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Tyler Seguin led the World Hockey Championships in goals with nine in 10 games.

He racked up 36 shots at the tournament and scored five of his goals on the power play. Oddly enough, Seguin didn't get any assists while play for Canada. Still, his efforts helped Canada win the gold medal.
May 18 - 4:45 PM

Jason Spezza was named the top forward at the 2015 World Hockey Championship.

Not only did Spezza win gold with Team Canada, but he also led the entire tournament in scoring with six goals and 14 points. Brent Burns (Team Canada) was named the tournament's best defenseman, while Pekka Rinne (Finland) was named the tournament's top goaltender.
May 17 - 5:46 PM

Jason Spezza scored one of Canada's two goals in a 2-0 win over the host Czech Republic at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

Canada now advances to the gold medal game against the winner of the U.S./ Russia match scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon. Spezza has had a wonderful tournament as he leads all scorers with 14 points. Taylor Hall scored Canada's other goal, while Mike Smith earned the shutout setting aside 18 Czech shots.
Source: IIHF.com
May 16 - 12:06 PM

Through Friday's off-day, Jason Spezza sits atop the scoring table at the World Hockey Championship.

Through eight games, the Dallas Stars center has five goals and 13 points for Team Canada. While one normally wouldn't combine NHL regular season and international stats, it's worth noting that through 90 combined games Spezza has 20 goals and 70 points. The last time Spezza recorded that many points during the NHL regular season was 2011-12 with Ottawa when he tied a career high with 34 goals and totaled 84 points in 80 games.
May 15 - 10:24 PM

Jamie Benn plans to stay in North Texas over the summer.

Benn would typically go home to Victoria, British Columbia, but he thinks staying put will improve his chances of smoothly rehabbing from two hip surgeries. "I've got one shot to do this right, and I don't want to mess it up, so I want to stay around all of the trainers and doctors and make sure I have the best care possible," Benn said. Despite his hip problems, Benn had 35 goals and 87 points in 82 contests in 2014-15.
May 15 - 9:51 AM

Tyler Seguin netted a hat trick in Canada's 9-0 destruction of Belarus on Thursday at the quarterfinals of the World Hockey Championships.

Seguin is tied for the tournament lead with eight goals in eight games. Brent Burns was the other offensive star of the game with two goals and four points. Ryan O'Reilly posted two goals and one assist in the contest and Jason Spezza notched a goal and an assist. Taylor Hall and Jake Muzzin contributed two assist each in the blowout.
May 14 - 4:40 PM

Rich Peverley (heart) is looking at the possibility of a comeback.

His agent, Allain Roy, said doctors have suggested Peverley's implanted defibrillator device may be able to be removed. That would open the door, but coming back would still be a lengthy process. Peverley would still have to see more doctors as well as work out insurance waiver issues with the NHL and NHLPA. A possible return is encouraging news though after he collapsed on the bench from a cardiac event on March 10, 2014. Peverley might become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he can pass his tests.
May 13 - 6:28 PM

Jason Spezza didn't like his performance in his first season with Dallas.

However, he feels he will be better in 2015-16. "I think I was just more comfortable in the second half. I played better and understood where I was on the team," Spezza said. "You get to know the coach and you get to know the system. I think early on in the year there's a lot of trying to figure out guys and figure out who you're playing with. It's easy to put five names together for a power play, but until you play together you don't really know the little plays you have to make and who likes the puck where. It was definitely a learning process." He earned 17 goals and 62 points in 82 games this past campaign. Spezza believes in the potential of the Stars and he's looking forward to next year.
May 13 - 3:52 PM

Dallas Stars and Team France forward Antoine Roussel leads the World Hockey Championship with 34 PIMs through five games.

France unfortunately has just one win during their five games. The rugged forward, who is still pointless in the tournament, had another nice season for the Stars. He posted 13 goals, 25 points, and 148 PIMs through 80 games this past season.
May 10 - 8:24 PM

Tyler Seguin scored twice in Canada's 4-3 win over France in Saturday morning's preliminary round game at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

That gives Seguin four goals in five games at the tourney. Dallas teammate Jason Spezza is also playing very well. He registered two assists in the win over France and has six points in five games.
May 9 - 11:15 AM

Jhonas Enroth told Swedish website Hockey Sverige that a return to Dallas is unlikely.

"There are other teams where there is greater opportunity to play more games," Enroth said in the interview. He posted five wins with a .906 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average in 13 appearances with the Stars. It sounds like he'll be testing the waters as an unrestricted free agent in July.
May 7 - 2:28 PM

Jamie Benn had his second hip surgery in a week this past Monday.

He is slated to be skating in August and could be ready for the start of the regular season if he progresses as expected. According to head athletic trainer Dave Zeis, Benn has responded well from the procedures thus far. Benn played through the issue for most of the season and he led the league in scoring with 87 points in 82 games.
May 6 - 12:15 PM

Jamie Benn is one of the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award.

Like the Hart Trophy, the Ted Lindsay Award goes to the league's MVP. The difference is that the Hart is handled by PHWA while the players themselves vote on the Ted Lindsay Award. The writers and players both agreed on Alex Ovechkin and Carey Price this season, but they differ on Benn. The writers' third nominee was John Tavares instead. Benn won the scoring title with 87 points in 82 contests. Tavares only finished one point behind though and had 38 goals to Benn's 35. Tavares' Islanders also made the playoffs, which many Hart Trophy voters likely took into consideration.
May 5 - 7:06 PM

Jason Spezza scored two goals and registered an assist in Team Canada's 6-1 opening round game against Latvia at the World Hockey Championships.

He is centering a line featuring Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon so his chances of having some success over the next two weeks are fairly high. Other Dallas players are doing well thus far in the IIHF tournament. Jhonas Enroth was the winning goalie in Sweden's 6-5 shootout win over the host club and John Klingberg assisted on the late game-tying goal in that contest.
May 2 - 12:04 PM

Trevor Daley had labrum hip surgery last Thursday.

He is expected to need three to four months, so he should be ready for training camp in the fall. Daley had a career year in 2014-15, with 16 goals and 38 points in 68 games.
Apr 28 - 11:11 AM


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