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...

Stars switch top lines and beat Blues 4-2 to even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Rookie Roope Hintz scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov each had two assists and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Wednesday night to even the second-round series at two games each.

Blues prevail in wild 3rd to beat Stars 4-3 for 2-1 lead

DALLAS (AP) - Pat Maroon paused briefly before thrusting both of his arms into the air, unsure if he had gotten the puck into the net to put the St. Louis Blues back in front late in a wild third period. Maroon's flicked shot across the body and over the right shoulder of Ben Bishop was indeed a goal, a game-winner against the Dallas Stars with 1:38 left to give the Blues a 4-3 victory and...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars beat Blues 4-2 to tie series

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ben Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series. Miro Heiskanen and Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars. Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored for St. Louis, and Jordan Binnington made 31 saves. The Blues had won three straight. Game 3 is...

Tarasenko scores twice, Blues beat Stars 3-2 in Game 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko added to his growing playoff resume. Tarasenko scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night in first game of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series. Robby Fabbri also scored and Jordan Binnington made 27 saves for the Blues, who had lost three of four to Dallas during the regular season.

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

DALLAS (AP) - John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games. Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov.

Seguin and the Stars look to clinch series against Nashville

Nashville Predators (47-29-6, first in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Dallas Stars (43-32-7, fourth in the Central Division during the regular season) Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Dallas leads series 3-2

Stars even series with 5-1 win over Predators after 4 in 1st

DALLAS (AP) - The bounce-back effort by Ben Bishop after a tough game didn't surprise Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery. Dallas also got a power boost to go with Bishop's 34 saves, scoring three power-play goals in the first period on the way to a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night to even the best-of-seven series at two games each. "It was nice to see the...