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Stars' Ben Bishop: Blows two-goal lead
Bishop allowed five goals on 35 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Ducks on Wednesday.
After a really strong start to December, Bishop has taken a turn for the worst, yielding eight goals in his last two starts. On Wednesday, he had a two-goal lead, but the Ducks scored the final five goals of the night, including an empty-netter to seal the victory. Even still, Bishop is 10-7-1 with a solid numbers -- a .921 save percentage and a 2.43 GAA.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Gets starting nod Wednesday
Bishop will tend the twine versus the Ducks on Wednesday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Since returning from injury, Bishop is 2-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA and .937 save percentage. Last time the netminder squared off with the Ducks, he gave up two goals on 25 shots and walked away with the win. The Denver native will have to outduel fellow American keeper John Gibson to secure his 11th victory of the season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Esa Lindell: Breaks out with man advantage
Lindell scored a goal and an assist, both of which came on the power play, in a 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday.
With five goals and 13 points in 30 games, the 24-year-old is experiencing a bit of a breakout season in the scoring department. But up until Sunday, Lindell only had two power-play points. If he adds man-advantage production to his repertoire, he could become quite the asset. For now, though, Lindell is better reserved as a depth defensemen in leagues that count hits (55 this year) and blocks (46).... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Ends hot streak
Bishop allowed three goals on 27 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday.
This ends quite a hot streak for Bishop that saw him go 4-0-0 with a .958 save percentage in the last five games. Still, owners have to be pleased with the overall product from Bishop, as he is 10-6-1 with a .925 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA. That's a significant improvement over his numbers from his first season in Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Blue-paint bound Sunday
Bishop will tend the twine in Sunday's game versus the Golden Knights, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop is coming off a phenomenal effort where he turned aside 41 of 43 shots to beat the Sharks. He'll now square off against the Golden Knights, who will be playing for the second straight day. Bishop is a solid option, as he's been one of the most consistent goalies in the league with a .927 save percentage and 2.23 GAA en route to a 10-5-1 record.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Martin Hanzal: Team wins in his return
Hanzal (back) made his season debut and recorded 12:12 of ice time against the Sharks on Friday, adding a single shot, hit and blocked shot in a 3-2 home victory.
The oft-injured pivot required offseason spinal surgery, which kept him off the ice for the first 29 games. Drafted 17th overall by the Coyotes in 2005, Hanzal has transformed from a cant-miss offensive producer to a more well-rounded special teams contributor. Still, it could take some time for first-year Stars coach Jim Montgomery to determine just how much rink run Hanzal should get after such a long layoff due to his injury.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Brett Ritchie: Pots game-winner
Ritchie scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
He played less than seven minutes on the night but made them count, dishing two hits in addition to finding the back of the net in the third period. Ritchie now has two goals and an assist in two contests since returning from a five-game exile in the press box, but his limited role on the fourth line will give him little chance to maintain the scoring momentum.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Turns aside season-high 41 shots
Bishop stopped 41 of 43 shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
The saves, and shot volume, were both season highs for Bishop, leading him to his 10th win. The 32-year-old has looked sharp in his first two games back from a lower-body injury, winning both while allowing only three goals, and while Dallas will keep an eye on his workload given the difficulty he's had staying healthy the last few years, Bishop should still see the bulk of the action in net moving forward for the Stars.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Martin Hanzal: Activated off IR
Hanzal (back) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Hanzal will thus make his season debut Friday, skating on the Stars' second line and second power-play unit against the Sharks. The 31-year-old forward only totaled five goals and 10 points in 38 appearances last season, so we recommend taking a wait-and-see approach with him for fantasy purposes.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Roope Hintz: Headed back to AHL
Hintz was demoted to AHL Texas on Thursday.
Hintz had drawn into nine straight games with the Stars since being recalled from the minors. He started off hot with three points in his first four games, but he's since gone five straight games without recording another. Hintz's return to the minors comes on the heels of news that Martin Hanzal (back) and Blake Comeau (personal) are both ready to return.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Defending goal Friday
Bishop will start in net Friday against the Sharks, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Bishop was superb in his return from injured reserve Saturday, setting aside 24 of the 25 shots he faced against the Canucks to pick up his ninth win of the season. He's been spectacular on home ice as well this season, owning a 2.25 GAA and a .925 save percentage over eight appearances.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Blake Comeau: Returns to practice
Comeau (personal) was back with the team Thursday following the birth of his child, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Comeau missed Monday's matchup with Edmonton, but should be back in action versus the Sharks on Friday. With Martin Hanzal (back) nearing a return, the veteran Comeau appears poised for a third-line role. The winger has a mere four points in 27 games this season and could be in danger of missing the 20-point mark for the first time since 2013-14.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Gemel Smith: Lands on waiver wire
Smith was designated for waivers by the Stars on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
In order to create room on the roster for Martin Hanzal (back), the team needed to make a corresponding move and it appears Smith was the odd man out. If the winger goes unclaimed, he will be reassigned to AHL Texas, but should top the short list of potential call-ups the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
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