You may still be ragging on the Dallas Stars for yesterday’s OT loss to the desperate Vancouver Canucks. In that regard, you probably have a lot in common with the team itself:
"I think we just sat back, and they took advantage of that," Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis said. "They're a good team, and you can't do that."
Dallas looked on its way to tying its franchise record for consecutive wins against one opponent when it took a 3-1 lead after two periods -- and again when it responded to the Canucks' comeback to take a 4-3 lead in the third period.
But Vancouver dug in, tied the score and then won in overtime.
For a team that seems built for 3-on-3 OT, the Stars seem to have lost their touch at it and have the eighth consecutive overtime loss (going back to last season) to prove it. Jamie Benn wants to work on that:
"We've just got to be better," Benn said. "It's really just will to win, three on three, and we haven't done enough to win those lately."
There’s always more at Mike’s place. [SportsDayDFW]
Razor looks for the bright spots in a disappointing game and finds more than one, actually.
At least we’ll always have this nice video the ’Nucks produced for Hammer’s return.
For six great years, thank you Dan. pic.twitter.com/QaaxHA7qtG— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 13, 2016
Meanwhile, the juggling continues as injured forwards inch toward their returns and eight D-men compete hard for playing time. [SportsDayDFW]
Don’t look now, but it seems Patrick Eaves’ great play has brought everyone back to his also-great facial hair.
One of the most underrated beards in the League. pic.twitter.com/qoW7c0tSmZ— #HockeyFightsCancer (@NHL) November 13, 2016
They keep talking about Eaves missing practice but idk what else they want him to do. His firewood isn't going to chop itself.— Jordan Dix (@jordan_dix) November 13, 2016
Justin Dowling talked with Heika about his night to remember in Calgary. [SportsDayDFW]
Yesterday in the #MDK:
- Matt Dumba gave the Minnesota Wild its first overtime win of the season with the GWG against the Ottawa Senators, 2-1. [Hockey Wilderness]
- The Chicago Blackhawks snapped the Montreal Canadiens’ win streak with a 3-2 victory thanks to a big go-ahead goal from Patrick Kane. [Second City Hockey]
- Mark Scheifele got the decider as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Anže Kopitar-less Los Angeles Kings in a shootout, 3-2. [Jewels From the Crown]
- And Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins handed the Colorado Avalanche another home shutout, 2-0. [Mile High Hockey]
Because everyone is still talking about that Kane goal, here it is.
Sportsnet has launched NHL Player Compare, a tool that lets you look at any two NHL players side by side. [Sportsnet]
It’s easy to joke about the Edmonton Oilers sitting in first place in the Pacific Division, but...yeah, they’re really starting to regress to their mean right now, says Mark Spector. [Sportsnet]
Meanwhile, James Neal, Filip Forsberg, Pekka Rinne and P.K. Subban are helping the Nashville Predators get their game together after a slower-than-expected start. [TSN/The Canadian Press]
The New York Rangers’ Michael Grabner leads the league in even-strength scoring right now. (No, you didn’t see that coming.)
Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell, staying positive in the face of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, is confident he can play again later this season. [NHL]
As Movember marches on and the facial foliage gets denser, Sports Illustrated shares some of the great mustaches of NHL history – including Joel Quenneville’s.
The Philadelphia Flyers’ woes continue as Michal Neuvirth goes down for 4-6 weeks to a knee injury. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
John LeClair and Mikael Renberg reunited with Eric Lindros during this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic, and it didn’t take long for the Legion of Doom to reconnect, even after almost two decades.
Catch up with the Texas Stars prospects in Sean Shapiro’s latest Wrong Side of the Red Line post.
Prospect observations: Elie changed his routine to find his game, while Honka has a bit of Jekyll and Hyde vibe https://t.co/Uc7Kov5K0O— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) November 13, 2016
Finally: Former Washington Capitals great Peter Bondra shared this amazing display of stick-handling skills by a member of the United Arab Emirates’ national women’s team. Enjoy.