After the move from Minnesota to Dallas in 1993, the Stars have been one of the more consistent NHL franchises. Until recently, the Stars never missed the postseason in back-to-back years. However, the organization has hit a skid as they have gone five straight seasons without earning a playoff berth. From the start of the 1993 season to the end of the 2008 season, the Stars have won seven division titles and two Presidents’ Trophies. The franchise also won back-to-back conference championships during the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 seasons. The highlight for the Dallas Stars occurred during the 1998-1999 season as they won their first and only Stanley Cup title. Overall, the Stars have reached the postseason 12 times. Center Mike Modano leads the franchise in total points, goals, and assists. Modano spent his entire career with the exception of his final season with the organization. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Dallas Stars hockey tickets.
2015 Stars Season Preview
Despite improving both their points and wins total, the Dallas Stars fell short of a 2nd straight playoff berth last season. The Stars were once again one of the premier scoring teams, with superstar forward Jamie Benn leading the NHL in overall points. But Dallas struggle defensively, giving up one of the leagues points against, and netminder Kari Lehtonen had a forgettable season. The 2015 Dallas Stars hopes will rest on improvement on defense. To help bolster that defensive line, the Stars brought in one of the best free agents this summer in Johnny Oduya. Dallas also picked up Patrick Sharp to add to what could once again be the best scoring attack in the NHL. Coming into 2015, the Dallas Stars ability to score goals is pretty much a given. If the Stars can find improved goaltending, they may be contenders for the Stanley Cup.
Check out our Dallas Stars Season Preview History page for previews of previous Stars seasons.
Dallas Stars Hockey at American Airlines Center Address: 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75219
The Stars play all their home games at the American Airlines Center, located in Dallas, Texas. When filled to capacity, 19,000 fans can be heard cheering on the Stars. The state-of-the-art facility is also home to the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. The American Airlines Center hosts the top entertainment acts throughout the year. The Dallas Stars home bench is on the American Airlines Center rink side in front of section 119. American Airlines Center parking information is covered in our Stars event guide.
Stars vs. Red Wings
A poll on a Stars fan site held a few years ago asked them who the #1 rival was, and Red Wings was a resounding winner. The Red Wings fans are looked at in disdain whenever Detroit plays in the American Airlines Center. Many Stars have gone on to become Red Wings, as that has also left a sour taste in the fans mouths. This is always a good match up whether in Dallas or “Hockeytown.”
Stars vs. Sharks
Many battles back and forth in this rivalry over the last 15 years have cemented it as one of the best in the NHL. The back and forth over the Pacific Division championship through the years has given this rivalry some legs, including a few playoff matchups.
Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
An expansion team in 1993, the Dallas Stars have certainly shined their light on the NHL since their arrival. The Stars are owners of the NHL’s highest achievements, winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 and multiple Western Conference Championships. 12 playoff appearance aren’t too shabby as well.
Dallas Stars Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Stars game?
Gates at American Airlines Center open 90 minutes before the puck drops.
Where are good places to eat before a Stars game?
If you are looking for a trendy, upscale dining experience, try Stephan Pyles. It has a unique atmosphere and a menu perfect for all the foodies out there. Downtown Dallas has some great Mexican food. Of the many good places we recommend trying Meso Mayo, Taco Borracho, or Senor Bean. There are some great sports bars in the area; Nodding Donkey, West End Pub, and Stan’s Blue Note are all worth checking out. Celebration Restaurant has some of the best southern comfort food in the area and has a great ambiance. Other good places in the area are The French Room, Bangkok City, Bolsa, and The Metropolitan Café.
Where is the best place to park at American Airlines Center?
There are a few good parking options around AAC. The best place to find parking is on the northwest corner of the arena. From here all the way to Victory Ave. are large parking lots that offer the best chance of finding a place. The other great place to find parking is to the south of the arena at Museum Way and High Market Street. There are three large parking lots in this area and is only a short walk to the arena. If you are looking to avoid driving all together try the Dart Train. The light rail has stations located all over the Metroplex and drops off close to American Airlines Center.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Stars game?
Children aged 2 and older will require a ticket to enter American Airlines Center. If your child is under 2 years old they will be allowed to sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. It is best practice to bring proof of your child’s age to the gate with you to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.