Well, it won’t come as a surprise, but the Stars are officially out of the playoff race.
Nashville and St. Louis both won tonight and that mathematically eliminated the Dallas Stars from the playoff race.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) March 28, 2017
And although their slim postseason hopes are gone, the season isn’t quite over yet. The Stars play the Canadiens tonight in Montreal, and the talk of the town is the showdown between Jamie and Jordie Benn.
Jordie Benn was quick with the self-deprecating humor Monday when asked about facing his brother Jamie for the first time when the Stars play the Montreal Canadiens.
"Probably, when he steps on the ice, I'll get yelled at to get off," Jordie joked. "So I'll be on the bench watching him play."
You can see what else Jordie had to say.
Jordie also answered a few other questions about his younger brother.
The puck drops at 6:30 p.m., and Mike Heika has more on Jamie and Jordie at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
What’s next for the Stars? Puck Daddy’s Ryan Lambert says, unfortunately for Dallas, there aren’t too many appealing UFA options. [Puck Daddy]
Then there’s the goalies. Even if you buy out one of your two current problems in net, what do you spend the rest of the money on? Not Ben Bishop, right? A Steve Mason reclamation project? Maybe Brian Elliott or Chad Johnson? There just aren’t a lot of good options here either.
Congratulations are in order to Kari Lehtonen, who was named the NHL’s second Star of the Week.
Patrick Eaves is impressing in Anaheim. [OC Register]
On the NHL and the future of hockey in China. [Sportsnet]
Class act from the Red Wings. After scoring OT winner, they're all waiting on the ice to make sure Eddie Lack is okay pic.twitter.com/Uxv55CaI1T— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) March 28, 2017
After having to reschedule a home game due to ice issues, the Hurricanes are having a little fun with this promotion.
It’s been nearly 18 months since he’s played in a game, but Clarke MacArthur is still holding out hope that might change this season. [TSN]
Step-brothers Capitals forwards Justin Williams and Andre Burakovsky didn’t disappoint during Washington’s team photo.
About the Capitals and big hair: https://t.co/JYsijQUyfE— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) March 27, 2017
T.J. Oshie, Patrick Eaves, and the other top UFAs in 2017. [Sportsnet]
Looking back at the Seattle Metropolitans and the role they played in shaping the NHL. [New York Times]
And finally, Plano native Blake Coleman gave a shoutout to Razor after scoring his first NHL goal against the Stars on Sunday.