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The Stars fought to the finish, but they're officially eliminated from playoff contention. It was a valliant effort, but this was a season undermined by bad goaltending and injury. Next year could be extremely interesting.
A crushing loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday essentially ended the Stars' slim playoff hopes. It was a defeat like so many this season, where goaltending failed them and they couldn't out-offense the opposition. They need Kari Lehtonen to bounce back big time next year.
The Stars have won six of seven and have provided a glimpse what they could have been. You have to wonder if Kari Lehtonen will ever recover from the season he's had. That's key to anything the Stars can accomplish in the near-term.
Tyler Seguin rushed back from injury and the goals came back with him, for the most part, but it's already too late for the Stars barring a miraculous end-of-season run. It will be interesting to see what kind of moves they make in the offseason to build around their core.
The Stars got Tyler Seguin back on the early end of his recovery timeline after sustaining a knee injury. It's too late for them, though. This is another team that's going to require some retooling in the offseason, but probably not that much. A lot rests on Kari Lehtonen regaining form.
With the Stars fading in the playoff race, GM Jim Nill offloaded Erik Cole for two decent prospects and a second-round pick. After the summer they had, it's disappointing to see the Stars forced to be sellers at the deadline.
Three consecutive losses have the playoff hopes dwindling in Dallas. They're six points out of the last wild card spot with a crowded field in front of them. It's starting to feel like the Stars should starting looking forward to next year.
Losing Tyler Seguin for up to six weeks could be the death knell for the Stars' season. Injuries are actually piling up for this club and they're losing ground as teams like the Kings and Wild surge.
As the season wears on, the Stars seem to have one too many stumbles to seriously contend for a playoff spot. An important 3-2 win over the Rangers helped stop the bleeding, but there's a ton more work to be done.
The Stars appear to keep rebounding. They're going to be in a real battle to make the playoffs still as they're four points out currently, but if Kari Lehtonen can right the ship in net for them, it'll make a huge difference. The scoring should hold up.
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The Stars dominated Chicago for stretches of their home opener, showing a glimpse of why they appear to be a playoff team. Then they laid an egg against the Predators. The potential is evident, though.
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