The Hot Corner | Stars Score 10 Goals


Stars Score 10 Goals | Image by Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY

The Dallas Stars were the only local pro team in action Thursday.

The Dallas Mavericks play on Saturday night in Memphis.

Spring training continues in Arizona for the Texas Rangers.

Here’s what happened on the ice and behind the scenes.

Dallas Stars (35-17-13, first in Central Division, third in Western Conference)

Last Game: Stars 10, Sabres 4

Only two Dallas players left the game without a point as the Stars scored a season-high 10 goals on Thursday night in Buffalo. Wyatt Johnston got it started with his 16th goal of the season, 7:06 into the first period. The Stars scored at least twice each period, including five times in the third. Nine different Stars players scored, and Radek Faksa was the only one to score more than once.

Noteworthy: Ten goals in one game is the most for Dallas in 14 years and ties the record for the second-most in franchise history. It is the eighth time the team has scored 10 in one game. The last time the Stars scored 10 came against the New York Rangers in 2009. The franchise record is 15, achieved in 1981 when the team was known as the Minnesota North Stars.

Next Up: Stars at Seattle Kraken (37-22-6), 9 p.m. CT Monday


Dallas Mavericks (34-33, second in Southwest Division, eighth in Western Conference)

Noteworthy: The Mavericks currently own the West’s eighth and final playoff spot. They are tied with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors, lead the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans by a game and a half, and trail the Los Angeles Clippers by half a game.

— Luka Doncic left Wednesday night’s loss to the Pelicans with a thigh injury. He underwent an MRI on Thursday. The scan showed no injury, and he is not expected to miss significant time, although the team will have to manage his pain.

— Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant will not play when the teams meet on Saturday as he serves a team-imposed suspension.

Next Up: Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies (39-26), 7 p.m. CT Saturday



Texas Rangers (6-8 in Cactus League)

The Rangers had a rare day off Thursday.

Noteworthy: Texas is in ninth place in the Cactus League.

— The Rangers’ pitching staff has a 5.12 ERA through 14 spring games, but the projected starters have been good. Nathan Eovaldi and Jon Gray have yet to allow a run, and Martin Perez and Andrew Heaney have only allowed two each.

— Star free agent acquisition Jacob deGrom has yet to pitch in a spring training game as the team takes his recovery from “minor tightness” in his left side carefully.

— Shortstop Corey Seager is off to a hot start with a .444 batting average, three home runs, and eight RBIs in eight games.

— The Rangers have been among the best offenses in baseball throughout spring training.

Next Up: Rangers at Oakland Athletics (4-7), 2:05 p.m. CT Friday

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