Only three teams have a worse PK percentage than Dallas’ 76.7 % this season. Surprisingly two of them are the Penguins and Blackhawks, who both lead their respected divisions.
Yesterday the Stars play a tight game against the Flyers for 55 minutes. Two late PP goals by the Flyers in the final 5 minutes was too much for the team to overcome.
We go down short-handed, hit the post, we didn't execute," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "They got their opportunity, and ended up executing. The game could have been 3-1, [but] we didn't get it done.
One of the late penalties was a high-sticking penalty by Tyler Seguin which led to the game winning for Philly. As the Stars again fail to win two in a row more than once a season.
I had a bad penalty there," Seguin said. "You can say they had a couple of good looks on the power play, or we have to figure out to be better on the kill, but 5 on 5 we were good.
More here from Mike Heika. (DMN)
Quotes from the game:
Prior to the Seguin penalty defensmen Jamie Oleksiak was called for a cross check to the head of Chris VandeVelde. Oleksiak will have a meeting with the league’s Department of Player Safety today, to see if further punishment is warranted.
In Oleksiak related news his sister Penny added another gold medal to her collection yesterday.
Due to a computer snafu Sean Shapiro’s weekly mailbag wasn’t released till yesterday. (Wrong Side of the Red Line)
After picking up his first AHL win on Friday in a relief appearance, goalie Landon Bow got his first start and second win yesterday in a 2-1 shootout win over the Rockford Ice Hogs(Chicago). Bow had 36 saves tonight and was perfect in the skills competition part of the game. Friday night he stopped 35, in the 8-4 win. (100 Degree Hockey)
Bow was recently called up from Idaho the Stars ECHL affiliate and Philippe Desrosiers was returned to the Steelheads to get him more playing time. Bow was signed to an AHL contract, as an undrafted free agent in the summer, by the Texas Stars.
Filling the net with his 6’5” frame, Bow had a 16-7 record with a .938 save percentage and 1.76 goals against average for the Seattle Thunderbirds. In 12 games in Boise he a 8-3-1 record with .916 save percentage and 2.75 GAA. Sean Shapiro had a nice feature on him from the summer. (Wrong Side of the Red Line)
Shapiro’s notes on Bow from the 2016 Traverse City Prospect tournament:
Canadiens are the first team to score 10 goals in a game and allow 10 goals in same season since the 2005-06 Sabres.— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) December 11, 2016
Jerome Iginla played in his 1500th game yesterday and is now seriously considering to waive his no trade clause to go to a cup contender. Iginla is in the final year of his three year contract with the last place Avalanche. (Sportsnet)
A “Bad News Bears” reference is this article detailing the different sides of NHL participation in the 2018 Olympics. (CBC Sports)
The week in hockey, including the Philip Larsen hit and the Cal Clutterbuck extension as well as the Vegas name fiasco. (NHL Numbers)
Another championship for the US Sled Hockey team:
Finally a sad day for hockey yesterday: