Dallas Stars Daily Links: On the Road Again
Let’s all hope that the upcoming four game road trip is a sort of “comeback tour” for Dallas. Plus, the Stars take on the Sabres this afternoon, struggling veterans around the league, and more.
Much like other Dallas based sports teams, but things don’t look good for the Dallas Stars right now Sitting at 1-4-1, the team is about to embark on a four game road trip in desperate need of some success:
“It’s playoff mode for us,” Radek Faksa said. “We need to step up, because teams are winning and it’s so hard to catch those teams later on. We have to have a really good road trip, get at least three wins and doesn’t matter if we win 2-1 or 1-0, we have to just win games.”
Optimists will point out that it’s still early in the season, and that teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues started last season slowly but eventually recovered. But the Stars aren’t being optimists — they’re being realists:
“Everyone in here, including myself, needs to have a playoff mentality going on this road trip,” Tyler Seguin said. “Everyone knows that a St. Louis season doesn’t happen every year. It just doesn’t happen. So, if we think that we can get into those shoes and you know … we’re too good of a team to be playing this bad so far to start the year.”
You can read more from Mike Heika here.
This hurts my soul:
The power play deserves the blame, yes, but this is what the Stars did when given offensive opportunities last night against Washington. pic.twitter.com/F16bQWsbcO— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) October 13, 2019
Moving on — it’s gameday! The Stars take on the Buffalo Sabres, whose 4-0-1 record puts them at 3rd in the league. Yes, you read that right:
How to watch Stars vs. Sabres: Live stream, game time, TV channel, lineup https://t.co/j2vNNaLGnu via @NHLdotcom— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) October 14, 2019
After an action packed Saturday, the NHL was rather quiet yesterday:
- The San Jose Sharks found their second win of the season, beating the Calgary Flames 3-1. [Fear the Fin]
- Meanwhile the Vegas Golden Knights asserted their dominance over the Los Angeles Kings with a 5-2 victory. [Knights on Ice]
- Finally, the Pittsburgh Penguins steamrolled the Winnipeg Jets on route to a 7-2 win. [Pensburgh]/
Joe Pavelski is one of several veterans struggling to make an impact this season:
Which struggling veteran needs to pick up the pace the most after early play this season?https://t.co/xmMfl0iLYR— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) October 13, 2019
This was apparently a thing:
The #Gritty5k was everything you could've expected and more! https://t.co/qC8SYzVr6g— NHL (@NHL) October 14, 2019
It’s going to be an interesting season for the NWHL, that’s for sure:
“I want to play hockey. And what’s wrong with that?”— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 13, 2019
Big Read: With about 140 of the world’s best players sitting out the year in a boycott, the National Women’s Hockey League embarks on its most divisive season ever.