You’re probably better off burning the tape from last night’s game. Thanks in part to a hat trick from Patrik Laine, the Jets torched the Stars 8-2. With the loss, the Stars’ record now stands at 4-6-3. Here’s how Mike Heika put it:
They allowed a Winnipeg squad that had been manhandled to the tune of 21-5 in second periods in the first 13 games to score four goals in the second period. They allowed a Jets team that they dominated last season to take a second convincing victory over their Central Division bunkmates and drop the Stars to 3-5-1 within the division.
It was ugly, but maybe it needed to be.
"We made some really dumb mistakes that we paid dearly for.," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "We're too shorthanded to be a dumb team."
Meanwhile, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn didn’t pull any punches when talking about the team’s performance.
Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin said this game felt like rock bottom for their team. Benn said it was downright embarrassing. #DallasStars— Scott Billeck (@ScottBilleck) November 9, 2016
There’s more on the game—not that you want to read about—at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Sounds about right.
Benn: ”That next game can’t come fast enough.” #DallasStars— Scott Billeck (@ScottBilleck) November 9, 2016
Jason Dickinson isn’t quite back to 100 percent, but coach Derek Laxdal is certain there are opportunities ahead for the center. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]
Sean Shapiro’s latest podcast is available for you.
Alex Goligoski doesn’t “really like much” about his game with the Coyotes right now. [Arizona Sports]
Elliotte Friedman’s latest 30 Thoughts cover everything from Jacob Trouba’s new contract to Loui Eriksson’s slow start in Vancouver. (Addendum: Loui scored his first of the year last night!) [Sportsnet]
Prompted by Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella’s comments about both, TSN’s Scott Cullen breaks down the differences between Corsi and scoring chances. [TSN]
Are Connor McDavid and Patrik Laine the second coming of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin? [ESPN]
“Weren’t we done with the Chicago Blackhawks?” asks Dave Lozo. [VICE]
The Panthers’ run of weird post-game traditions continues. (Anyone else miss #SpaceyInSpace?)
Could Evander Kane be headed to the Wild? Plus, the Sharks are looking for help in net, and other rumors rounded up. [The Hockey News]
Sean McIndoe takes a look at who’s trending up and down around the league. [Sportsnet]
The Ducks could have Hampus Lindholm back in the lineup soon. [The Hockey News]
And finally, Artemi Panarin has found a new practice partner.