Dallas Stars defeat Minnesota Wild, 4-2

DALLAS - While the renovating Toronto Maple Leafs and slumping Calgary Flames declared themselves open for business Sunday by executing a seven-player trade, the Wild's storefront still is padlocked.

With the Wild still in a hunt for a playoff spot (four points out), it's looking more and more unlikely that General Manager Chuck Fletcher will be in a selling mood before the March 3 trade deadline.

That's because it's hard to imagine it's even possible for the Wild to...

DALLAS - Considering the Wild can never beat the Dallas Stars on the road with either of its top two goalies, beating them with the third proved quite the chore Tuesday night.

With Wade Dubielewicz making a surprise debut with Niklas Backstrom sick and Josh Harding aggravating a hip injury, the Wild -- despite outshooting the Stars 42-18 -- lost 4-2, its 12th consecutive defeat inside American Airlines Center.

"We should have won this game," said Dubielewicz, 31, a f...