The Dallas Stars’ seven game winning streak was snapped last night in a 3-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The score doesn’t look pretty, but for a team playing their third game in just four days, the Stars did pretty well:
It was a pretty crisp game,” [Joe] Pavelski said. “I liked a lot that we did tonight, especially on the road, especially three-in-four, they’re waiting for us.
“We never felt overwhelmed or anything like that. It was a game that we felt like we had control of for a long time, actually. We didn’t get the result, that’s what we’re striving for, so we’ll look at a few things.”
Much like Saturday’s shootout win, the stars of the show were the two goaltenders, only this time it was Corey Crawford in net for the Blackhawks. Both Dallas and Chicago have two top goaltenders on the roster, something Jim Montgomery believes goes a long way:
“I think it’s becoming more and more necessary with the travel schedules and as many back-to-backs as you play,” Montgomery said. “We’re just very fortunate. I know Chicago has two elite goaltenders as well. I can only comment on our goaltenders and how much they add, just the confidence in everybody in the room, no matter who is in net, is really important.
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Here’s what Montgomery had to say about the game as a whole:
As the 2010’s draw to a close, Sean Shapiro reflects on the best Stars players the past ten years:
Who have been the best Stars players of the last decade?The top of the list is obvious, but where do the rest rank? @seanshapiro fills out a roster with four lines of forwards, three defense pairings and two goalies. https://t.co/fvZAbwYdlO— The Athletic Dallas (@TheAthleticDFW) November 27, 2019
Proof that Crawford was inhuman last night:
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Speaking of amazing goaltending, is there anyone who can stand above the king?
Is Henrik Lundqvist the greatest goalie of his generation? Even without a Stanley Cup ring, 'King' Henrik has a strong claim to the throne as the salary-cap era's best puck-stopper.@THNMattLarkin with more:https://t.co/ccLUQW8XHq— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) November 27, 2019
Where does the Tyler Seguin trade rank among the biggest trades of the decade? Down Goes Brown weighs in:
Good things come to those who happen to acquire two top forwards:
While he hasn’t been fired (yet), Bill Peters will not be coaching the Calgary Flames tonight amidst the recent accusations against him:
Finally, true to my word, here’s yet another decade-related list: