Ahead of tonight’s game against the Blues, general manager Jim Nill says the Stars have “no excuses” and have to find a way to fight through these early-season injuries.
"We are still trying to find ourselves. It's no secret what the injuries have done to us," Stars GM Jim Nill said. "It's inserted a lot of different players into different positions and different situations. The young guys are figuring things out. Usually, as a young guy you come in and play low minutes to get used to the league. We've had to thrust guys right in there, and they've done a pretty good job."
But despite losing to Columbus on Tuesday, both Nill and coach Lindy Ruff are optimistic about what they’ve seen from the team in the past two games.
"We've lost three in a row, but I think our last two games are close to where we need to be," Ruff said. "[Tuesday] night might have been the best game we've played overall. Still, systematically, we beat ourselves at the end. We didn't do that last year. We were a good team when we had the lead.
There’s more at the link. [Stars]
Tonight, at 7:30 p.m. the Stars host the Blues. Be there. [Stars]
What’s behind the Stars’ slow start to the season? [SportsDayDFW]
Catch up with Colton Sceviour, who’s fresh off a hat trick for the Panthers. [NHL]
Goalie Mike Condon is on the move.
OTT acquires Mike Condon from PIT for a draft pick.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 2, 2016
The Kings and the Bruins are among the teams dealing with a rash of goalie injuries this season. But that’s nothing new—Sean McIndoe takes a look at past teams that have blown through netminders. [The Hockey News]
This isn’t exactly the start to the season that Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau had in mind. [Sportsnet]
What’s going on with the Islanders? Well, the kids aren’t doing all right, and the three-goalie system isn’t working as planned. [The Hockey News]
Kings defenseman Tom Gilbert will have a hearing today.
Los Angeles’ Tom Gilbert will have a hearing tomorrow for boarding/ charging Anaheim’s Nick Ritchie.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 2, 2016
Ten games in, here’s how 22 NHL teenagers are faring, from Auston Matthews to Pavel Zacha. [Sportsnet]
Gerry Cheevers’ mask and other items on the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Most Wanted List. [ESPN]
And finally, here’s a little hockey history for you.