In an 82-game season, one night shouldn’t do much to define a team’s year. But if a single dropped point has the power to crush a franchise, it showed in the Dallas Stars’ Wednesday night loss to the Maple Leafs.
Down went David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner, and goalie Anton Khudobin. Stars center Tyler Seguin made three Bruins fall over as he took advantage of a delayed penalty and scored the overtime goal to give Dallas a 3-2 win over Boston today.
Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie left a trail of blood on the ice after the Bruins’ Kevan Miller high-sticked him in the third period of Thursday’s 2-0 Boston win.
There have not been many Dallas Stars highlights this season. So please appreciate this one from last night’s game, before they, uh, totally collapsed against the Islanders.
Just two teams have allowed more goals per game than the Dallas Stars, and while plays like this aren’t necessarily how they reached those rarified heights, it’s, uh, indicative.
The helmet: a useful tool for keeping your brains intact. Also, apparently a weapon?
The camera lingers on the Stars bench. Slowly, it pans up and to the left before settling on a pair of fans just above the tunnel. A subtle zoom reveals: it’s a dog.
Winger Patrick Sharp scored on the power play—the Stars’ first in 13 chances—and set up Cody Eakin’s overtime winner to tie the second-round series with the Blues at two games apiece. But more importantly than all that, the Stars are headed back to Dallas for Game 5. And Patrick’s headed back to see Sadie:
The Stars scored first, then the Blues reeled off six unanswered goals, with 12 different players recording points. It was a laugher by the time Stephen Johns boarded Alex Pietrangelo, which somehow ended up with Ryan Reaves and Curtis McKenzie (briefly) trading blows.
Despite vehement Minnesota Wild objections, replay officials declared this crazy play a good goal for Dallas, giving the Stars a 1-0 lead in the second game of their playoff series and awarding Antoine Roussel credit for scoring it.
Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin will be out for three to four weeks after partially slicing his Achilles tendon in Thursday’s game against the Lightning. If you ever wanted to know what a sliced Achilles tendon looks like from the outside, Seguin’s got you covered. (It’s below, and it might be a little nasty.)
Here’s something fun from Thursday’s Lightning-Stars game. Dallas forward Jamie Benn worked his way through the neutral zone while sliding on his knees, stood up, and passed the puck to teammate Patrick Eaves. Eaves didn’t score, but it’s still a cool little highlight from Benn.
This here’s Matt Hendricks and he’s making that there face because he took a hockey puck to the Johnson while defending against a Howitzer of a slap shot.
Nothing really went right in Dallas’s 6-2 loss to the Rangers, but it was a particularly bad night for the Stars’, uh, stars. Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin were benched with 12 minutes left, after being on the ice for three straight Rangers goals.
At 10-3-0 after last night’s 5-3 win over the Bruins, the Dallas Stars are off to the hottest start in franchise history. It’s a year later than everyone expected, but unlike last season’s slow start, everything is clicking this time around. Offseason additions Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya, and especially goalie Antti…
Stars captain Jamie Benn dished out a team-high 52 assists last season. He is a generous teammate and a selfish lover:
Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth was just minding his own business when Jiri Hudler fired the puck right at Nemeth’s face, at which point the damn thing got caught in Nemeth’s visor. I don’t this is exactly how visors are supposed to protect people from eye injuries, but, hey, whatever works!
Today in "headlines I never thought I'd write."
You know what it's like. You're just trying to set up camp in the corner, maybe get the puck and then fire a pass in front of the goal, and the damn referee keeps getting in your way. My favorite part of this video is when the ref yells "I'm not moving!" Exactly, dude, that's why Tyler Seguin is mad at you!
Last night, Dallas's Antoine Roussel wiped an entire pane of glass with Phil Kessel's tumbling form. We love a good, clean hit that sends a player flying like someone messed with the sliders in a video game.