Dallas Stars Daily Links: No Comebacks In Anaheim As The Stars Blank The Ducks
Fleet forwards and stingy goaltending won the day as the Stars stepped it up. Plus, check out Pekka Rinne’s highlight-reel night, watch Stephen Johns in Cedar Park for free, and more.
The Dallas Stars took a lead and never looked back as they shut out the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 last night. After watching a few – or a few too many – come-from-behind victories in recent days, fans may be glad of the lack of drama.
The Stars themselves may be over it, too, as Mike Heika reports:
“Our team doesn’t rattle easy. We know we’re a good team,” [interim head coach Rick] Bowness said.
Asked how he attains that state of mind on the bench, Bowness said he just does.
”We believe in our team and we trust them,” Bowness said. “We’ve got a veteran team and the kids that we have are great kids and good players. We believe in them. That doesn’t mean we’re going to win every game, we’re not. But if we trust the team, we’ll bounce back.”
The evening was not without emotion: Andrew Cogliano received a standing ovation from his former home crowd, and then shared his take on how the Stars are stepping up:
Asked if it was a good sign that the Stars are beating teams they should, Cogliano said he doesn’t look at it that way.
”I thought there wasn’t a lot of room out there, to be honest. I thought the Ducks and the Kings both defended really well, so I don’t look at this as teams…I know where they are in the standings, but I thought it was two games that were among our toughest,” Cogliano said. “I thought it was more positive how we won the games. We could have taken a backseat and not continued to push forward, but I thought the last two games have shown we want to be a good team and we want to win games different ways.”
There’s more at Mike’s place. [Dallas Stars]
Fact: There is never an overdose of Denis Gurianov love.
Denis Gurianov: Duck Hunter Supreme 🦆@Razor5Hole breaks down tonight's well-rounded performance by the @DallasStars and takes a look at where this team currently sits!#GoStars pic.twitter.com/mTwTim0y5S— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) January 10, 2020
It was a big night in the O.C. for former Ducks Corey Perry...
Add this to the long list of memorable Corey Perry moments, as he was honored in an emotional tribute during the first period of tonight's game. #AlwaysADuck pic.twitter.com/Sm6SbpKeTS— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 10, 2020
...and Cogs himself.
A standing ovation for Cogs as he was honored during the first period tonight. pic.twitter.com/53xMID8QQu— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 10, 2020
Have you been keeping up with the Stars’ “Life On The Road” photo series? They’ve collected dozens of great photos from their California trip.
Our @Toyota Life on the Road photo journal rolls on! Take an exclusive look at a game day in Los Angeles. 📸#DALvsLAK | #GoStars https://t.co/wv2pMNpAQR— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) January 9, 2020
This mobile exhibit will featured a “customized” locker-room photo area for each stop. Who will be the star (or Star) at American Airlines Center?
This uniquely curated mobile museum will stop at American Airlines Center as part of the league's Black History Month 2020 celebrations.#GoStars https://t.co/wMJXvWWoYv— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) January 9, 2020
Around The League(s)
- A David Pastrnak hat trick was the entire margin of difference in the Winnipeg Jets’ 5-4 loss to the Boston Bruins. [Sportsnet]
- The Alexander Steen - Robert Thomas - Tyler Bozak line combined for nine points as the St. Louis Blues trounced the Buffalo Sabres, 5-1. [NHL]
- Pekka Rinne’s empty-net goalie goal was the highlight-reel moment from the Nashville Predators’ 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. [On The Forecheck]
- The Minnesota Wild missed too many of their best chances and dropped their second straight game to the Calgary Flames, 2-1. [Hockey Wilderness]/
Seriously, @NHLGIFs devoted an entire tweetchain to this.
🚨🚨🚨 GOALIE GOAL 🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/3KaIcWRceS— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 10, 2020
Three goals. Two assists. Seven shots. New York Rangers blueliner Tony DeAngelo had himself a night.
Rangers' Tony DeAngelo had one of the most productive games ever by an NHL defenseman tonight. https://t.co/7nZjiNwzcW | @NHLonNBCSports— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) January 10, 2020
Do you miss hearing John Klingberg’s voice in the post-game interviews? Get your Klinger fix in Dan Rosen’s latest podcast.
The latest episode of @TheRink is loaded. Be sure to listen. Rate and review if possible. https://t.co/youtfUntic pic.twitter.com/j2elsk6gNy— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) January 8, 2020
Is it all over for the San Jose Sharks now that Logan Couture is out for at least six weeks?
Logan Couture was in a walking boot, and if he misses any extended time, you can pretty much count out the Sharks (via @Wittnessed)https://t.co/2aJ0swmR0L pic.twitter.com/AR8QXqcPkf— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) January 8, 2020
Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park
The stars are aligning as Stephen Johns returns to a Stars game day lineup: The AHL is streaming every game for free tonight, including the Texas Stars - Chicago Wolves tilt.
🚨AHLTV FREEVIEW🚨— AHL (@TheAHL) January 9, 2020
You can watch every game on #AHLTV for free this Friday, January 10. You're not going to want to miss this.
📺: https://t.co/8gaDEYpI7K pic.twitter.com/ndS7UDdyre
Ready for the San Jose Sharks? Team puppy Finn is ready for you: He just got his own Blue Steel moment in a dramatic 12-second promotional clip. Enjoy.
I got my very own #StealthMode video so I can be like my hockey friends tonight! 🐾 pic.twitter.com/IzVMJLnXco— Finn (@SharksPup) January 10, 2020