Erin Bolen

  • joined Nov 19, 2010
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Displaced Texan and Stars fan since 1998

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Gameday Thread: Stars vs. Predators

The Stars return from the holiday break by welcoming Eric Nystrom and the Nashville Predators back to the American Airlines Center.

Stars Strike Quick to Beat Canucks

The Stars scored two goals in 17 seconds in the first period to take a lead they would never relinquish as they won their first back-to-back home games since October.

Stars Sign Fortunus to NHL Deal, Assign Oleksiak

The Stars look like they might be shuffling their young blueline again by signing the long-time AHL defenseman to an NHL contract and sending the rookie back down to get some more seasoning.

Dillon Struggling Since Loss of Robidas

The Stars sophomore defenseman desperately wants to step up and fill the big shoes left by his injured defense partner, but he may be trying too hard and taking his own strengths out of play.

Stars Recall Gaunce, Place Fiddler on IR

With defenseman Aaron Rome going down with a lower-body injury last night, the Stars made a move to get a seventh healthy defenseman on the NHL roster.

Skate Update: Lineup the Same, Lehtonen to Start?

Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate before the start of a home-and-home against the Colorado Avalanche while the rest of the Stars lineup looks like it will remain the same.

Jamie Benn's Scoring Slump Drags On

The Stars captain hasn't scored a goal in a month and was bumped from the first line on Thursday as the team desperately tries to spark his goal-scoring touch.

Stars Know They Have To Bounce Back Quickly

The Stars have generally played well this year after losses by more than one goal, and they'll need another quick turnaround for the upcoming road trip after being walloped by the Blackhawks.

Insult to Injury: Stars Fall to Leafs 3-2 in OT

Trevor Smith's overtime goal stung that much more because the Stars lost defenseman Trevor Daley to a lower body injury, potentially for a long stretch.


Gameday Thread: Dallas Stars at Toronto Maple Leaf

The Stars visit the Centre of the Hockey Universe and will have their first-line center back as they try to win their second game on the brief road trip.

Stars On a Near Historical Run of Penalty Shots

The Stars run of four penalty shots in the last 12 games isn't close to reaching the NHL record for penalty shots in a season, but it has set a team record and is among the most productive month-long streaks of all time.

Penalty Report Card: November in Minors

We continue our tracking of the Stars penalties for and against this season with a detailed breakdown of November and a comparison to how they started the season.

Seguin Still Out; Connauton Into Lineup

The Stars young center has gone ahead to Toronto, where he might be able to play on Thursday, and the team will be without his services tonight in the rematch with Chicago.

Lehtonen Talks Olympics, Pads & Sitting On The Net

The Stars netminder sat down with a Finnish language website last week and gave a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from the new rules about goalie pads to sitting on the net during the win over the Calgary Flames.

Blues Score Early and Often to Beat Stars 6-1

Kari Lehtonen allowed a goal on the first shot of the game and it never really got much better for the Stars as they struggled against their former coach and captain.

MacDermid Traded to Calgary for 6th Round Pick

The Stars sent their enforcer to Calgary for a low-round draft pick just one day after he cleared waivers.

Connauton Recalled, MacDermid Waived

The Stars continued to shuffle the lower end of their roster on Wednesday as they made space for new acquisition Dustin Jeffrey and possibly the return of winger Ray Whitney.

Benn Making Push for Crowded Team Canada Roster

The Dallas Stars captain wanted to make the Team Canada brass sit up and take notice of him after he was snubbed from the Olympic orientation camp roster. He's done just that early this season.

Lehtonen Making His Case for 2014 Olympics

Even with a very fast start to the season, the Stars starting goalie still faces an uphill battle to make the Finnish national team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Lehtonen, Sedin and Risks of Crowding the Goalie

Some people are up in arms about the waived-off goal from Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, but the rulebook offers several potential defenses for the call on the ice.

Stars, Strangis Still at Contract Impasse

According to Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News, the Stars and the only play-by-play man they've had since moving to Texas are still at a standstill in contract negotiations.

Power Play Silent But Stars Win 3-0 Over Oilers

The Stars power play went 0-for-6 but a big night from Kari Lehtonen, a sweet little forehand from Rich Peverley and a pair of empty net goals let Dallas leave Rexall Place with a victory.


Gameday Thread: Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers

The Stars make their only trip up to Rexall Place tonight as they continue the homecoming parade and try to keep pace with the rest of the ridiculous Western Conference.

Morin in Lineup; Ruff Addresses Fiddler Rumors

The AHL's scoring leader will play in his fourth career NHL game tonight as he fills in for an injured Ray Whitney and other news from the Stars morning skate.

Stars Place Ray Whitney on IR, Recall Travis Morin

The veteran winger suffered a lower-body injury in the game against the Chicago Blackhawks and will miss at least the next two games.

How Nichushkin Compares to Other 2013 Picks So Far

We examine how the No. 10 pick from the 2013 draft stacks up to the other seven players from his class that have made their NHL debuts so far this season.

Ralph and Razor Win Lone Star Emmy (Again)

The Stars long-lived broadcasting duo picked up their fifth statewide award last weekend as they were once again named the best play-by-play/analyst crew in the region.

Lehtonen Continuing to Prove His Worth to Stars

With a very strong road trip that included two shootout wins and an overtime victory in Detroit, goalie Kari Lehtonen continued to show how he's the glue that holds the Dallas Stars ship together.

Stars Recall Rome, Send Connauton To Condition

The Stars swapped out seventh defensemen as they recalled the veteran Rome from the AHL while sending Connauton down to get some playing time.

Nichushkin Bumped From Power Play at Morning Skate

The rookie winger had some rough moments with the puck in recent games against the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins, and while he remains on the top line, it does not look like he will get any power play time against the Detroit Red Wings.

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