NHL Playoffs

Daily Links: Garbutt Ejected, Stars Fans Dejected


Ryan Garbutt left last night's game after spearing Corey Perry, the Stars are all over the dishonorable mentions from last night's three stars, and hockey is like bobsledding.

Grinding Line Frustrates, Denies Getzlaf And Perry


The scrappy trio poked, prodded, and yes, even scored on the Ducks, playing a key role in Dallas' win

Stars Making No Friends, But Who Cares


The Anaheim Ducks are dinguses.

Dillon Practices


Anaheim will be without Stephane Robidas and the Stars will still be without Dillon for Game 4.

Stars Witness Another Leg Break By Robidas


The former Stars defenseman continued his horrific run of luck on American Airlines Center ice this season, breaking his right leg for the second time in Monday's Game 3.

In Defense of Lehtonen, Playoffs Return To Big D


Some quick thoughts on the series so far as the NHL postseason returns to Dallas for the first time in six years.

Stars Will Be Without Brenden Dillon For Game 3


Brenden Dillon skated for the first time since leaving the St Louis game on April 11th, but he isn't ready to return for the Dallas Stars just yet.

Dallas Has Positives To Take Into Game 2 Tonight


Losses are bad, especially in the playoffs. This one looked terrible until the Stars got all of their cogs turning in the right direction. Let's look at the positives from the game.

Dallas Stars Drop Game 1 To Anaheim Ducks 4-3


A late surge by the Dallas Stars brought them up just short of forcing extra time tonight in game one of the NHL playoffs.

Gameday Thread #2: Dallas Stars @ Anaheim Ducks


Let's keep talking Ducks/Stars.


Playoff Game #1 Gameday Thread: Stars @ Ducks

It's on.

Playoffs Watching Thread: East Round 1 Games


The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets square off, with the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning following up not long after as first round action gets underway.

Breaking Down the Ducks' Regular Season Schedule


Anaheim piled up 116 points this season, but how much was due to feasting on Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver?

Stargazing, Episode #45: Dallas Stars Playoffs


The editors and special guest/Defending Big D founder met last night to talk about the Dallas Stars going to the playoffs. In audio form, our thoughts on what it all means in Big D.

Predictions: Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks Series


The Dallas Stars are in the playoffs, and Defending Big D gets the pleasure of predicting a playoff series for the team we devote our passion to throughout the season.

Preview: Game 1- Tonight!


Six years worth of playoff drought ends for the Dallas Stars tonight at 9:00pm CST in Anaheim.

Dillon Misses Practice, Game-Day Decision


The Stars defenseman didn't practice but will have his status reevaluated before the start of his team's series against the Anahiem Ducks.

Breaking Down the Ducks


All the basics you need to know about the Anaheim Ducks skaters.

In the Ducks' Net: Hiller Out? Andersen In?


Dallas' starter is not exactly a mystery, but the Ducks have options they're considering.

Antoine Roussel, The Most Hated Man In Hockey


Can Antoine Roussel be a difference maker for the Dallas Stars in the postseason?

2014 NHL Playoffs: DBD West Round 1 Predictions


Defending Big D puts together their predictions for the western conference matchups for round 1 of the 2014 playoffs.

2014 NHL Playoffs: DBD East Round 1 Predictions


Defending Big D puts together their predictions for the eastern conference matchups for round 1 of the 2014 playoffs.

Poll: What Pushed the Stars Into the Playoffs?


There are lots of reasons for the Stars' success in making it back into the playoffs this year, which factor was the most important?

Stars Release Local TV Schedule For First Round


Fox Sports Southwest and TXA-21 will combine to cover all seven potential games of the first-round series between the Stars and Ducks.

Stars, Robidas Collision Course Set in First Round


The long-time Dallas defenseman will face his former team in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. How much of a difference will that actually make?

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