The Hot Corner | Stars Cruise Past Chicago

Dallas Stars beat Chicago Blackhawks | Image by Dallas Mavericks/Twitter

The Dallas Stars played a road game in Chicago on Tuesday, while the Texas Rangers hosted the Kansas City Royals in their spring finale.

Here is what happened on the ice, on the field, and behind the scenes.


Dallas Stars (40-20-14, tied second in Central Division, tied fifth in Western Conference)

Last Game: Stars 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1

The Stars got goals from Tyler Seguin, Colin Miller, Joe Pavelski, and Luke Glendening before Chicago found the back of the net in the third period. Jake Oettinger only faced 18 shots as Dallas took care of business against a struggling team.

Noteworthy: Dallas is now tied with Colorado for second in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference. The Stars trail Vegas, Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Edmonton and would play Minnesota in the first round of the playoffs if the season ended today.

— Dallas has eight regular season games remaining, six of which are against non-playoff teams.

— Tuesday night was the first time former Blackhawk Max Domi faced his former team since being traded to Dallas. Domi had an assist at 17:14 on the ice.

Next Up: Stars at Arizona Coyotes (27-35-13), 9:30 p.m. CT Friday.



Texas Rangers (13-15-3, in Cactus League)

Last Game: Rangers 5, Kansas City Royals 3

The Rangers came away with a win in their spring finale. A Brad Miller double got Texas on the board in the sixth, and a big seventh inning helped from there as Kansas City managed just two hits over the final three innings.

Noteworthy: Martin Perez and Jon Gray were the only two pitchers used by the Rangers. Perez gave up one run and two hits while striking out five in five innings, while Gray surrendered his first two earned runs of the spring and struck out seven in four innings.

— Center fielder Leody Taveras is expected to start the season on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain.

Next Up: Philadelphia Phillies (0-0) at Rangers (Opening Day), 3:05 p.m. CT Thursday.



Dallas Mavericks (37-39, third in Southwest Division, tied 10th in Western Conference)

Noteworthy: Oklahoma City’s loss to Charlotte moves Dallas into a tie for 10th in the Western Conference. However, the Mavs are still outside the playoffs because the Thunder hold the tiebreaker. The Mavs are also just three games out of fifth place but have just six remaining.

Next Up: Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers (49-26), 6:30 p.m. CT Wednesday.

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