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Winning a division that included three of the NHL's top-five teams in the standings is incredibly impressive. The fact they surged down the stretch without Tyler Seguin is particularly stunning. This Stars team has some special qualities and is a blast to watch.
The Stars have just two games left to try to lock up the Central Division title, but the Blues are right there to make it difficult for them. It's still impressive how well Dallas has played without Tyler Seguin down the stretch.
Despite losing Tyler Seguin for the regular season, the Stars have been battling. With wins in four of their last five games, they're still clinging to the lead in the Central with six games to go.
If the Stars are going to finish the season with the Western Conference's best record, they'll have to do it without Tyler Seguin. The star forward is done for the year with a cut Achilles. He will be back for the playoffs, but these final few weeks could be a grind.
The Stars have been dealing with a host of injuries, but have wins in three of their last five, including a 5-2 rout of the Blackhawks. The last month has been concerning for the Stars, but they still can turn the heat up offensively.
The Stars are very much in the race for first place in the Central despite a 3-5-2 run over their last 10 games. Recent struggles in divisional games have been particularly concerning.
The Stars made one of the bigger trades on deadline day, nabbing defenseman Kris Russell, but did they ever pay a steep price for him. Now they have to hope he can help stop the leakiness that should have the Stars concerned ahead of their postseason run.
In another display of inconsistency, the Stars followed up their four-game winning streak with three straight losses, which included giving up 13 goals over losses to the Arizona Coyotes and Boston Bruins. This is a team that looks like it could afford to add some blue line help.
The Stars are rolling again. They've won four straight, which included victories over Washington and Chicago. On top of that, they've won eight of their last 10 games to reclaim first place in the Central.
After being humbled by the Blackhawks, the Stars will get a chance at a do-over Thursday. Then they have to play the Capitals two nights later. How this team answers those two tests could tell GM Jim Nill a lot about what he should be looking for at the deadline.
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The first two games were pretty good samples of what we're used to seeing from Dallas. It may not be that way the whole year, but shutting out Pittsburgh in one game and giving up a six-spot to Colorado the next is certainly strange.
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