Dallas Stars rookie goaltender Jake Oettinger has been receiving a lot of buzz lately, especially after last Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He’s been praised by fans, media, coaches, and even his fellow players:
“It was phenomenal by Jake,” said Jason Robertson. “I think there were 20 shots in the first period, and we could not have got that point without him for sure... I think he is one of the better goalies in the NHL as a rookie.”
Of course, Oettinger isn’t the only Stars’ rookie excelling this season — Robertson himself has been on fire lately, notching two assists and a shootout goal in that same Lightning game:
“My confidence just comes from playing really well,” Robertson said. “There is some stuff I could’ve really worked on. I needed to do better in the first period. I thought I could be harder on pucks and getting pucks out and getting more on the forecheck, so we kind of have to roll as a team.
You can read more about the Stars’ rookies, as well as the impact of other Stars players, from Mike Heika here.
It’s gameday! Is Denis Gurianov destined to have a big game against the Detroit Red Wings?
Let’s all wish a happy birthday to the NHL’s best play-by-play man:
Around the League
#NYR completely blew the doors off of the Philadelphia Flyers tonight as they picked up a 9-0 win at Madison Square Garden. Here is lengthy recap of tonight’s action from @BTW892. https://t.co/v8V2Mcmlyw— Blueshirt Banter (@BlueshirtBanter) March 18, 2021
So this is, uhh, a thing apparently:
"It's a delicate thing when fans are running with something. When the team gets involved, it can go bad quickly."@Senators fans created a movement around the "Sicko," an @TheOnion meme. Ottawa embraced it, too. Now both are using it to fight cancer. https://t.co/0xnsDJI7i3— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 17, 2021
The trade deadline gets closer every day, so the Athletic’s beat writers took a crack at predictions for each team:
We all want to know what is going to happen at the NHL trade deadline.— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) March 18, 2021
To get the answer, we asked the writers for all 31 teams to tell us who is getting moved before April 12 ⤵️https://t.co/dOrCHZrdxF
Taylor Hall will likely get a lot of suitors, but where will he end up?
With the NHL trade deadline less than one month away, the hockey world’s collective eyes are fixated on the Sabres and one player in particular — Taylor Hall.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 18, 2021
Sportsnet takes a look at five teams we feel could make a push to acquire the star winger ⤵️https://t.co/wAE5QnlNhC
The New York Islanders will be without captain Anders Lee for the rest of the season:
Finally, trying to watch as much hockey as possible? Check out the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four: