CEDAR PARK — Before stepping in front of a Texas Stars back drop for post-game interviews, Valeri Nichushkin half-joked with members of the media after a 4-3 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins. “I don’t speak English, so only easy questions,” the 20-year-old Russian said. “Like, ‘How are you?’” So, Val, how are you? “Very […]

CEDAR PARK — Quantity and quality. Those were the Texas Stars’ offensive marching orders Saturday before a 4-3 loss against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Create more chances against Grand Rapids goalie Tom McCollum – who shut out Texas on Friday – and create more chaos in front of the opposition net. After firing 48 shots, […]

CEDAR PARK — The Texas Stars should be in pretty good shape if they can replicate their effort from Friday’s 2-0 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins. “We had a good effort, but we can’t be satisfied because we didn’t get the win,” captain Maxime Fortunus said. “We still had a lot of chances. We’ll […]

CEDAR PARK — The past two Calder Cup Champions were in the Cedar Park Center on Friday, and the product on the ice reflected each team’s impressive résumé. It was crisp, playoff-style hockey that featured a combination of back-and-forth action, appropriate aggressiveness, and superb goaltending on each end. In the end, the 2013 champion Grand […]

CEDAR PARK — Valeri Nichushkin will make his return to game action when the Texas Stars host the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight at Cedar Park Center. The 20-year-old Russian has missed 59 NHL games after having hip surgery in November. He was assigned to the Texas Stars on Friday morning and could play three AHL […]

CEDAR PARK — Most wouldn’t consider Texas Stars defenseman Cameron Gaunce an enforcer. He’s been in four fights this season, which doesn’t even crack the top 100 for individual players in the 30-team American Hockey League. But on a team with a league-low 21 fights — the fewest in the AHL since the 2008-09 Grand […]

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Texas Stars mailbag. If you have questions about the team, a certain player, or anything else that comes to mind send them my way. I’ll be fielding questions via Twitter, the Wrong Side of the Red Line Facebook page, and via email at sean.c.shapiro@gmail.com. Let’s see what we’ve […]

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