Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Beat Capitals 4-2
The Stars won in Washington last night. Plus, a look back at the weekend, and what the GMs talked about at their latest meeting.
With a 4-2 win last night, the Stars improved their already sparkling record against the Capitals.
Stars have won six straight games in Washington, are 10-0-1 in their past eleven games overall against Washington.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) March 7, 2017
Here’s Jason Spezza’s game-winning goal.
The Stars’ victory also snapped Washington’s home game winning streak at 15.
"I heard some rumors [about the streak], some of the guys were talking about it," said Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen. "But I wasn't too focused on that. I was more worried about how to stop [Capitals forward] Alex Ovechkin."
Lehtonen was outstanding for a second consecutive game, stopping Ovechkin nine times Monday night, and turning away 33 other shots for a season-high 42 saves in leading the Stars to victory at Verizon Center.
More importantly, the win meant happy dads!
"Look what my son did!" pic.twitter.com/gVvrMiqnIR— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 7, 2017
Extra shout-out to Adam Cracknell’s dad.
Side note on dad's trip: this is first dad's trip Adam Cracknell has ever been on in career. Never spent full season with one team before.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) March 7, 2017
Barry Trotz was less enthusiastic about the trip.
Barry Trotz walks in. Says he's going to outlaw dads' trips coming to D.C.— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) March 7, 2017
There’s more on the win at the link. [Stars]
In Mike Heika’s latest Stars chat, he answers your questions about goaltending, offseason moves, and more. [SportsDayDFW]
Sean Shapiro’s latest podcast recalls a few former Stars.
NEW PODCAST: Remember Colton Sceviour and Richard Bachman? https://t.co/rWAQhBhXMP up in iTunes later today— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) March 6, 2017
On the first day of their annual three-day meeting, the league’s 31 general managers discussed the league’s future, the current point format, and more. [TSN]
It also covered How to Avoid People 101.
#Habs GM Marc Bergevin goes into stealth mode as he disguises himself with a tree to avoid the media at the GM meetings in Boca Raton, FL. pic.twitter.com/6JXGIHREUv— Grady Sas (@GradySas) March 6, 2017
Sean McIndoe names the teams with the best chances at the Stanley Cup and recaps the past weekend. [Sportsnet]
The Golden Knights have their first player.
We officially have our first ever member of the @GoldenKnights. https://t.co/pgJOuNE7SO— NHL (@NHL) March 6, 2017
Bo Horvat is a rising star for the Canucks (and Jamie Benn gets a shout-out from Richard Bachman). [NHL]
Congratulations are in order to Joe Thornton, who reached a milestone mark in the Sharks’ 3-2 win over the Jets.
Congrats to Joe Thornton on his 1000th career assist! #Jumbo1000 pic.twitter.com/rBAw9gLnPP— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) March 7, 2017
The league’s current playoff format is hurting teams in the Atlantic Division. [Sportsnet]
Jack Eichel is putting together a solid season for the Sabres. [The Hockey News]
And finally, just in case you’re keeping track.
By the way, the Stars are now five points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) March 7, 2017