As Razor would say, John Klingberg once again went #fullhero to put away the Wild 4-3 in overtime.
Klingberg OT winner pic.twitter.com/LnrCayIe5J— Stephanie (@myregularface) February 10, 2016
Klingberg did, however, have some help from Kari Lehtonen, who stood tall in a third-period onslaught from Minnesota. Not only that, but he had a good time doing it.
Every time it seemed the Wild might be able to push through, Lehtonen stepped up.
"It was fun. I was excited all day to get out there and play for the first time in a long time," Lehtonen said. "It was actually nice. It was nice to get those sequences with lots of shots and get into the flow. It was cool to be there."
In his recap, Mike Heika also pointed out that three of the Stars' four goals came from defensemen, highlighting the risk/reward duality that comes with the team's style of play.
"That's who we are, Demers made a great decision, and then he got a little lucky," Klingberg said of the puck deflecting in off a Wild player. "Goose too, great goal. We're talking a lot about the D being able to stay offensive, so it was a good game for us."
There's more on the OT win at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
First of all...
Proud papa. pic.twitter.com/sQ61eIWuG9— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 10, 2016
And second of all...
More papas! pic.twitter.com/3w4eRM5fSy— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 10, 2016
Here are Razor's thoughts on last night's win.
Mike Heika answered all of your Stars questions—like who might be on the move before the trade deadline—during his weekly chat. [SportsDayDFW]
First-round pick Denis Gurianov scored a goal in his latest game.
Without Jason Spezza in the lineup, Lindy Ruff has had to do some juggling. [SportsDayDFW]
From Sidney Crosby's hot streak to the current trade rumors going around, Elliotte Friedman shares his latest 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
Elsewhere in the Division That Never Sleeps...
- The struggling Jets beat the Blues 2-1 in a shootout. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
- The Capitals took down the Predators 5-3 in Marcus Johansson's return to the lineup. [Washington Post]
- The Sharks shut out the Blackhawks 2-0. Thanks, San Jose! (Chicago also had an overturned goal, and Joel Quenneville was not happy about it.) [Chicago Sun-Times]
- The Canucks beat the Avalanche 3-1 thanks to 29 saves from Jacob Markstrom. [NHL]
Over at TSN, Travis Yost reminds you that analytics are important and can have a positive impact on an organization. [TSN]
After originally thinking an NHL team would come to Las Vegas "in no time," Bill Foley is learning that the expansion process is an arduous one. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
Jaromir Jagr continues to climb the charts.
If you've been wondering what it's like to live with Taylor Hall and Connor McDavid, here's your chance to find out. (Spoiler alert: It involves playing a lot of card games and not talking too much about hockey.) [Puck Daddy]
And finally, keep an eye out for the latest issue of The Hockey News.