The Dallas Stars are currently riding a three-game losing streak, one that has dropped them from an impressive 3-1-0 to a 3-4-0 losing record. Needless to say, the Stars are feeling a bit frustrated about it:
“The NHL is a humbling league,” [head coach Jim] Montgomery said Saturday after a 3-1 loss to Minnesota, which was after a 3-0 loss to New Jersey, which was after a 4-2 loss to Ottawa. “We are all humbled today. We were humbled in New Jersey, badly. And you have to bring it, or you will be humbled.”
Just because the team has hit a rough patch, however, doesn’t mean there’s reason to panic. In fact, Montgomery feels that this is providing an ample learning opportunity:
“Facing adversity is a good thing, and you want to face it now,” Montgomery said. “We’re far off from where were going to be, and we need to work through it.”
You can read more in Mike Heika’s piece here.
If you haven’t heard by now, the Dallas Stars have sent down rookie Roope Hintz to the AHL:
The Dallas Stars have assigned Roope Hintz to the Texas Stars of the AHL. https://t.co/2BWMSkmf4P— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 20, 2018
Montgomery said that Hintz needs to get back to playing how he did when he made the team if he wants to get called back up: [NHL]
Here’s the head coach talking about the team’s practice on Saturday:
With morale low after last night's loss, Monty appreciates all of the fans that came out to today's practice. "It lightened up our day." pic.twitter.com/kojnNEwI0x— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 20, 2018
Looks like the Stars had some fun dressing up early for Halloween:
Good news, everyone! The Texas Stars won their third straight on Saturday!
Matthew DeFranks talks about goaltender Colton Point’s first professional win and more in his takeaways from the game: [SportsDay DFW]
Of course, the real star of the game might have been Denis Gurianov. Again.
Here’s DeFranks again, this time focusing specifically on Gurianov and his hot start: [SportsDay DFW]
In case you’re wondering about who could end up replacing Hintz in Dallas:
Here are the top scorers for the Texas Stars as we think about a possible call up at forward this coming week. pic.twitter.com/4S59xBBlg7— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) October 21, 2018
Even though Corey Crawford is back, the Blackhawks need to improve their defense around him if they want it to matter:
Blackhawks’ defense still has long way to go https://t.co/e9rgvyeTkM— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) October 22, 2018
I miss the Pacific...
Here’s your daily dose of William Nylander discussion:
The potential outcomes for the #Leafs' William Nylander saga have seemingly whittled down to two: signing a bridge deal in Toronto or being moved elsewhere.@reporterchris has the story, and more, as he goes Beyond the Headlines:https://t.co/QCjLwMX2zw— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 21, 2018
The Anaheim Ducks honored an all-time legend last night as they retired Paul Kariya’s No. 9:
Connor McDavid isn’t concerned about who the “best” hockey player in the world is (but says he still thinks it’s Sidney Crosby): [Sportsnet]
I don’t think there’s anything sports fans love to do more than make new season predictions after just a couple weeks into the season:
The 2018-19 campaign is little more than two weeks old, so what better time to forecast what's to come for the rest of the season? Here are predictions for all 31 teams based on their early season performances:https://t.co/JjRe6RYSjc pic.twitter.com/vHYqx48EWQ— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) October 21, 2018
New York Islanders minority owner Charles B. Wang passed away yesterday. Our condolences go out to his family: