Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Go For Game 7 Victory Tonight in St. Louis
What do we say to the God of Death? Plus, the Colorado Avalanche reaches for Maximum Chaos, Charlie McAvoy draws fire, and more.
Closing out a series on the road may not be the preferred scenario for any team. But that’s what the Dallas Stars plan to do with the St. Louis Blues, and they sound confident about taking on the challenge.
And the Victory Green gang has been pretty golden on the road during the playoffs this year. Stars senior staff writer Mike Heika talked with the players about their approach:
“I think the road is a perfect spot for us to play,” said Stars winger Andrew Cogliano. “I think we’re more confident in how we’ve been on the road all playoffs, I think we’re going to simplify our game and we’re going to play a game that, like I said, has got us here in the first place. And if we do that, we’re going to have a strong game and a chance to win.”
Head coach Jim Montgomery wants his team to fulfill its identity, one more time:
“I think it is going to be the same thing we’ve been talking about since the All-Star break - It’s play to our identity, have the right attitude, a relentless style of play,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “And also it’s a Game 7 of the playoffs, let’s go embrace this. This is what legends are made of, so go out there and play your game, fulfill it, and help us win a hockey game.”
There’s more at Mike’s place. [Dallas Stars]
Bonus motivation: The NHL.com brain trust favors the Blues. Here’s a perfect chance to flip their table over. [NHL]
Stars Stuff: Second Round Edition
Look who’s healthy for tonight’s puck drop. (That’s 7 p.m. CDT, in case you still need to set your oven timer to remind you.)
Your starter for Game 7. #GoStars pic.twitter.com/3cW1vo1Wu5— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) May 6, 2019
Mark Stepneski has the #BishMode update here.
Bishop 'all good' to start Game 7 after injury scare; the Stars netminder enters Tuesday 2-0 all-time with zero goals allowed in career Game 7shttps://t.co/42MvCqHrNR— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) May 7, 2019
The boys are ready (for their close-up).
Game 7 in the #StanleyCup Playoffs. It all comes down to this. #GoStars pic.twitter.com/HLU9c8uQIO— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) May 6, 2019
Sean Shapiro examines Mats Zuccarello’s growing Dallas stardom in his latest Shap Shots.
“Obviously you don’t go out and think about things in that way, when you are home you are just part of it all, but I’ve learned it’s been very nice to come home to Dallas and play.” https://t.co/SvDbDSH648— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) May 6, 2019
Around The League(s): Postseason Edition
The Boston Bruins will play the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals. Tuukka Rask shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 last night to win the series in six.
Everything is Rask and nothing hurts. https://t.co/cldJ5TjIyS— Stanley Cup of Chowder (@cupofchowdah) May 7, 2019
Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche is shooting for Maximum Chaos. Gabriel Landeskog netted the OT game-winner as they forced Game 7 on the San Jose Sharks with a 4-3 win.
Seventh Heaven is right https://t.co/DlRMV1xd6j— x - Mile High Hockey (@MileHighHockey) May 7, 2019
Will Charlie McAvoy sit out the beginning of the conference finals? He could draw supplemental discipline for a check to the head of Josh Anderson during last night’s game.
Should Charlie McAvoy have received a match penalty for his hit on Josh Anderson? @CraigJButton joins #JayAndDan to discuss. pic.twitter.com/rzDskXPOTg— #JayAndDan (@JayAndDan) May 7, 2019
Kevin Allen has more.
Wrong or right call? Charlie McAvoy delivered a hit to the head, but got just a minor penalty in a huge moment in Game 6. https://t.co/g6eM1GOP8M— Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) May 7, 2019
Blue Jackets bench boss John Tortorella, predictably, brought the salt.
John Tortorella delivered the heat in his final post-game presser of the year. MORE @ https://t.co/ZoXYY1DSy4 pic.twitter.com/tFHprbO8rC— BarDown (@BarDown) May 7, 2019
Here is a list of the most searched names on #HockeyDB in the past week.— HockeyDB (@hockey_db) May 6, 2019
1. Justin Williams
2. Nick Suzuki
3. Pavel Datsyuk
4. Yegor Korshkov
5. Jason Spezza
6. Curtis McElhinney
7. Cale Makar
8. Logan Couture
9. Nathan MacKinnon
10. Roope Hintz
Greetings From Beautiful Boise
The Idaho Steelheads’ second-round comeback fell short with a 3-1 loss to the Tulsa Oilers (St. Louis Blues) on Sunday.
- 17 sellouts— x-Idaho Steelheads (@Steelheads) May 6, 2019
- Almost 4,000 fans per playoff game
- 1 incredible home ice advantage
You have been and always will be the best fans in the ECHL. Thank you, Steelheads fans, for all your support this and every season! #FeelTheSteel pic.twitter.com/l3gg1DZEig
Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News wins at life – or at least the Stanley Cup playoffs. Enjoy.
i know the players have playoff beards and thats cool, but i havent gone grocery shopping since the playoffs began, so whos the real winner here— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) May 6, 2019