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World Championship: Faksa, Klingberg moving on to quarterfinals

Klingberg scores his first goal, but Sweden falls to Russia to wrap up preliminary-round play

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars defenseman John Klingberg scored his first goal at this year's IIHF World Championship on Tuesday, but Sweden fell to Russia, 7-4, on the final day of preliminary-round play.

Sweden, which finished third in Group B with a 5-2-0 record, will play Finland, which finished second in Group A, in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Russia, which finished first in Group B with a 7-0-0 record, will play the United States, which finished fourth in Group A.

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World Championship: Klingberg helps lift Sweden past Latvia

Stars defenseman earns assist, forces key turnover in win to move to 5-1 in preliminary-round play

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars defenseman John Klingberg picked up one assist as Sweden edged Latvia, 5-4, at the 2019 IIHF World Championship on Monday.

Klingberg had a secondary assist on a rush goal by Los Angeles' Adrian Kempe that gave the Swedes a 2-1 lead 13:38 into the second period of the back-and-forth game that saw the Latvians draw even at 4-4 with 3:24 remaining.

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World Championship: Faksa's career day paces Czech Republic's rout

Stars center scores, adds two assists as Czechs roll past Italy for third straight win

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars center Radek Faksa had a productive day at the World Championship in Slovakia on Sunday, tallying three points (one goal, two assists) as Czech Republic rolled over Austria, 8-0, for its third straight win.

Faksa's goal 6:30 into the first period gave the Czechs a 1-0 lead and held up as the game-winner. Washington's Jakub Vrana won a puck battle behind the Austrian net and set up Faksa, who scored from the right faceoff circle for his first career goal at the World Championship.

Faksa also assisted on a power-play goal that extended the Czech lead to 4-0 in the second period and then picked up an assist an even-strength goal pushed the lead to 8-0 in the third.

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World Championship: Faksa picks up assist as Czechs rally

Stars center also earned a plus-1 rating with three shots on goal in tournament debut against Latvia

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars center Radek Faksa picked up one assist in his first game at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia as the Czech Republic rallied for a 6-3 win over Latvia Thursday.

Faksa recorded three shots on goal, a plus-1 rating and won 7 of 18 faceoffs to go along with the one assist in 16:48 of ice time. Faksa centered the Czech's second line with Washington's Jakub Vrana and Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat on his wings.

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Faksa, Klingberg to represent Stars at 2019 World Championship

The 16-nation tournament runs through May 26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Two Dallas Stars will play at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia. Defenseman John Klingberg is on his way to join Sweden and center Radek Faksa arrived for the Czech Republic over the weekend.

Klingberg will be playing at Worlds for the fourth time in the last five years. He helped Sweden win the gold medal in both 2017 and 2018 and was named the tournament's best defenseman in 2018. Klingberg has tallied 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in 27 games for Sweden during World Championship play.

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#HolyGoalie: Twitter reacts to Bishop's Game 7 brilliance

The Stars goaltender won the hearts of many on social media during his masterful effort against the Blues

by Jeff Odom @jeffodom / DallasStars.com

It's safe to say Stars goaltender Ben Bishop was in full "beast mode" in Game 7 on Tuesday.

While it wasn't enough to push Dallas past St. Louis in double overtime, the Vezina Trophy finalist earned the praise of many around the Twitterverse for his heroic, 52-save effort to help keep the Stars ailve on the road.

From ESPN puck personality John Buccigross to former Stars netminder Marty Turco, here is a collection of the best tweets from the night:

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He's back: Zuccarello makes surprise return for Stars against Flyers

The forward had been out of the lineup since sustaining a broken arm in his Dallas debut against Chicago on Feb. 24

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Dallas Stars got a key player back for Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers at American Airlines Center.

Forward Mats Zuccarello, who has been out since breaking his arm on Feb. 24, returned to the lineup on a line with Jamie Benn and Roope Hintz.

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Must see: Trying to clear puck, Roman Polak's stick gets wedged in glass

The blade of the defenseman's lumber got caught in a stanchion during the second period against Colorado

by Jeff Odom @jeffodom / DallasStars.com

Hockey can be a strange game sometimes. But Roman Polak's stick took things to another level on Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche.

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Zuccarello injured in Stars debut, likely to miss 4 weeks

The newly acquired forward did not return after blocking a shot late in the second period Sunday at Chicago

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Mats Zuccarello was impressive in his Dallas Stars debut Sunday, tallying one goal and one assist in a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center, but he suffered an upper-body injury and is expected to miss four weeks.

Zuccarello, acquired from the New York Rangers on Saturday evening, was hit in the hand/arm area while blocking a shot by Chicago defenseman Connor Murphy late in the second period and did not return to the game.

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5 things you might not know about Ben Lovejoy

From his 'Simpsons' nickname to a commitment for CTE research, the newest Stars defenseman is definitely intriguing

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

The Stars' newest defenseman is definitely intriguing.

Ben Lovejoy was acquired from the New Jersey Devils on Saturday for Connor Carrick and a third-round draft pick. The 35-year-old is a stay-at-home defenseman who is also a penalty killing specialist. His nickname "The Reverend Lovejoy" comes from "The Simpsons" TV show and he already has committed to donating his brain for CTE research, becoming the first active NHL player to do so.

Here are five things you might not know about Ben Lovejoy:

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