And you wonder why the NHL holds so many outdoor games each year.
The Blackhawks have nothing to console themselves with aside from those dusty old Stanley Cup rings.
It went from bad to worse to less worse to worse again to really bad, and that was just the first period.
It happened, it made Game 7 necessary, and that means we get to feel all of these same things again tomorrow.
Dallas couldn't get out of its own way, and Elliott was usually there the few times Dallas did.
Overtime is a terribly wonderful thing, you know.
(And can also even series 2-2 with a win on Thursday, but it sure doesn't feel like that, does it?)
What about ties? Are ties still a thing? Those seem like a good idea.
That was one of the most fun hockey games I have watched in a long time.
I think I'm finally brave enough to admit that this actually happened.
Stage 5 is in full swing, and I absolutely love it, in the sense that I love how much better I will feel when I don't have to feel anything ever again.
The Stars figured things out after a mess of a start to this one, and they have a 3-1 lead in the series to show for their efforts.
It was pretty for a little while until it was very much not pretty for a longer while.
Lehtonen came up huge from start to finish for Dallas, and it's hard to overstate just how huge that is.
It felt good, it looked good, and it was good. A 4-0 win is an auspicious way to begin the playoffs.
Alex Ovechkin and Jason Spezza scored a couple of hat tricks to ensure the proper outcome tonight.
The Stars clinched home ice in the first round tonight--no thanks to Chicago, who totally choked against St. Louis. But many thanks to Colton Sceviour.
I know which one I'd rather talk about after this game, and HINT: IT IS NOT THE SHORTHANDED GOALS
Dallas took their sweet time, but they finally got to three goals against Jonathan Quick. That was enough.
Seeing the white sweaters at home was beautiful to begin with, and the four goals Dallas scored made sure it ended beautifully, too.
The empty basketball net over your garage is being filled with pucks by the Dallas Stars right now.
Dallas didn't do themselves any favors, but Antti Niemi never asked them to in a wonderful return performance for the Stars' netminder.
There's your pithy teaser title. Now let's get to that sweet, sweet commiserating.
Joel Quenneville said, "It was hard to watch." And he was correct, for all the best reasons.
On Brenden Morrow's night, who else was going to score the game-winning goal?
Three of the five Kings goals were a direct result of a turnover by Kris Russell. That wasn't fun.
Just how happy do Stars fans really have cause to be right now? There is a right answer, and no one had better be happier than they are allowed to be.
Dallas put up four goals to chase Corey Crawford, and the rest was a formality.
Jason Demers is going to be absent for a while, so basically it is time to start eating our shoes
Antoine Roussel is opportunistic and fiercely antagonistic, so I believe he is a secret politician
Winning is great, but winning without losing your best defenseman is even better. Rats.
And even a former Flame wasn't able to solve the problem tonight.