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'It's going to be an awesome night': Stars pumped for home opener

After nearly 600 days since hosting a capacity crowd for a Stars game, American Airlines Center will be rocking Friday night in the team's home opener

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, the Stars were humming along with full buildings and plenty of winning.

Dallas posted a run of 18,000-plus fans (more than 97 percent capacity) at American Airlines Center and had a .644 home winning percentage over a five-year span. There were indeed plenty of good memories.

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Official Stars podcast: Should NHL players select their own goal songs?

Individual goal songs, traveling during the COVID-19 era, team chemistry and more on this week's episode

by Daryl Reaugh @Razor5Hole / Podman Rush Podcast

This week, host Daryl "Razor" Reaugh is joined by DallasStars.com's Mike Heika and new Stars rinkside reporter Michelle McMahon of Bally Sports Southwest to discuss whether NHL players should select their own goal songs and which songs they would choose. Plus, what it's like to travel with the Stars in the COVID-19 era, team chemistry and more.

Podman Rush, formerly Rinky Dinking, available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.

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Across the pond: Diehard Stars fan from UK sees her team up close

Kara Noblett traveled from Cardiff, Wales to Boston and Pittsburgh last week to watch her favorite team in action for the first time

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Kara Noblett has always liked hockey.

She's said it appealed to her growing up in London, England.

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Heika's Take: It isn't always pretty, but Stars are finding ways to win

With several players still trying to get up to speed following offseason surgeries, the Stars manage to pull off overtime and shootout wins on their road trip

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The process of the NHL season unfolded for the Stars in four acts on the road this past week.

Dallas had ups and downs, successes and failures, and a lot of challenges. But after talking a 2-1 shootout win over the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena Tuesday, they feel pretty good about where they are with two wins and two losses.

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5 Takeaways: "Holtbeast" is back, Radulov heats up and Stars find a way

Earning a hard-fought, well-earned 2-1 shootout victory in Pittsburgh is a nice way to cap off a four-game road trip

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

It wasn't that long ago when the Stars couldn't buy a win in overtime or the shootout. Now, they come home from a season-opening four-game road trip with two wins in extra time. Go figure, right?

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Recap: Stars overcome Pittsburgh woes to earn shootout win

Dallas finds a way to earn a victory in a place that's given them so much trouble over the years

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

The Stars certainly haven't made it easy on themselves thus far in this young season, but they managed to exorcise some demons that have haunted them for years. In a game that easily could've gone either way, it was Dallas that came away with a hard-fought 2-1 shootout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

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Rising up: Faksa's hot start to the season is an encouraging sign

As the rest of the team continues to find its game offensively, Radek Faksa is hitting his stride

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
Stars (1-2-0, 2 points) at Penguins (2-0-1, 5 points)

6 p.m., PPG Paints Arena

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM

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Preview: Stars look for a split, close out trip in Pittsburgh

Dallas faces a Penguins lineup without Crosby, Malkin and Rust, but PPG Paints Arena has been anything but kind over the years

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager
Stars (1-2-0, 2 points) vs. Penguins (2-0-1, 5 points)

Time/Location: 6 p.m. CT/PPG Paints Arena - Pittsburgh, PA

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM

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How to watch Stars vs. Penguins: Live stream, game time, TV channel

Find out when and how to catch Dallas' game against Pittsburgh on TV, radio and streaming online

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

What you need to know about Tuesday's game between the Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena:

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Lack of production on power play remains a head scratcher for Stars

A power play that finished fifth last year has been out of sync through three games this season

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Special teams were a big focus for the Stars over the summer, but three games into the season, the results haven't been great.

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