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Stars slowly improving to try and get in playoff hunt

Joe Colborne, Kari Lehtonen

Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, centre, celebrates his goal with teamates Valeri Nichushkin, left, from Russia, and Jamie Benn during third period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 7-3. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)


The Dallas Stars have been piling up points in the standings of late. They’re 3-1-3 in their last seven games and earning nine points in that span makes for a solid run.

Unfortunately for the Stars they’re in the Western Conference. Going on a streak like that means they’re just treading water instead of staking a claim to a playoff spot.

As Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News shares, the Stars are taking the improved play and running with it.

“You try not to get too caught up in it, because it does seem like we’re not making up ground,” Stars captain Jamie Benn said. “All we can do is focus on the next game and play as hard as we can. If we do that, then the wins will come.”

The Stars are currently sitting at 33 points and have risen to fifth in the Central. That’s the good news. The bad news is they’re still seven points behind fourth place Colorado.

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