Dallas Stars Daily Links: Bound For Glory
The playoffs berth is clinched. Now the real work begins.
It really is a good time to be a Dallas Stars fan. Both the team and its followers are basking in the glow of getting that coveted Stanley Cup playoffs spot early.
Now, on to the next big thing.
Stars senior staff writer Mike Heika devoted his latest piece to a look at how the Stars got here, and what they still want to accomplish:
"It feels good," Stars coach Pete DeBoer said. "That's six months of hard work. If you rewind to the start of the season, a lot of people were picking us as a bubble team. The guys put in a lot of work and it's an accomplishment in this league to punch your ticket for one of those 16 playoff spots. It was a lot of hard work and I'm glad we're in."
There's still much, much more to play for, and the team seems eager for the challenge:
"It's been a good year," [Tyler] Seguin said. "It's fun to be in this race for first place in the division, possibly the conference. It's been many years grinding just to get that wildcard spot, and things are a little different this year."...
"In a way, a long time coming," Seguin said. "We've had some good teams in here, but I don't know if we've had the depth we have this season. We haven't wanted to talk about how special it is, but we all feel how special it is and we're excited."
There's more at Mike's place. [Dallas Stars]
It's all over but the matchups.
Around The Leagues
- The St. Louis Blues, playing out the string, still can go out with a bang – like last night's 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
- There's still danger in the Nashville Predators, too, as the Vegas Golden Knights learned after losing 3-2 in bonus time. [On The Forecheck]
- The Chicago Blackhawks, not to be left out, doused the Calgary Flames 4-3. [Second City Hockey]
- And the Colorado Avalanche made it a grand slam of #MurderDeathKill with a 4-3 OT victory over the San Jose Sharks. [Denver Post]
Note: The links to our blogging brethren go to their own new homes. They'll surely appreciate it if you drop by for a visit.
The Seattle Kraken tightened their grip on a Western Conference wildcard spot with last night's victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
The Hockey Hall of Fame put the finishing touches on a brand-new section with the help of two superstars.
Also at CBC Sports: You may have heard about Carson Briere's ongoing difficulties with checking his privilege. Here's how his latest problem played out.
Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park – And Beautiful Boise
The entire Stars organization is sorting things out for the postseason. The Calder Cup playoffs-bound Texas Stars have assigned netminder Dylan Wells to the Kelly Cup playoffs-bound Idaho Steelheads, where he'll team with Adam Scheel.
By the time you read this, the Stars may have posted the full photo. (What are you waiting for? Go look!)