This was the first time the Marlies had lost at home since Mar. 24. They had won 13 straight at home including eight in the playoffs ... until today.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) June 3, 2018
Mike McKenna saved 21 of 22 shots to lead the T-Stars to the win. Captain Curtis McKenzie tied the Marlies’ early lead with his second-period goal:
And defender Gavin Bayreuther netted the GWG on the power play in the third:
The series is knotted 1-1 as both teams head south for three games in H-E-B Center. Stephen Meserve has the full recap at 100 Degree Hockey.
Game 3 begins at 7 p.m. CDT tomorrow night, and that means three games in a row on FOX Sports Southwest.
The Stars take Game Two and even the series with a 2-1 victory. The asterisk comes off of Game Five. We’ll see you from Cedar Park on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on @FOXSportsSW.— Josh Bogorad (@JoshBogorad) June 3, 2018
But has the AHL missed an opportunity to market its own product? Check this thread.
Despite NHL Network and TSN2 coverage of Calder Cup Finals games, I think the league is making a mistake by not making AHL Live free for the finals. Here's why.— 100 Degree Hockey (@100degreehockey) June 2, 2018
Looking for more info on the Dallas Stars’ new head coach? Josh Friemel of The Dallas Morning News digs up 10 fun facts about Jim Montgomery.
Around the League(s)
All was quiet in the Stanley Cup Finals last night, but the series resumes tonight at 7 p.m. CDT on NBC. The Washington Capitals host Game 4 in Capital One Arena; they lead the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 in the series.
Caps fans are trying to beat D.C. gridlock by riding the Capital Metro to the games – and even T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen are joining in.
Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has used his military training, and his experience in breathing new life into troubled companies, to plan a season that surprises him least of all.
“I'm not being egotistical, but ... we really had it figured out. It was hard work. Nothing we’ve done was by accident.”— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) June 3, 2018
There's no detail too small, no Stanley Cup dream too big for Golden Knights owner Bill Foley. @THNKenCampbell files from Washington: https://t.co/bY6biiYrcG pic.twitter.com/iHbHovkMRb
Should Canadian fans be rooting for the Caps? There’s an odd correlation between Eastern Conference Cup wins and Canada’s stock market.
Also at THN: Matt Larkin joins the speculation on where Caps blueliner John Carlson will land, and how the next expansion draft could change even if the rules don’t.
In non-playoffs news, the Arizona Coyotes say they’ll go all-in to re-sign star defender (and 2019 UFA) Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Yes, Jamie Benn really has been a star for this long. Enjoy.
Talked to an NHL draft prospect today who told me his favorite player growing up was Jamie Benn...— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) June 2, 2018