Olofsson sets rookie record in Sabres' 4-0 win over Stars

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo rookie forward Victor Olofsson set an NHL record by becoming the first player to score his first seven career goals on the power play, Carter Hutton made 25 saves to earn his first shutout of the season, and the Sabres continued their hot start with a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday.

Blues beat Stars 3-2

Sammy Blais understands that sometimes a little luck goes a long way in hockey.

Stars place Nichushkin on waivers for buyout

A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the Dallas Stars have placed former first-round draft pick Valeri Nichushkin on waivers to buy out the final year of his contract.

NHL awards recap: Bishop finishes 2nd in Vezina Trophy voting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss has faded.

Modano returns to NHL roots in Minnesota, as Wild adviser

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota. The Hall of Fame center was named on Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1.

Stars defenseman Lindell signs new $34.8M, 6-year contract

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell has signed a $34.8 million, six-year contract that will run through the 2024-25 season. The deal with an average value of $5.8 million per year was announced Thursday, a week before Lindell's 25th birthday. The 6-foot-3 Finn was a restricted free agent.

Dallas Stars in good place despite season finish

DALLAS (AP) - Goaltender Ben Bishop talked somberly about the end of the season. Defenseman John Klingberg described his emotions as pretty empty. After a double-overtime loss in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, it was hard for the Dallas Stars to reflect on just how far they had come in coach Jim Montgomery's first season and the positive effect it should have moving on to...

Maroon's 2OT goal lifts Blues past Stars in Game 7

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pat Maroon always imagined becoming a hometown hero. The 31-year-old St. Louis native got to live out that fantasy Tuesday night. Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. St. Louis will face the winner of the San...

Stars, Blues meet again in Game 7 for spot in West finals

The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals. Deja vu or ancient history? Maybe a little of both for Alex Pietrangelo and company, who won 6-1 after going up 3-0 in the first period in 2016 to clinch the only trip to the West finals for either franchise...

Spezza, Lindell score as Stars edge Blues for 3-2 series lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jason Spezza scored and Ben Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Esa Lindell also scored for the Stars, who can advance with a win in Game 6 at home on Sunday. Jaden Schwartz scored and Jordan Binnington made 25 saves for the Blues, including stops on three...

Stars, Blues tied 2-2 heading to game 5

Dallas Stars (43-32-7, fourth in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the Central Division during the regular season) St. Louis; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EDT WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 2-2 BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars in game five of the Western Conference second round with the series tied 2-2. The teams meet...