After their playoff clinching win over the Blackhawks on Tuesday, the Stars couldn't recreate the magic to pull off another win in Arizona. Thanks in part to solid play from rookie goaltender Louis Domingue, the Coyotes walked away with a 3-1 win. Mike Heika broke down the loss.
The Stars red hot penalty kill was perfect and kept the game close, but the parade to the box eventually wore Dallas down. Despite the fact the Stars put 38 shots on Arizona goalie Louis Domingue, they didn't get to the high quality scoring areas.
"I should have scored at least one or two today," said defenseman John Klingberg, who had 11 shots on goal. "They have skill players and they're a really fast team. We have to be better. We gave them the puck too easy, they got too easy shots, and they got their guy in front. We were on the outside all of the time, and I think that's the difference."
See how things shook out with Stars Rewind.
Tonight's loss didn't have Razor down because the Stars have become "that team."
There's more on the loss at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
This time around, making the playoffs isn't a "just happy to be here" situation for the Stars. Josh Bogorad talks about why the postseason feels different this time around. [Stars]
D Magazine takes an in-depth look at Tom Gaglardi and how things have changed for the Stars since he bought the team. [D Magazine]
Pre-game kick-arounds are tradition in the NHL. (Unless, of course, you're Loui Eriksson and Steve Ott, who used to play a little tennis in the bowels of the AAC.) [Sports Illustrated]
Also at SI: The Stars are back in the good graces of Allan Muir, who believes that the arrivals of Stephen Johns and Brett Ritchie have turned the team into a Stanley Cup contender. [SI]
Jason Spezza is doing his part to help the slumping Antti Niemi turn his game around. [SportsDayDFW]
Catch up with Tyler Seguin, who chatted with The Ticket Wednesday about using the also-injured Jason Demers as his chauffeur. [BaD]
Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll will be watching from the sidelines for a handful of games.
Columbus' Jared Boll suspended four games for interference on Philadelphia's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Video: https://t.co/gS9EFBTWzW— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 24, 2016
Sportsnet's Kristina Rutherford dives into what John Scott's life with the IceCaps has been like since his wild ride to the All-Star Game. [Sportsnet]
Let's make the expansion draft more fun—Sean McIndoe has a few suggestions on how. [Sportsnet]
Speaking of the expansion draft, Broad Street Hockey wants to know how expiring contracts will factor in. [Broad Street Hockey]
Auston Matthews will play for the U.S. at the IIHF World Championship.
Look no further than the fact that the number of fights has dropped this season as evidence that "pests" have taken over for goons. [Washington Post]
Ten years later, relive Holy Cross' epic NCAA upset of Minnesota. [SB Nation]