Although they found a way to beat the Jets Tuesday night, the Stars couldn’t find a way to win again last night. Winnipeg opened the scoring 15 seconds into the first and didn’t let up, beating Dallas 4-1.
You probably don’t want to relive last night, but just in case...
Lindy Ruff pointed to the fact that the Stars are “missing two power play units” when you consider the injuries. Meanwhile, Jamie Benn shouldered the blame.
[Tyler] Myers gave Winnipeg a 1-0 lead 15 seconds into the first period on a point shot that appeared to go off Niemi's blocker and into the net.
"I think it starts with the first shift of the game with the puck and I don't do anything with it and it goes in the back of the net," Stars captain Jamie Benn said. "It starts with myself. I got to be better."
The Jets had 22 shots in the first period, one shy of their franchise record.
There’s more on the loss at the link. [Stars]
The players who’ve had to step up in the wake the Stars’ rash of injuries are making the most of their opportunities. [Today’s Slapshot]
Maybe we should have let the whole game be decided by rock, paper, scissors.
Shout out to all of the Old Guys around the league. [Sportsnet]
Sure, it’s still early in the year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give out grades for performances so far. [ESPN]
Senators goalie Craig Anderson has taken a leave of absence from the team. [The Hockey News]
The Ducks and defenseman Hampus Lindholm agreed to a 6-year, $31.5 million deal.
Now that Lindholm’s locked down, which defenseman should Anaheim move? [Sportsnet]
Taylor Hall may be still keeping tabs on the Oilers, but he’s getting used to life with the Devils. [TSN]
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop had a little fun last night.
After losing his father to Alzheimer’s, Brendan Shanahan is working to promote research in order to fight the disease. [Sports Illustrated]
The goalie situation for the Hurricanes has been... not great. [Today’s Slapshot]
And finally, the Stars had a pretty good #tbt yesterday.