The NHL showed its support for the city of Paris and all of France last night, as every team that played flew a virtual tricouleur and observed a moment of silence before puck drop.
The Dallas Stars employ one of only two NHL players from France, and Antoine Roussel happens also to be a star attraction for the fans in American Airlines Center. Rooster, whose parents were in Paris on the night of Nov. 13, 2015 (they've since reported in safe), tells Mike Heika that the support from the team (and from Stars fans) has been "huge." [SportsDayDFW]
A young Stars' fan shows support for French born Antoine Roussel and all people affected by yesterday's events.pic.twitter.com/VyjFPV4kyK— Dave Strader (@TheVoiceDS) November 15, 2015
A few other sights (and sounds) from around the league:
Our hearts are with you, Paris ❤️ pic.twitter.com/O62dH84xuQ— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 15, 2015
DALvsMIN pic.twitter.com/oXs3lqTqLK— Kathleen Tibbetts (@KETibbetts) November 15, 2015
Bellemare singing along to La Marseillaise https://t.co/KEaulgKojy— Stephanie (@myregularface) November 15, 2015
"You can write whatever you want. He was pretty darn good again" Stars coach Lindy Ruff said of Klingberg.
Added Jason Spezza: "He's not a bad player. We might keep him."
Guess who came in first among Puck Daddy's NHL Three Stars last night? Aw, c'mon. Humor me. [Puck Daddy]
Heika talked with Ales Hemsky about his hip and his season to date, and brought an update on former Star Darryl Sydor, who's back with the Minnesota Wild as assistant coach (but not traveling with them yet). [SportsDayDFW]
Where does John Klingberg rank among Razor's favorite Swedish imports? Somewhere between ABBA and Britt Ekland. (Comes with bonus ABBA song adaptation, and at no extra charge.)
Thank you for noticing, @NHL.
One two reasons the Leafs won: two (2) Vancouver Canucks goals that were called back under challenge. Questions: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller has them.
What in the name of stink was going on at the Predators-Jets game last night? Something about a humiliating blow-out getting ugly all over, I guess. The Preds won 7-0, but the most remarkable number of the night was 154, which was the combined penalty minutes served by both teams. This post is crawling with videos and images already, but you have to see some of this, if you haven't already. (Warning: Live F-bombs.) [NBC Sports]
there were an equal number of Jets on the bench and in the penalty box at one point in this game. pic.twitter.com/Dx1OxMMaxP— Stephanie (@myregularface) November 15, 2015
and the ref yelled at Rinne to go to his room. poor Pekka. pic.twitter.com/KSLrurMyaH— Stephanie (@myregularface) November 15, 2015
The Edmonton Oilers erased two (2) two-goal leads, but not even the ongoing astonishment that is Leon Draisaitl (who wasn't even supposed to be here today) could get them past the Los Angeles Kings. [CBC]
Meanwhile, Shane Doan got a game misconduct after a second-period altercation that earned 36 PIMs in all (out of a game-total 68). The problem with the Predators-Jets game is that now we're all thinking, "Oh, so they only handed out 36 penalty minutes. How bad could it have been?" [Five For Howling]
FInally: Congratulations are in order for the 2014 U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team, including North Texas native Taylor Lipsett. Way to go, guys!