All hail Alexander Radulov. Long live the king!
I’m still giddy with excitement over the game, so let’s just cut straight to the highlights, shall we? Here’s numero uno:
And if you thought that was pretty, wait till you see the second:
We interrupt this Radulov love fest to bring you an important goal from Jamie Benn:
And finally, the icing on the cake:
Here’s what Radulov had to say about his stellar performance:
"It doesn't matter who gets the credit, the whole team battled and it's a huge two points for us."— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 8, 2019
Radulov credits his teammates for their effort in the huge win over Colorado. #GoStars pic.twitter.com/utuAPQRxcU
More From Last Night
Here’s head coach Jim Montgomery’s post-game interview. Make sure you stick around for the final question...
Overshadowed by Radulov’s performance was Ben Bishop, who posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time in his career. All aboard the #Bishop4Vezina hype train!
Wild, Wild West
Boy, that sure was a great win for Dallas in terms of the Western Conference playoff race. I sure do hope none of the other bubble teams pulled out a win last night. And even if they did, at least it probably wasn’t a shutout:
- The Arizona Coyotes continue to make their late playoff push, as they upset the conference-leading Calgary Flames 2-0. [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
- Elsewhere, the Minnesota Wild downed the best team in the East (and NHL in general), beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0. [Hockey Wilderness]
- And lastly, the St. Louis Blues beat down the worst in West, the Los Angels Kings, in a 4-0 victory. [Jewels From The Crown]
...I’m starting to think last night wasn’t so special.
(Note: St. Louis is still up three points on Dallas for third in the Central.)
Around the League
Guys, I love Matt Duchene. But the Stars shouldn’t pursue him in UFA this summer, because he’s definitely cursed:
Blue Jackets’ offense shut down again in big loss to Penguins https://t.co/zOdZNWon03— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 8, 2019
Here’s a great piece on Ryan O’Reilly and his success with the Blues since being traded by the Buffalo Sabres:
Landing Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres didn't come cheap, but the St. Louis Blues' decision to spend big to nab the top-line center looks better by the day, writes @THNJaredClintonhttps://t.co/xAoW27wYRt— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) March 8, 2019
You’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?!?
With the legalization of sports wagering in the U.S., more people are betting on hockey than ever before. Here's a look at the best and worst bets, and the big trends, for the NHL this season. https://t.co/pdPTNM6Uxf— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 7, 2019
Finally, the trade deadline has long since passed, but that doesn’t mean that NHL General Managers aren’t still busy: