In the Stars’ 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, Devin Shore picked up two points to bring his total to 22 on the season (eight goals, 14 assists). Coach Lindy Ruff had this to say about Shore’s recent streak—he has eight points in the last 11 games.
"I've seen a lot [growth]. He's a young man that's playing the game with a lot of confidence," said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. "I think right now he's skating as well as he's skated all year, but I think the point where things started to go better his direction scoring was he got inside, got around the paint."
Shore also offered a little insight on why his line with Patrick Sharp and Radek Faksa has been making such an impact.
"We cover a lot of ground with our style of play," Shore said of the trio. "Faksa is the heaviest on his stick and the most responsible. Sharp has his speed, and I try to contribute in any way I can on both ends of the ice. We all get along well off the ice, which I think is important too. You can communicate on the bench when you get along and hold each other accountable, and that's really important as well."
There’s more on Shore at the link. [Stars Inside Edge]
The Stars play the Jets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the AAC.
#NHLJets HC Paul Maurice says Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal vs the Dallas Stars. Mathieu Perreault could be a game-time decision— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) February 1, 2017
ICYMI, the Stars made a trade yesterday.
Sean Shapiro has more on the reasons behind the swap—according to Scott White, the Stars’ assistant general manager and Texas Stars GM, the main goal was to add “a bit of veteran presence” in net in Cedar Park. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]
Patrick Sharp was named on this list of 20 potential trade deadline targets. [Sportsnet]
The Stars Foundation helped build a local playground.
Are things looking up for Kari Lehtonen? [SportsDayDFW]
And speaking of goalies, could the Stars go after Jaroslav Halak? [The Hockey News]
The Blues have parted ways with Ken Hitchcock, and Mike Yeo will take over head coaching duties. [Blues]
Elliotte Friedman has 30 new thoughts for you. [Sportsnet]
Yesterday was the start of #HockeyIsForEveryone Month.
From the Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho to the Maple Leafs’ William Nylander, five rookies you should be keeping an eye on. [The Hockey News]
A look at the legacy left by the Golden Seals. [ESPN]
Penguins forward Conor Sheary will miss 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury. [TSN]
As rumors swirl around Avalanche center Matt Duchene, Pierre LeBrun debates Nashville as a potential landing place. [ESPN]
Sportsnet’s Kristina Ruthford examines the legacy of Angela James, “the first superstar of women’s hockey,” and wonders why more people don’t know about her accomplishments. [Sportsnet]
And finally, a humongous big All-Star Game update for y’all.