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12-31-2012, 09:34 AM
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Stars dominate Wild 4-1 and move to conference finals against Nashville
May 10, 2014

Jamie Benn scoring on a breakaway against Niklas Backstrom

The Dallas Stars once again return to the Western Conference Finals. Their last appearance turned out to be a 4-2 loss to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. Up until last year the club hadn't made the playoffs since the 2008 playoffs and is now looking to make the Finals, somewhere the club hasn't seen since 2000.

This Round was another strong one for the Stars with low-scoring and high intensity games. Though the Wild had a good scoring punch in Parise, it seemed it didn't phase the Stars who were on him as soon as he got on the ice. This left scoring to less experienced guys who could not find the back of the net. Though things did spice up in Game 3 when they tried doing this with star center Jamie Benn, but the Stars are not the Wild. Instead of losing an asset, they found another in Neal who scored 3 goals in this round which shows the depth of our scoring ability.

Next, Dallas faces the Nashville Predators. A team known for its good chemistry between between goalie and defensemen and also its deep core of forwards. Stay tuned for Round 3, Nashville vs. Dallas:

Round 2: DAL vs. MIN

3-2 Win
2-3 Loss
3-1 Win
1-0 Win
2-1 Win

Dallas Stars

Loui Eriksson "C" (86) - Jamie Benn "A" (88) - Michael Ryder (81)
Ray Whitney (79) - Derek Roy (86) - James Neal (84)
Jaromir Jagr (81) - Mike Santorelli (78) - Oskar Osala (79)
Eric Nystrom (74) - Vernon Fiddler (75) - Cody Eakin (75)

Alex Goligoski
"A" (83) - Stephane Robidas (83)
Trevor Daley (84) - Philip Larsen (78)
Ryan Murray (80) - Kevin Klein (78)

Kari Lehtonen (85)
Richard Bachman (81)

Nashville Predators

Andrei Kostitsyn (83) - David Legwand (83) - Patric Hornqvist (81)
Sergei Kostitsyn (80) - Colin Wilson (80) - Martin Erat
"A" (82)
Nick Spaling (78) - Michael Latta (82) - Matthew Halischuk (79)
Colin Greening (76) - Mike Fisher
"A" (81) - Radek Dvorak (76)

Scott Hannan (81) - Shea Weber
"C" (90)
Roman Josi (75) - Teemu Laakso (77)
Taylor Aronson (63) - Charles-Olivier Roussel (64)

Atte Engren (77)
James Reid (63)

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