The many hockey faces of Mattias Janmark got a workout as he opened the scoring in the second period:
Miro Heiskanen grabbed the Stars’ first lead with this wicked shot:
And Brett Ritchie noticed the GWG a mere 1:48 later:
Last night’s game in one unicorn-themed editorial cartoon:
Here’s an interesting stat for Esa Lindell:
Esa Lindell played 28:09 tonight, the most for a Star in a regulation game this season.— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) December 8, 2018
Martin Hanzal looked like he missed playing hockey.
It’s been a long journey back, and Hanzal spoke postgame about what it’s been like.
After 10 months of not playing hockey, Martin Hanzal called tonight the hardest game of his life. pic.twitter.com/ZLnbhQaKyu— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 8, 2018
PS: #Fancystats still have room for improvement.
Hanzal was not credited with a hit in the first period. This is your reminder that stat tracking in the NHL on such things is wildly inconsistent.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) December 8, 2018
Around The League(s)
Game Of #Death
- The Minnesota Wild took another tough loss to the Edmonton Oilers, 7-2. [Copper And Blue]
- And in Central-on-Central violence, Jake Allen earned the shutout as the St. Louis Blues blanked the Winnipeg Jets, 1-0. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
Drew Doughty just broke Rob Blake’s record for assists by a Los Angeles Kings defenseman. But let him tell you what he thinks of their season so far.
On the opposite end of the pendulum swing, the Buffalo Sabres seem to have finally turned that corner they’ve been approaching for years.
It's fun to be the Buffalo Sabres right now https://t.co/Hbv25P9Nov— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) December 7, 2018
Remember the Kenya Ice Lions? Peter Mendelsohn catches up with an improving team that’s fighting for respect – and a spot in the next Winter Olympics.
Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park
Here’s the game in a handy infographic:
Denis Gurianov keeps tallying the highlight-reel goals, but fans decided this one deserves revisiting now.
Save the date for a special date with a very special kid. Enjoy.