The Hot Corner | Stars Lose Second Straight


Dallas Stars jersey in ice | Image by meunierd

The Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers returned to action on Thursday.

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

Dallas Stars (37-19-13, first in Central Division, third in Western Conference)
Last Game: Edmonton Oilers 4, Stars 1

Edmonton jumped on Dallas in the first period and did not allow the Stars to score until Wyatt Johnston found the back of the net halfway through the third period. Connor McDavid added to his NHL-leading point and goal totals with a goal and an assist. Mattias Janmark added two goals (one empty net) for Edmonton, while Jake Oettinger made 26 saves for Dallas.

Noteworthy: After the loss, the Stars were passed by the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference standings, dropping to third place by two points.

McDavid now has 131 points and 57 goals this season. The next closest player in points is his teammate Leon Draisaitl, who assisted on the McDavid goal during Thursday’s contest.

The Stars are 1-2 this season against the Oilers.

Next Up: Stars at Calgary Flames (31-24-14), 9 p.m. CT Saturday


Texas Rangers (9-11, ninth in Cactus League)
Last Game: Rangers 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Homers from Nathaniel Lowe and Corey Seager were enough to carry the Rangers to a win on Thursday. Lowe sent one out to left field in the first, and Seager sent one out to center field in the third to give Texas a 2-0 lead. A Bubba Thompson walk made it 3-0 in the sixth, while the Dodgers finally got on the board on a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Noteworthy: Jon Gray continued a stellar spring with four strikeouts through four scoreless innings. He has yet to allow a run in three appearances (nine innings pitched) this spring.

— Seager now has a nine-game hitting streak.

— The Rangers split the spring season series with the Dodgers, winning one game apiece.

— After throwing against minor league hitters earlier this week, Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to start against Milwaukee on Friday.

Next Up: Milwaukee Brewers (7-10) at Rangers, 3:05 p.m. CT Friday


Dallas Mavericks (35-35, second in Southwest Division, eighth in Western Conference)
Noteworthy: Luka Doncic was one of a few injured Mavericks who participated in Thursday’s practice, but the team announced he would be unavailable for Friday night because of a lingering thigh strain.

— Kyrie Irving, Tim Hardaway Jr, JaVale McGee, and Markieff Morris are all questionable.

— The Mavericks are 2-1 against the Lakers this year but have not played them without Doncic. Los Angeles won the most recent meeting on February 26 in Dallas.

Next Up: Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers, 9:30 p.m. CT Friday


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