The Hot Corner | Stars Down, 2-0

Joe Pavelski getting ready to shoot a puck towards the net. | Image by Dallas Stars, Twitter

Several teams across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex were in action this weekend.

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


Dallas Stars (Vegas leads series 2-0)

Last Game: Vegas Golden Knights 3, Stars 2 (overtime)

The Stars trail the Western Conference Finals after two overtime losses to start the series. Dallas led Sunday’s Game 2 twice, but Vegas’ Jonathan Marchessault tied the game with 2:22, and Chandler Stephenson gave Vegas the win off a rebound in front of the net 1:12 into overtime.

Noteworthy: Dallas trails a series 2-0 for the first time this postseason.

— This is the first time both Conference Finals have gone to overtime in the series’ first two games. The Florida Panthers lead the Eastern Conference Finals 2-0 after two overtime wins over the Carolina Hurricanes.

— Jason Robertson gave the Stars the lead with his second goal of the series on a power play in the second period. It was Dallas’ first power-play goal of the series and 14th of the playoffs.

Next Up: Golden Knights at Stars, Game 3, 7 p.m. CT Tuesday



Texas Rangers (29-17, first in American League Central)

Last Games: Rangers 7, Colorado Rockies 2; Rangers 11, Rockies 5; Rangers 13, Rockies 3

The Rangers swept the Rockies in a three-game series. Adolis Garcia, Corey Seager, Josh Jung, Ezequiel Duran, and Marcus Semien continued to produce at high levels offensively, while Texas starting pitchers combined to allow just three earned runs with 18 strikeouts in 18 innings across the three games.

Noteworthy: The Rangers lead the AL West by two games and are 15-6 since April 28. Their 29-17 start ties the second-best mark after 46 games in franchise history and is the best start for the team since 2013.

— Texas also improves to 8-0 on Sundays this season.

— The Rangers have scored double-digit runs in 12 games this season.

— Texas begins a three-game series in Pittsburgh Monday, with Dane Dunning (4-0, 1.69 ERA) slated to start the series opener.

Next Up: Rangers at Pittsburgh Pirates (24-22), 5:35 p.m. CT Monday



Frisco RoughRiders (17-21, third in Texas League South Division, seventh in AA Texas League)

Last Games: Amarillo Sod Poodles 2, RoughRiders 1; RoughRiders 8, Sod Poodles 7 (10 innings); Sod Poodles 3, RoughRiders 1

-The RoughRiders lost two of three over the weekend but still won the six-game series 4-2. Adrian Del Castillo’s RBI single in the fourth inning was the difference in a Friday pitchers’ duel, Evan Carter’s RBI single capped a Frisco rally in extra innings, and Amarillo scored a run in three consecutive innings to take the game on Sunday.

Noteworthy: Saturday’s win was Frisco’s first extra-innings win of the season, improving to 1-3 in extra innings.

— The win gives the RoughRiders their second series win of the season.

— Frisco is now 10-4 in games it has led after two innings.

Next Up: RoughRiders at Arkansas Travelers (25-14), 6:35 p.m. CT Tuesday



Dallas Wings (1-0)

Last Game: Wings 85, Atlanta Dream 78

Arike Ogunbowale had 27 points to help lead Dallas to a season-opening win on Saturday. The Wings dominated the first half and built a 17-point lead. Atlanta’s third quarter put it back within striking distance, but Dallas was able to hold the lead for the entire game.

Noteworthy: Ogunbowale scored 20 of her 27 points in the first half.

— Rookie Ashley Joens scored her first career points on a jump shot in the second quarter.

— Starters scored 80 of Dallas’ 85 points.

Next Up: Wings at Seattle Storm (0-1), 9 p.m. CT Friday



FC Dallas (6-4-3, fourth in Western Conference)

Last Game: FC Dallas 1, Houston Dynamo 1

Jader Obrian scored the game’s first goal at the 53-minute mark as Dallas took a 1-0 lead. Houston’s Thor Ulfarsson tied the game on a header in the 85th minute, and Jesus Ferreira’s last-minute attempt in stoppage time was blocked as the match ended in a draw.

Noteworthy: Ferreira did not score a goal for the first time in three games.

— FC Dallas has not lost a home match against Houston since 2013, accumulating nine wins and five draws in that span.

— Neither Houston nor Dallas has beaten the other as an away team since 2016.

Next Up: San Jose Earthquakes (5-3-5) at FC Dallas, 9:30 p.m. CT Saturday

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