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Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) is scored on by Colorado Avalanche's Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during second period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Rookie Makar, Avs cruise to 4-0 round-robin win over Stars

Aug. 5, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — High-scoring rookie defenseman Cale Makar connected on an early power-play goal, 30-year-old Pavel Francouz recorded a shutout in his postseason debut and the Colorado Avalanche cruised to a 4-0 round-robin win over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. Joonas Donskoi, Vladislav...

Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop (30) is hit by Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier (28) during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden Knights rally for 5-3 round-robin win over Stars

Aug. 3, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Will Carrier scored the tiebreaker with 5:12 left in the game, Robin Lehner had 24 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 in Western Conference round-robin play on Monday. Carrier backhanded a rebound off the back wall through his legs to beat goaltender Ben...

Dallas Stars' Jason Dickinson (18), Tyler Seguin (91) and Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves (75) and goalie Robin Lehner (90) take a knee for Black Lives Matter prior to an NHL hockey playoff game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars, Knights players kneel in support of social justice

Aug. 3, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Players from the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars knelt on the ice before their game Monday to support Black Lives Matter and other social causes. Dallas forward Tyler Sequin and Jason Dickinson knelt alongside Vegas forward Ryan Reaves and goaltender Robin Lehner during the...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones skates  during the NHL hockey team's practice in Columbus, Ohio. Jones, Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel and Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos would’ve missed some or all of the playoffs if they started in April. Instead, the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic halting the season is those players are healthy and ready to contribute.  (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Injured in spring, now healthy NHL stars embrace 2nd chances

Jul. 30, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

Seth Jones stood on his surgically repaired right ankle as his Blue Jackets teammates practiced and played without him. That took its toll. “It gets mentally draining,” Jones said. Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos and Pittsburgh All-Star Jake Guentzel know the feeling. Like Jones, they were injured...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, Dallas Stars' Joe Pavelski (16) drives against Carolina Hurricanes' Sebastian Aho (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. The Dallas Stars were in a miserable stretch when the NHL season came to a sudden and unexpected stop 4 1/2 months ago. Vegas was playing some of its best hockey after a coaching change. Both now have the same chance of being the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and a better chance to re-acclimate to playing again than having to jump right into a playoff series for the resumption of this unprecedented season because of the coronavirus (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Knights were on a roll and Stars struggled before NHL halted

Jul. 28, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars were in a miserable stretch when the NHL season came to a sudden and unexpected stop 4 1/2 months ago. Vegas was playing some of its best hockey after a coaching change. Both now have the same chance of being the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs when plays resumes in an unprecedented...

FILE -In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020, file photo, provided by the Dallas Stars NHL hockey team, interim head coach Rick Bowness watches practice in Frisco, Texas, The Stars have been mired in a six-game winless streak for more than four months, and now have a chance to be a No. 1 seed with the NHL going directly into the playoffs to resume its season. (Jeff Toates/Dallas Stars via AP, FIle)

Stars season already strange before virus, now shot at No. 1

Jul. 24, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars still have a chance to be a No. 1 seed in the NHL playoffs even though they haven't won a game in five months. That can only make sense in an unprecedented season like this, one that was paused in mid-March because of a pandemic. Now the NHL is going directly into the...

Minnesota Wild coach Dean Evason talks with goalie Devan Dubnyk before practice at the NHL hockey team's training camp Monday, July 13, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn., after a break in the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)

NHL's training camps advantage for coaches hired midseason

Jul. 21, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Play a game, head for the airport. Take a day off, play another game. Squeeze in a practice when you can. The pace of a regular NHL season is challenging enough, but coaches who take over in the middle of a season are forced to play catch-up, making changes in meetings while mostly...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mike Green (27) fights for the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Green and Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi are opting out. Dallas defenseman Roman Polak is not reporting for now. And Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos is not reporting at full strength. Green and Baertschi joined Calgary defender Travis Hamonic in choosing not to participating in the resumption of the NHL season. Green, like Hamonic, decided not to play for family reasons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Oilers' Green joins list of players opting out of NHL return

Jul. 11, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

Roman Polak of the Stars and Mike Green of the Oilers are opting out of playing, and Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will try to play after recovering from injury. In the aftermath of a deal being struck to resume the NHL season, Aug. 1, Green, Polak and three other players joined Calgary defenseman Travis...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Latest: Pop keeping eye on Japan, and Olympic hopes

Jul. 11, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S. men’s basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan — the site of the next Olympics — is handling the coronavirus. “They seem to be doing a pretty good...

Longtime Stars executive Lites moving from CEO to chairman

Jul. 10, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Longtime Dallas Stars executive Jim Lites is transitioning from his role as CEO to chairman, a move that will lessen his day-to-day duties with the team. The Stars announced the move Friday. Brad Alberts, the Stars president since March 2018, will remain in that role while also adding...