Tough start for Dallas. The Stars are 0-7-3 this year when allowing the first goal.— Josh Bogorad (@JoshBogorad) November 26, 2016
Stars fans had to worry when the Canucks score the first goal of the game on their first shot, But Esa Lindell had his 1st NHL goal twice in the 2-1 win. Lindell playing in only his 17th NHL game, scored what he thought was his 1st goal, only for it to be determined that it went in off Radek Faksa. Minutes later he made the 2nd one count off a nice pass from Jamie Benn.
It feels good," said Lindell, who scored from the left circle midway through the second period to give the Stars a 2-1 lead that would hold up the rest of the game.
Lindell had a little over 21 minutes of ice time with 3 blocked shots and an assist. Antii Niemi stopped 30 of 31 shots.
He was strong," said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. "A goal and an assist and I just thought he played a big man's game down low. He was strong on the body and won a lot of battles. The release on both goals, I don't think we score unless he releases it that quick, so I thought Esa did a real nice job for us. (Stars Inside Edge)
Was there Icing before the Faksa goal? the Canucks thought so. (NBC Sports)
I like Johns but he's fallen on hard times. pic.twitter.com/Geu70grn5S— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) November 26, 2016
21 games into the season, the Stars have played nine defensemen. Not a single one has played every game. Here's the list. pic.twitter.com/HNAU0LaxTn— Josh Bogorad (@JoshBogorad) November 25, 2016
Prior to last night’s game Stephen Johns was sent down to the Texas Stars in an effort to get him some playing time and his confidence back. More on him later. (DMN)
Sean Shapiro experimenting with a post game video here.
With Stars regular play by play announcer Dave Strader out with cancer, color analyst Dave (Razor) Reaugh has provided play by play, this season. Reaugh a former goalie is currently the only former NHL player doing play by play. (Edmonton Journal)
Need some Christmas gift ideas this season? Why not send Stars Calendars.
The Stars begin a 4 game road trip here is where the first two watch parties are.
Stephen Johns netted two goals last night, in his return to the Texas Stars, including the overtime winner against their in state rival. Johns 2nd goal broke the tie with the San Antonio Rampage(Avalanche) to give the Stars the 4-3 victory in the 1st leg of the home and home series. (Texas Stars)
A little shimmy on Johns’s 1st goal:
and the OT winner:
All three Stars organizations picked up victories last night.
11 games of action last night, including 3 other games involving Central Division(MDK) teams.
Chicago skated out to a 3-0 lead and hung on for the 3-2 victory over the Ducks. (Second City Hockey)
In an afternoon tilt, the Wild thrashed the Penguins 6-2. Minnesota swept the season series over the current Stanley Cup Champs. (Hockey Wilderness)
Nashville gets their 6th straight home win grounding the Jets 5-1 (On the Forecheck)
Who will the Golden Knights get from the Chicago Blackhawks, in the Expansion Draft next year? (Second City Hockey)
Colorado forward Jerome Iginla looks like could be one of the marquee names, on the move, when the trade deadline comes around. Iginla is in the last year of his contract. (Sportsnet)
Defenseman Matt Carle who was waived by the Predators earlier this week, announced his retirement yesterday. Carle played 12 years in the NHL for 4 different teams. (NHL)
Down Goes Brown takes a look at the week in hockey in his grab bag. (Vice Sports)
Now that the Las Vegas team has a name, their next step is hiring a head coach, but don’t expect a coach that this will be his first job, Owner Bill Foley is looking for a man with experience. (NBC Sports)
Some of the best story lines from the first quarter of the 2016-2017 season. (NHL)
Teams in playoff positions at Thanksgiving usually stay there till the seasons end. Four teams that could buck that trend. (Hockey News)
The Kings seem to be doing all right without goalie Jonathan Quick in the line. Quick has been out of the line up with a lower body injury. (FanRag Sports)
Which goalies have made the most improvements or regressed, this season? (Sportsnet)
The International Paralympic Committee today named U.S. National Sled Hockey Team members Steve Cash, Declan Farmer and Josh Pauls three of 11 players to watch in the 2016-17 sled hockey season leading up to the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. (USA Hockey)