Dallas Stars Daily Links: Late Goal Lifts Stars to 2-1 Win Over Senators
Jason Spezza scored his first career goal against the Senators in the Stars' 2-1 win. Plus, goaltending continues to be a concern in Dallas, and a look at Bekki Nill's battle with cancer.
Thanks to a successful coach's challenge from Lindy Ruff and a late third-period goal from Antoine Roussel, the Stars beat the Senators 2-1 for their 40th win of 2015-16. Mark Stepneski walks us through the victory.
It wasn't much in the way of style points, but it was a key two points in the standings for the Dallas Stars. Antoine Roussel scored with 2:14 remaining to snap a 1-1 tie and lift the Stars to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre Sunday evening.
"We've played a lot better games and lost. To end up fighting through it and finding a way to win it, it's an important two points," said Stars coach Lindy Ruff.
But despite grabbing those two points, Ruff wasn't particularly impressed with his team's play against the Sens.
"I wasn't happy with our puck movement, Ruff said. "It might have been the worst puck moving game for missing passes and not making plays in the three years I have coached here. Somebody has to argue with me, but I can't remember moving the puck that bad inside a game."
If you missed the game (or want to relive the highlights), you can catch up with Stars Rewind.
And there's more on the win at the link. [Stars Inside Edge]
Throughout her fight with cancer, Bekki Nill has remained "a guiding light" for both Jim Nill and the hockey community at large. [SportsDayDFW]
With his goal last night, Jason Spezza reached a career milestone.
With his goal against the Senators, Jason Spezza has now scored against all 30 @NHL teams. pic.twitter.com/JvNsDXTknS— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 6, 2016
The Stars' goaltending tandem continues to be a concern as this season wraps up and the team beings thinking about next year. [The Hockey News]
With 100-point seasons becoming rarer than ever for players in the NHL, Adam Gretz takes a look at why the league's top scorers are being shut down. [CBS Sports]
If things go according to plan, there should be crossbar cameras installed in time for the postseason. [Star Tribune]
The Jets announced that they'll host the Oilers in the Tim Hortons Heritage Classic next season. NHL greats like Wayne Gretzky and Teemu Selanne are already signed on to play in the event's alumni game.
2016 Tim Hortons @NHL Heritage Classic coming to Winnipeg on Oct. 23.— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 6, 2016
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Here's hoping that we'll see more awesome headgear at the outdoor game.
Game time! We're underway against Edmonton. Watch the game on Sportsnet, or listen on TSN 1290. pic.twitter.com/Fc4wIba7vJ— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 7, 2016
You can expect Willie Desjardins and his staff to be back coaching the Canucks next season. [NHL]
The Hockey News' Ken Campbell examines Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin's success and his drive to be the best in the league. [THN]
Devils goalie Cory Schneider will miss at least two weeks with a sprained right knee, which he suffered against the Stars on Friday. [TSN]
Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended indefinitely by the AHL. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]