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Dallas Stars' Joe Pavelski (16) celebrates a goal against the Calgary Flames during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

7-goal surges push Avalanche and Stars into 2nd-round series

Aug. 21, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars certainly can't take too much comfort in those four victories over Colorado in the regular season or their unprecedented seven-goal surge to advance in these unusual playoffs. Life has certainly been different in the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta, where the Avalanche and Stars open the second...

Calgary Flames' Rasmus Andersson (4) and goalie David Rittich try for the puck as Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) puts it into the net during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gurianov scores 4, Stars rally to clinch series over Flames

Aug. 21, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Denis Gurianov and the Dallas Stars pulled off quite a trick, turning a big early deficit into a lopsided series-clinching victory. Gurianov scored four goals, including a hat trick in the second period while also assisting on the go-ahead score, and Dallas rallied from a...

Washington Capitals defenceman Dmitry Orlov (9) hits New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during the third period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Isles look to close out Caps, Stars have Flames on brink

Aug. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

Losing with a chance to sweep the Washington Capitals didn't surprise Barry Trotz on the opposite bench after he coached them to the Stanley Cup in 2018. “I know too much about that core," Trotz said. “I didn’t expect them to go away." His New York Islanders will get another opportunity to...

Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23), Denis Gurianov (34) and John Klingberg (3) celebrate a goal during third period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Klingberg gets winner, Stars beat Flames 2-1 for 3-2 lead

Aug. 18, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg didn't have the decisive goal taken away this time. The Dallas defenseman scored his first goal since the NHL's restart early in the third period, and the Stars held on for a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames in a crucial Game 5 of their Western Conference playoff...

Dallas Stars' John Klingberg (3) and Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal against the Calgary Flames during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars win 5-4 in OT to tie Flames after Pavelski hat trick

Aug. 16, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg got the initial credit for Dallas' overtime goal after Joe Pavelski forced the extra period by completing a hat trick in the final seconds of regulation. The Dallas defenseman knew a scoring change was coming. Klingberg's hard shot grazed Alexander Radulov's stick...

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) scoops the puck from the net as the New York Islanders celebrate their goal during third-period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders, Canucks, Flames try to get one win from advancing

Aug. 16, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz knows just how capable the Washington Capitals are in coming back from an 0-2 series deficit. They did it two years ago in the first round against Columbus when he was the Capitals' coach and they were on their Stanley Cup championship run. Now, with the Islanders holding a...

Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund (11) scores on Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) during the second period in the first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Another shorty for Flames in 2-0 win over Stars for 2-1 lead

Aug. 15, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund scored Calgary's second short-handed goal in as many nights, Cam Talbot stopped 35 shots in his second shutout this postseason and the Flames beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Friday night to take a 2-1 series lead in their Western Conference playoff series. The goal by...

Calgary Flames goalie Cam Talbot (39) makes the save on Dallas Stars' Corey Perry (10) as Stars' Radek Faksa (12) tries to get the rebound during the second period of a first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars get late goal for 5-4 win over Flames to even series

Aug. 14, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Miro Heiskanen set the tone early for the Stars when on the ice with their top line. Corey Perry and Jamie Oleksiak made sure Dallas got a series-evening win without needing overtime. Oleksiak scored with 40 seconds left in regulation on a nifty pass from Perry as the Stars caught...

Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) tries to get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

First-round back-to-backs favor NHL teams with 2 top goalies

Aug. 12, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

After a season of splitting goaltending duties to keep them rested for the playoffs, Bruce Cassidy knew several months off had cut into that well-planned advantage for the Boston Bruins. With the back-to-back in his first-round series against Carolina set for Games 5 and 6 more than a week away, Cassidy figured...

Calgary Flames' Rasmus Andersson (4) celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dube scores twice as Flames beat Stars 3-2 in Game 1

Aug. 11, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rasmus Andersson snapped a tie after Dillon Dube scored twice in the first period for the confident Calgary Flames, who beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series Tuesday. “It feels good. You can feel the chemistry in the...