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The Dallas Stars won their first-ever Winter Classic Wednesday. The National Hockey League’s annual outdoor New Year's Day game was played in the Cotton Bowl. 

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For the first time in National Hockey League history, its biggest annual outdoor game will be in Dallas. The New Year’s Day Winter Classic between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators will be played in the Cotton Bowl at 12:30 p.m. 

Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement today that Jim Montgomery exhibited behavior inconsistent with the core values" of the Stars and the National Hockey League.
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The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct.

General manager Jim Nill said the Stars expect all employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing the organization. Without elaborating, Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistent with “core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

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In NHL hockey, the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs continues Wednesday night in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. The Dallas Stars play long-time rival St. Louis in game 4 of the best-of-seven series.  

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The Dallas Stars hockey team is sending a teenage rookie to the league's All-Star Game Saturday night. The 19-year-old phenom from Finland is the team's only representative at the game this year.

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Update, May 4: The Dallas Stars have made Jim Montgomery head coach. 


The Dallas Stars hockey team has become the first Texas professional sports franchise to speak out against the so-called "bathroom bill."

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The Dallas Stars Thursday named a new coach – and he's the same one who brought them a Stanley Cup nearly two decades ago. The announcement of Ken Hitchcock's hiring comes after the Stars melted down in one of their worst seasons since coming to Dallas.

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The Dallas Stars season ended last night in the second round of the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs.  Dallas lost to St. Louis by a score of 6 to 1.


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In a convincing start to their second playoff series in three years, the Dallas Stars shut out the Minnesota Wild 4-0 Thursday night in Dallas.  

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The Dallas Stars and goalie Kari Lehtonen shut down the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks 3-0 Monday night in the third game of their best of seven playoff series.

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For the first time since 2008, Dallas is a basketball -- and hockey -- playoff town.

The Dallas Stars started their first postseason run in six years Wednesday night against the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks in California. (The Ducks defeated the Stars in the first game, 4-3. Game 2 is 9 p.m. Friday in California.)

Their basketball brethren, the Dallas Mavericks, are harboring some long-shot dreams, too: They start the NBA playoffs this weekend, their first postseason appearance since 2012.

This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Dallas Stars coming to town. In that time, the team’s won a Stanley Cup and helped develop a generation of kids who play hockey in Cowboys country. In our Friday Conversation, Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites talks about the team’s impact on North Texas.