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Texas Stars lose Game 5, will try to close out series at home

Rockford tops Dallas' AHL affiliate 3-1 to stay alive in the Western Conference Finals

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Led by veteran goalie Jeff Glass, the Rockford IceHogs grabbed a 3-1 win in Game 5 of the AHL's Western Conference finals Friday night at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford to keep alive their best-of-seven series against the Texas Stars.

Texas took a 3-0 lead in the series by scoring 13 goals against Rockford goalie Collin Deliain the first three games, but Glass took over in Game 4 and has allowed just three goals in two victories. On Friday, the 32-year-old stopped 40 of 41 shots.

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Texas Stars can't find more overtime magic, drop Game 4 at Rockford

Dallas' AHL affiliate still leads the Western Conference Finals series 3-1 and can clinch on Friday

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

The Rockford IceHogs took advantage of their dangerous power play and won Game 4 of the AHL's Western Conference finals on a man-advantage goal in overtime, 3-2, Thursday against the Texas Stars at BMO Harris Bank Center.

The IceHogs avoided playoff elimination, as Texas has a 3-1 series lead with Game 5 on Friday in Rockford.

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Hey Heika: Which prospect has best chance of cracking Stars' roster?

DallasStars.com senior staff writer Mike Heika answers Twitter questions from fans

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Hi there, Stars fans.

We are going to be asking for your questions throughout the summer and then during the season and hopefully providing some good answers. Here is the first "chat" with you guys. If you have any questions for me, just send them out on Twitter with the hashtag #HeyHeika or e-mail them to me here.

Let's get started:

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Texas Stars survive OT on road to grab 3-0 series lead

McKenzie's winner puts Dallas' AHL affiliate within a victory of its third Calder Cup Final berth in nine seasons

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

The Texas Stars continue to show playoff resilience and now are on the brink of their third trip to the Calder Cup Final in the past nine seasons.

Curtis McKenzie tallied a goal at 5:12 of overtime Tuesday to give Texas a 6-5 win over the Rockford Ice Hogs at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois. McKenzie was trying to make a pass across the slot in transition and Rockford defenseman Adam Clendening accidentally redirected it past goalie Collin Delia.

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Who's on the rise? Stars assistant GM gives thoughts on prospects

White discusses the progress of Dickinson, Gurianov, Hintz and others shining during Texas' postseason run

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- Next in line?

The Texas Stars are 9-2 in the Calder Cup playoffs so far. And while they have been led by veterans Brian Flynn, Mike McKenna and Curtis McKenzie, the minor-league affiliate of the Dallas Stars also is helping to prepare a group of prospects for the NHL.

Here, Dallas Stars assistant GM Scott White (who is also GM of the Texas Stars) gives his assessment of some key players:

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Demands of pressure-packed playoffs 'great experience' for budding Stars

For Dallas prospects, the Texas Stars' lengthy hunt for their second Calder Cup could pay big dividends in the future

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- The Texas Stars have played 34 overtime games this season, including six in the playoffs.

That's creating a terrific proving ground for the organization's prospects.

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Rolling Texas Stars take 2-0 series lead in Western Conference Finals

Dallas' AHL affiliate snags the first two games from Rockford, pushing its playoff win streak to six games

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Texas Stars are two wins away from the AHL's Calder Cup Finals after taking the first two games of the Western Conference Finals at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park over the weekend.

The Stars defeated Rockford, 4-2, in the first game of the series on Friday night and won the second game, 3-2, in overtime Sunday to take a 2-0 series lead over IceHogs, who had swept through the first two rounds of the postseason with a with a 7-0 record.

The Stars, who are 9-2 in the postseason, have won their last six games. The series now shifts to Rockford where Games 3, 4, and 5 are scheduled.

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World Championship: Klingberg, Janmark take home gold medals

Sweden beats Switzerland in championship game; Klingberg named top defenseman at tournament

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

John Klingberg and Mattias Janmark are taking home gold medals from the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark after Sweden defeated Switzerland, 3-2, in a shootout Sunday in Copenhagen.

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World Championship: Janmark, Klingberg earn spot in gold medal game

Sweden tops the United States, will take on Switzerland in championship game Sunday

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Dallas Stars forward Mattias Janmark and defenseman John Klingberg are headed to the gold medal game at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark.

Janmark scored one goal, and Klingberg tallied one assist as Sweden blew by the United States, 6-0, in the semifinals Saturday in Copenhagen.

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Zeis 'proud' to represent Stars, U.S. at World Championship

Dallas' head athletic trainer has relished his first chance to work with the team in international competition

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Dave Zeis was working on about four hours of sleep Friday after helping Team USA move from Herning to Copenhagen to prepare for Saturday's semifinal matchup against Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark.

The Stars head athletic trainer had to pack up crates of medical equipment and supplies for the three-hour drive and then unpack everything again. In addition, he had a team full of sore athletes who needed some attention and a reporter from Dallas who wanted to chat.

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