The Hot Corner | Stars Tied for Lead

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The Dallas Stars were the only local team in action on Tuesday, but others continued to make headlines.

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

Dallas Stars (38-19-14, tied for first in Central Division, third in Western Conference)
Last Game: Seattle Kraken 5, Stars 4 (overtime)

After falling behind 3-1, the Stars scored three goals in the third period, including Jamie Benn’s 30th of the season, which sent the game to overtime with less than a second remaining. Seattle’s Adam Larsson got into the open ice on a breakaway at 1:52 into the overtime period, beating Jake Oettinger on a backhanded shot for the win.

Noteworthy: Defenseman Miro Heiskanen’s first-period goal extended his points streak to 11 consecutive games, tying the franchise record for a defenseman set by Craig Hartsburg in 1986.

— Heiskanen joins John Klingberg and Sergei Zubov as the only Stars’ defensemen to have at least 50 assists in a season.

— Benn has now scored 30 goals in one season five times in his career. Only Mike Modano, Dino Ciccarelli, Brian Bellows, and Dave Gagner have more in their careers as Stars’ players.

— Joe Pavelski has now played in the 14th-most NHL games by an American.

— The Stars sit in third place in the Western Conference and are tied for the lead in the Central Division with Minnesota with 11 games left. Dallas trails Vegas and Los Angeles, with a slight lead on Colorado and Edmonton.

Next Up: Pittsburgh Penguins (34-26-10) at Stars, 8 p.m. CDT Thursday


Dallas Mavericks (36-36, second in Southwest Division, eighth in Western Conference)
Noteworthy: Dallas sits in eighth place in the Western Conference, tied with Oklahoma City and trailing Golden State by half a game. The Mavericks have a slim lead over Minnesota, Utah, New Orleans, and the Los Angeles Lakers and are right on the heels of the Los Angeles Clippers in a crowded playoff race.

— According to the Mavs PR Department, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and Markieff Morris remain questionable for Wednesday’s game against Golden State.

Next Up: Golden State Warriors (37-36) at Mavericks, 6:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday


Texas Rangers (11-12, ninth in Cactus League)
Noteworthy: Shortstop Corey Seager will try to extend his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games the next time he is in the lineup. Seager is hitting .474 with four home runs and nine RBIs in 38 at-bats this spring.

— The Rangers are hitting .281 this spring, the fourth-highest average in the major leagues.

— Texas pitching is 19th in earned run average and 17th in opponents’ batting average.

Next Up: Chicago White Sox (10-9) at Rangers (split-squad), 3:05 p.m. CDT Wednesday; Rangers at San Francisco Giants (10-12), 3:05 p.m. CDT Wednesday.

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