Dallas Stars Daily Links: Cody Eakin Lifts Stars to 3-2 Overtime Win Over Blues
The Stars tied the series at two with a win last night. Plus, Lindy Ruff is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, and Sean McIndoe names this year's top 10 Old Guys Without a Cup.
Remember this morning when the Stars blasted Shania Twain? Well, look how far they've come since then.
First thing Jason Spezza said to me when I walked in the Stars room: "Shania." Grin.— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) May 6, 2016
They might have took the long way to get the win, but Cody Eakin netted one in overtime to help the Stars tie the series at two. (And, funnily enough, Eakin's goal came eight years after Brenden Morrow scored his 4OT goal against the Sharks.)
Mike Heika has more on the win, which was just what the Stars needed after losing 6-1 in Game 3.
Now, a day after Las Vegas odds-makers made the Blues the favorite to win the Cup based on a 6-1 win Tuesday, the Stars could actually be looked upon as having a little edge.
"You really do have to stay level," said center Jason Spezza, who made the point on Wednesday. "It's the best two-of-three now, it's momentum swings. We survived some breakaways, and the last two periods we played right and we earned it."
Here's what Eakin had to say about his goal.
And since I'm sure you want to watch it all over again...
There's more on the win at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
This episode of Razor's Emporium is brought to you by Shania Twain.
Radek Faksa's excellent playoff performance continued last night. [SportsDayDFW]
You can count Patrick Sharp's daughter among those who are pretty excited that the Stars will be back in Dallas for Game 5 on Saturday.
On the way, Sadie! #GoStars pic.twitter.com/nkMMfqcafQ— Patrick Sharp (@10PSharp) May 6, 2016
Sean McIndoe counts down this year's top 10 Old Guys Without a Cup. Jason Spezza, for one, gets some recognition. [Sportsnet]
ICYMI yesterday, there's a familiar face among this year's Jack Adams finalists.
Gallant (@FlaPanthers), Ruff (@DallasStars) and Trotz (@washcaps) voted Jack Adams Award finalists. #NHLAwards https://t.co/GwxH4FjTS8— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 5, 2016
Brett Ritchie made his playoff debut for the Stars last night, and you can see what he had to say about the opportunity at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
The home crowd had to wait until midway through the third overtime, but Mike Fisher finally found the back of the net for the Predators.
My. Husband. #PredsvsSharks @mikefisher1212— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 6, 2016
That knots the series at two for Nashville and San Jose. [Fear the Fin]
Fort McMurray native Scottie Upshall talks about the massive wildfire raging through his hometown. (The league also announced it will be donating to the Canadian Red Cross.) [NHL]
The Coyotes have named 26-year-old John Chayka as the franchise's eighth GM. The folks at Five for Howling say that his youth isn't anything to worry about. (Not yet at least.) [Five for Howling]
Arizona also inked Dave Tippett to a five-year contract extension and added Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach to his list of titles. [Coyotes]
Jaromir Jagr will be back with the Panthers next season.
He's coming back.— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) May 6, 2016
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Considering they have Kyle Connor waiting in the wings and the second overall pick in the 2016 Draft, the Jets aren't short on young talent. What, you didn't think the #MDK was getting any easier, did you? [Sportsnet]
Over at the Edmonton Journal, Jim Matheson speculates about what the Oilers will do this offseason, and Jason Demers' name gets brought up. [Edmonton Journal]
Another year, another round of interesting names coming out of the WHL Bantam Draft.
Another WHL Bantam Draft is in the books. Let's take a look at some of the first names of selected players. pic.twitter.com/dnd7E02eFw— Adam Herman (@AdamZHerman) May 5, 2016
Photographer Ray Lussier walks us through his famous image of Bobby Orr. [Deadspin]
And speaking of Bobby Orr, you can count him among Trevor Daley's supporters. [ESPN]
Formers Stars head coach Marc Crawford is ready for another head coaching gig in the NHL. [The Province]
And finally, Dirk had this to say to the Stars.
Hey @DallasStars! @swish41 has a special message to you from us! #VictoryRising #NHL17Benn #GoStars pic.twitter.com/scUiMM0dWT— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) May 5, 2016