But the win didn't come without a cost—next Feb. 13th, someone tell Tyler Seguin to watch the game from the press box.
Tyler Seguin cut on arm by skate blade. Cody Eakin also hurt. Lindy Ruff said status unclear on both right now.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) February 14, 2016
Mike Heika wrote more about the win, and how it showed both the best and the worst of the team.
It was some of the best hockey the team has played all season, and it definitely gives a glimpse into the potential of this mercurial bunch.
"It shows when you do the right thing, play above the puck, be smart at the blue lines, you can get a pretty easy game on ourselves because we've got a lot of skill," said veteran forward Vernon Fiddler. "You'd like to see a full 60 minutes of that. That's something we're going to have to iron out in the next couple of days."
There's more at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Razor had plenty to say about last night's win.
Tyler Seguin scored twice against the Caps, which was pretty cool.
Over at The Hockey Writers, Jordan Dix wonders whether the Stars can hang with the rest of the Western Conference. [THW]
After losing 12 of their last 13 games, the Wild shook things up.
The NHL has a cross-check problem, says The Denver Post's Mike Chambers. [TDP]
Elsewhere in the Central...
- Last night was one of the very few times you can feel okay about cheering for the Ducks—they beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in OT. Thanks, Ryan Getzlaf (are words I never want to say again). [Chicago Sun-Times]
- The Predators blew out the Panthers 5-0. [The Tennessean]
- Minnesota lost (again), this time 4-2 to the Bruins. [NHL]
- The Jets defeated the Oilers 2-1 in a shootout. [NHL]
The Original Six teams work to keep alumnus within their ranks. [ESPN]
As mentioned on World's Greatest PRE Pregame Show...1st outdoor game in 16-17 looking like Oilers vs Jets at Investors Group Field in Wpg.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 13, 2016
Congratulations to Loui Eriksson, who scored his 200th NHL goal last night.
Remember the kids who were getting a dog if Bobby Ryan scored? Well, that pup has arrived. [Ottawa Sun]
Word on the street is that Jordan Eberle is staying put in Edmonton. [Sportsnet]
And finally, here's a friendly reminder as you start off your Sunday.
Holtby has been pulled after two periods. Second game that Dallas has chased a Vezina candidate (Corey Crawford Thursday).— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) February 14, 2016