Well that wasn’t much fun, was it?
Let’s just jump straight into the highlights so we can be done talking about last nights loss to the Colorado Avalanche. First up is Tyler Seguin finally snapping his goal-scoring drought:
And, uhh, that’s pretty much it. Breaking news: the Dallas Stars have a scoring problem. At least their goaltending is legit?
Speaking of whom, here’s Bishop — and his sweet hat — on the loss:
Ben Bishop says that while the Stars did a lot of good things, you could see how desperate the Avs were, playing for their lives tonight. pic.twitter.com/6daodO6kj3— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 22, 2019
Here’s what Jim Montgomery had to say:
"We're playing a good brand of hockey. We're going to end up on the right side of the scoresheet most of the time if we keep playing this way." pic.twitter.com/yl6ku3oAW8— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 22, 2019
More Stars News
Ty Dellandrea made his professional debut on Wednesday with the Texas Stars. As someone who saw him in person, he was pretty electrifying:
Stars first-round pick Ty Dellandrea played in his first AHL game last night, and @seanshapiro was there. He tells you all about how Dellandrea looked, breaks down the Joseph Cecconi signing and adds many more notes from Cedar Park.https://t.co/pyv5jMrmV9— The Athletic (@TheAthleticDFW) March 21, 2019
Here’s a look at just what Texas is getting from Dellandrea as they make their final playoff push:
This isn’t exactly Stars specific, but a certain 2016-17 team ended up #3 on this list...
Sometimes teams go into slumps at the wrong time...— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) March 22, 2019
Was your team one of them? https://t.co/cbsWCGig8m
Wild Wild West
It was a mixed bag last night as far as the Western Conference playoff race is concerned:
- The St. Louis Blues gave themselves a four point cushion over Dallas for third in the division with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. [Winging it in Motown]
- Meanwhile the Chicago Blackhawks’ hopes of a late-season playoff push took a hit with a 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. [Broad Street Hockey]
- Finally, the Arizona Coyotes are dangerously close of falling out of a playoff spot after losing 4-2 to the Florida Panthers. [NHL]
Here’s a nice look at the Coyotes’ reason for hope heading forward, goaltender Darcy Kuemper:
Darcy Kuemper has been Arizona's MVP this season, but his biggest job is keeping the Coyotes in a wild-card spot as the season winds down. https://t.co/8djkQ6EHuA— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) March 22, 2019
Are you happy with what you see here? If yes, do I need to redirect you to the HNIC video about late season collapses?!?
Around the League
Look, I’m not saying this is Jim Lites-level bad, but it’s still a bad soundbite from the Edmonton Oilers CEO:
Here's a transcript of Bob Nicholson's comments on Toby Rieder at this morning's STH breakfast. pic.twitter.com/jfb8mujNUB— Bruce McCurdy (@BruceMcCurdy) March 21, 2019
While Dallas fans have become infatuated with Miro Heiskanen, fellow rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is also having quite the season:
Rasmus Dahlin is having one of the best seasons ever by an 18-year-old defenseman in the NHL, living up to his draft hype early in his career.https://t.co/Vgec7JeCbQ— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) March 22, 2019
Speaking of young defenseman, here’s a nice story on Colorado prospect Cale Makar, who was picked one spot after Heiskanen in the 2017 NHL Draft:
How Cale Makar turned around the UMass hockey team https://t.co/3Vutlx2WSs— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 21, 2019
Finally, the final two weeks of the season are almost upon us, and DownGoesBrown is here to remind you that not all nights are created equally:
New post: There are 17 nights left on the NHL schedule, and you can't watch everything. I'm here to break down which nights are can't-miss, and which ones give you a chance to pretend to like your family instead. https://t.co/zLMdcF2Gax pic.twitter.com/ULQXA5ITe4— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) March 21, 2019