The Dallas Stars’ hockey season might be over, but some of the players are still hitting the ice overseas at the World Championship.
For instance, Radek Faksa had a career-high three points for the Czech Republic in yesterday’s win over Austria:
Faksa’s goal 6:30 into the first period gave the Czechs a 1-0 lead and held up as the game-winner... Faksa also assisted on a power-play goal that extended the Czech lead to 4-0 in the second period and then picked up an assist an even-strength goal pushed the lead to 8-0 in the third.
Meanwhile John Klingberg is getting back into the swing of things, scoring his first assist of the tournament in his second game:
Klingberg, who skated on the second defense pair with Nashville’s Mattias Ekholm, had the one assist, one shot on goal and a minus-1 rating in 22:50 of ice time. Klingberg has one assist and a plus-1 rating in two games at the tournament, while averaging 19:47 of ice time.
Mark Stepneski is keeping everyone up-to-date on Faksa and Klingberg here.
Around the League
Here’s your daily reminder that the Blues were one of the worst teams in the NHL at one point this year:
Regardless of who wins the West, they’ll have a hard time against the Boston Bruins, who have looked unstoppable lately:
The Boston Bruins have swept their way to the Stanley Cup final. But will the layoff help or hurt? Does history hold the answer?https://t.co/CMRIU51H4N— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) May 20, 2019
On the opposite side of the success spectrum, here’s a nice piece on presumptive first overall pick Jack Hughes:
Inject this into my veins, please and thank you: