Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, his abrupt dismissal by the NHL club was

Montgomery calls firing by Stars 'appropriate,' enters rehab

Jan. 4, 2020 9:45 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery said Friday his abrupt dismissal by the NHL club was "appropriate" and he has entered alcohol rehab. Montgomery's statement was his first public comment since he was fired Dec. 10 for unspecified unprofessional conduct. He said the firing was “a...

The Dallas Stars celebrate their 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators at the end of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at the Cotton Bowl, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Dallas Stars emerge from eventful first half in solid shape

Jan. 2, 2020 5:23 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — There was the 1-7-1 start for the Dallas Stars, who had such high expectations after an impressive playoff run last season. When they started consistently winning again, there was the shocking coaching change unrelated to anything on the ice. Dallas then opened 2020 with another comeback...

The Nashville Predators go through hockey practice at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 before playing in the NHL Winter Classic against the Dallas Stars on New Year’s Day. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins)

Texas-sized NHL Winter Classic for Stars, Preds in Cotton

Dec. 31, 2019 8:30 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Welcome to a Texas-sized NHL Winter Classic. The annual showcase is going to be one big outdoor game when the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday — even without “Big Tex” booming out the customary “Howdy,...

Dallas Stars defenseman Taylor Fedun (42) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Pacioretty scores in OT, Golden Knights beat Stars 3-2

Dec. 14, 2019 12:44 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights went on the offensive in OT, and the aggressive approach quickly paid off. Max Pacioretty scored on a backhander 51 seconds into overtime and the Knights beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night. Vegas coach Gerard Gallant put Pacioretty, the team's scoring leader,...

San Jose Sharks interim coach Bob Boughner, upper left, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Sharks seek new voice after firing coach Peter DeBoer

Dec. 13, 2019 2:46 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Flying back home from a winless road trip, general manager Doug Wilson could feel the same lack of energy and excitement that had plagued the San Jose Sharks on the ice too often this season. So soon after the team landed, Wilson decided to do something he hadn't done in more than...

FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer watches action from the bench during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburgh Penguins series in Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks have fired coach Peter DeBoer, a person with direct knowledge of the move said, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the firing hadn't been formally announced. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

San Jose Sharks fire coach Peter DeBoer

Dec. 11, 2019 10:05 PM EST

The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San Jose also fired...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) deflects the puck as Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) applies pressure in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Dallas. Pavelski scored Dallas' second goal of the game on the deflection. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Stars win Bowness’ 1st game as coach, shut out Devils 2-0

Dec. 11, 2019 1:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Rick Bowness had quite a day. Bowness woke up as an assistant coach for the Dallas Stars and finished Tuesday with his first win as an interim head coach in 15 years, hours after coach Jim Montgomery was fired. Behind Ben Bishop’s first shutout this season and 32nd of his career,...

Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery, Andrew Cogliano (11), Jason Dickinson (18) and Corey Perry (10) watch play against the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The Stars won 4-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dallas Stars fire Jim Montgomery for unprofessional conduct

Dec. 11, 2019 12:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, citing unspecified unprofessional conduct in a surprising blow to one of the preseason favorites in the NHL's Western Conference. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with “core values and...