The Canadiens took advantage of a broken stick in overtime and pulled off a 4-3 win over the Stars in Montreal last night. And although Dallas' point pushed them back into the No. 1 spot in the West, the team suffered a tough blow when Jason Demers left the game with an injury.
Lindy Ruff on Demers: "Not good. Not good." Said it could be a good period of time, might not play the rest of the season.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) March 9, 2016
Mike Heika also reported that Demers was wearing a sling on his right arm after the game. If you didn't catch it last night, here's the GIF showing the injury.
Demers looks like he got injured on this play. pic.twitter.com/icQjKWcm5j— Dylan Nadwodny (@dnadders) March 9, 2016
Mark Stepneski has more on the overtime loss, including this from Jason Spezza, who scored his seventh goal in eight games in the second period.
"Tough games on the road and I think it is good to get a point, but we've got to find a way to win that game," said Spezza. "Whether it is in overtime or the couple chances we had in the third, that is a game we should be winning."
Up next, an injury-plagued Stars team will have to navigate back-to-back contests against the Blackhawks and the Blues on Friday and Saturday. For more on yesterday's game, head to the link. [Stars Inside Edge]
Hi, everyone. Happy Wednesday.
HI, HI TO THE CAMERA forever. pic.twitter.com/EGR5aDk483— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 8, 2016
Kris Russell has been a good fit with the Stars so far, says Eric Engels, and his teammates are impressed with both his positioning and willingness to block shots. [Sportsnet]
At ESPN, John Rosengren discusses Bill Masterton's death and the role that previous concussions might have played in the tragedy. [ESPN]
There's been a bunch of hockey talk on the Ticket over the past few days, so go catch up on interviews with Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin, and Guy Carbonneau. [BaD Radio]
Do you like hockey? Do you like dogs? Then here's what you're doing on March 20th. (The answer to both of those questions should be yes, by the way.)
Visit https://t.co/IAYKfCfxan for more information or to order your tickets for our 2nd Annual Pucks-n-Paws game on Sun. Mar 20th. .— #RockYourRed (@AllenAmericans) March 8, 2016
Over at The Hockey Writers, Devin Slawson counts down the top five goal horns around the league. You guys will like No. 4. [The Hockey Writers]
Here are 30 more thoughts from Elliotte Friedman, including his take on Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk, and what he thinks will happen to Senators forward Mike Hoffman, who's been playing on the fourth line. [Sportsnet]
The Blackhawks signed Marcus Kruger to a three-year extension yesterday.
$9.25 million for 3 years. https://t.co/GbpderozGS— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 8, 2016
And the folks at Second City Hockey break down what Kruger's contract means for Chicago going forward. [Second City Hockey]
Here are the college free agents that you should be keeping an eye on. [CBS Sports]
What's wrong with the Canadian teams this season? Sean McIndoe offers a few possible explanations. [The Guardian]
He may be a star in his own right, but Matt Duchene isn't afraid to ask for a few autographs. (Duchene has also been raising money for CureSearch for Children's Cancer.)
The weak Canadian dollar could keep Quebec from seeing its expansion hopes come true. [Puck Daddy]
From the close race for first place in the Central to the lack of 200 PIM players, these are the top five storylines to watch out for as the playoffs creep closer. [Sportsnet]
And finally, if you want a Big Mac, just give Zdeno Chara a hug.