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  • Joel Hanley D | DAL

    Stars' Joel Hanley: Playing time opening up

    Hanley has played in seven of the Stars' last 15 games.

    Hanley sat out the first 10 contests of the season, but he's since found a more regular path to playing time. He filled in when Thomas Harley was hurt, and Hanley has now started to push the struggling Nils Lundkvist for the last spot in the lineup with the Stars at virtually full health. Hanley has no points with seven hits, six blocked shots, two shots on goal and a minus-1 rating over seven appearances, so he's still not likely to be much of an asset for fantasy managers.

  • Stars' Ty Dellandrea: Inconsistent playing time

    Dellandrea has played in nine of the Stars' last 18 games.

    Dellandrea got a decent run of playing time when the team was missing forwards at various points in November, but he's now sat out four of the last six games. With Sam Steel playing better, Dellandrea's best path to getting in the lineup is to leap over Evgenii Dadonov or Craig Smith on the depth chart. Dellandrea has managed just one assist, 12 shots on net, 21 hits and a minus-5 rating through 14 appearances this season.

  • Sam Steel C | DAL

    Stars' Sam Steel: Assists in consecutive outings

    Steel notched an assist in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Steel has five points this season, three of which have come over his last four games. The 25-year-old remains in a fourth-line role, but he's earning more trust from head coach Pete DeBoer with the strong play. Steel has added 25 shots on net, 10 PIM and a minus-1 rating over 20 appearances. If his offense stays warm, Steel should maintain his place in the lineup over Ty Dellandrea.

  • Jamie Benn LW | DAL

    Stars' Jamie Benn: Records power-play assist

    Benn posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Benn took a shot toward the net that clipped off Roope Hintz and found its way over the goal line. Benn hasn't been on the scoresheet in consecutive games since Nov. 18-20. The 34-year-old is still providing solid offense in a middle-six role with five goals, 13 helpers, 41 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 25 outings. He's added 17 PIM, 23 hits and 19 blocked shots to supply some of his usual physicality.

  • Stars' Miro Heiskanen: Slides helper Thursday

    Heiskanen provided an assist, fired three shots on goal, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Heiskanen helped out on Tyler Seguin's first-period marker. With four assists over his last five outings, Heiskanen is starting to get his offense back to the level that's expected of one of the best young blueliners in the league. The 24-year-old is at 16 points, 52 shots on net, 42 blocked shots, 21 hits and a minus-6 rating through 25 games this season. He's averaging 25:18 of ice time per game, including 2:58 on the power play, so he should have plenty of chances to be a positive contributor.

  • Matt Duchene C | DAL

    Stars' Matt Duchene: Gets helper in 1,000th game

    Duchene notched an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Duchene played in his 1,000th NHL game Thursday and celebrated the occasion by setting up Mason Marchment's second-period tally. In his career, Duchene has has been solid on offense with 764 points (322 goals, 442 assists). The 32-year-old center has three helpers over his last two games and is now up to 20 points, 54 shots on net and a plus-5 rating through 24 contests in his first year with the Stars.

  • Joe Pavelski C | DAL

    Stars' Joe Pavelski: Gathers assist in shootout win

    Pavelski logged an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Pavelski has often had his ice time managed this season, but he led the Stars with 18:19 in this contest. The 39-year-old helped out on the second of Roope Hintz's game-tying goals in the third period to end a brief two-game funk. Pavelski hasn't endured a three-game slump since February. He's up to 11 goals, 14 helpers, 59 shots on net, 24 hits, 22 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating over 25 appearances in 2023-24.

  • Stars' Jason Robertson: Dishes two helpers in shootout win

    Robertson logged two assists, including one on the power play, two hits and three blocked shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Robertson helped out on both of Roope Hintz's third-period markers. The 24-year-old Robertson also had the only shootout tally to help secure the win in a game the Stars never led. The winger had endured his first multi-game point drought since he started the year with a pair of scoreless outings, but that's over with his two assists. Robertson has 24 points, 62 shots on net, 14 hits and a minus-4 rating through 25 contests overall.

  • Stars' Mason Marchment: Keeps rolling with goal

    Marchment scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Marchment has found a groove on the Stars' second line, tallying five goals and adding three assists over his last six games. The winger's goal in the second period kept the Stars within striking distance in this contest. Marchment is up to 18 points, 52 shots on net, 30 PIM, 21 hits and a plus-7 rating through 25 outings overall. He's helped to strengthen Dallas' depth while finding great chemistry with Tyler Seguin and Matt Duchene.

  • Tyler Seguin C | DAL

    Stars' Tyler Seguin: Deposits goal Thursday

    Seguin scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

    Seguin tied the game at 1-1 on a feed from Sam Steel in the first period. After an injury scare Wednesday, Seguin was able to play 17:05 in Thursday's contest, in line with his usual second-line duties. The 31-year-old forward has four points over his last six outings, and he's up to nine goals, nine assists, 51 shots on net, 20 hits and a plus-5 rating through 25 games this season.

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