Dallas Stars, American expert ice hockey group situated in Dallas that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The establishment has showed up in the Stanley Cup finals multiple times (1981, 1991, 1999, and 2000) and has won one title (1999).
The group started play in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars and was initially situated in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The North Stars' debut crusade was a moderate achievement, with the group meeting all requirements for a playoff billet—and winning its first-round arrangement—in spite of completing the season with a losing record. The season was additionally set apart by catastrophe, as focus Bill Masterton turned into the first NHL player to kick the bucket from damage supported during a game; he passed on in the wake of hitting his (helmetless) head on the ice during a January 1968 challenge. Driven by conservative Bill Goldsworthy, the North Stars equipped for the playoffs in four successive seasons (1969–70 to 1972–73), yet in 1973 the group went into a six-season dash of losing efforts. In the late 1970s the group was in critical money related straits and was sold to the proprietors of another battling NHL establishment, the Cleveland Barons, in 1978. As a feature of the one of a kind game plan, the two groups were consolidated and proceeded as the North Stars.
The North Stars posted a triumphant record in 1979–80, and the next year the club showed up in the Stanley Cup finals, where it lost to the New York Islanders in five diversions. Behind the play of conservative Dino Ciccarelli and focus Neal Broten, Minnesota kept running off five additional seasons between 1981–82 and 1985–86 in which it qualified for the playoffs however neglected to progress more distant than the meeting finals. This streak was trailed by seven back to back losing seasons in which the group by the by cutting edge to the postseason on four events. The North Stars lost in the first round each time, with one prominent special case coming in the 1990–91 postseason. During that playoff run, the 27–39–14 North Stars (which included Broten and left wing Brian Bellows) dispensed with the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues—proprietors of the two best records in the NHL that season—just as the safeguarding champion Edmonton Oilers before at last losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals. In spite of Minnesota's amazing rushed to the finals, the group was assailed by money related challenges coming from its significant lot of losing seasons. After the club's proprietor, Norm Green, neglected to tie down an arrangement to assemble a field, he migrated the establishment to Dallas in 1993.
Dropping the "North" from their name, the Stars were a moderate achievement in the club's first years in Texas before winning five back to back division titles between 1996–97 and 2000–01. In 1998–99 focus Mike Modano, the establishment's unequaled driving scorer, and goaltender Ed Belfour drove the Stars to the best record in the NHL during the customary season, which Dallas pursued by overcoming the Buffalo Sabers in a six-game Stanley Cup last to catch the establishment's first title. The Stars came back to the Stanley Cup finals the accompanying season yet lost to the New Jersey Devils. Subsequent to missing the postseason in 2001–02, the group bounced back to meet all requirements for the playoffs in each season between 2002–03 and 2007–08, progressing to the gathering finals in 2007–08 (a misfortune to the inevitable hero Detroit Red Wings).
The Stars at that point went into a sans postseason mark that achieved an establishment record four years in 2011–12. Dallas came back to the playoffs in 2013–14, wherein the group lost in the first round. Driven by left wing Jamie Benn, the Stars posted the best record in the Western Conference during the 2015–16 season, however the group was furious about the St. Louis Blues in a seven-game second-round postseason arrangement. Be that as it may, the Stars relapsed in 2016–17 as the group tumbled to fifth spot in the divisional standings, which prompted an off-season instructing change. Dallas came back to the playoffs in 2018–19, when the group pulled off a first-round miracle before being wiped out in the second round.