Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Snap Skid, Down Devils 4-2
The Stars defeated the Devils 4-2 last night. Plus, Vern Fiddler talks about his time with the Stars, and doubt continues to be a prevalent force in the Big D.
The Hockey Gods give, the Hockey Gods take away. Although the Stars grabbed a much-needed win against the Devils last night, they also lost John Klingberg to a lower-body injury. Fortunately, Klingberg shouldn't be out of the lineup for too long.
Lindy Ruff quote on John Klingberg injury: pic.twitter.com/NMzNlfhUeI— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) March 5, 2016
And despite another playing going out alongside Patrick Sharp, Jordie Benn, Travis Moen, and Patrick Eaves, the win was a good sign for the Stars and their young stars, says Mike Heika.
Nichushkin had a goal and an assist, Mattias Janmark, 22, had two assists, and Brett Ritchie, 22, finished with eight hits and a nice fight. It was a strong statement for a Stars team that has a great pool of prospects but has generally leaned on veterans for the heavy lifting this season.
Vern Fiddler, who scored his 100th career goal with an empty-netter in the third period, was certainly happy about the win.
Hombre. pic.twitter.com/5vaV8soFjG— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 5, 2016
For more on the game, head to the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Over at The Hockey Writers, Vernon Fiddler shares his thoughts about playing in 800 games and how he views his role with the Stars. [THW]
Last night was not kind to young Stars defensemen.
Julius Honka has a lower-body injury. Will probably be out tomorrow. #TxStars— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) March 5, 2016
If you're a Dallas Stars fan, you're going to be pretty familiar with what it means to doubt. [SportsDayDFW]
From having "ECHL goaltending" to critiquing GM Jim Nill's moves at the trade deadline, the folks at Sports Illustrated aren't overly high on the Stars' chances down the stretch. [SI]
Coyotes rookie Max Domi has been suspended one game after instigating a fight with Ryan Garbutt in the final five minutes of a game. [Puck Daddy]
Jaromir Jagr continues to climb his way toward the top of NHL leaderboards. [ESPN]
KHLer Damir Zhafyarov dazzled with this determined goal.
Speaking of pretty goals, from Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko to Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, here are the players who you can count on to make highlight reel plays on a regular basis. [The Hockey News]
Sidney Crosby can't exactly be classified as "Sid the Kid' anymore. SI takes a look at what that identity shift means for the Penguins captain. [SI]
The Wild are exploring the wild world of analytics. [Pioneer Press]
Here's your chance to play GM and create a Team Hockey Movies for the upcoming World Cup. [Sportsnet]
Because it doesn't seem like being suspended from the NHL is enough for Zac Rinaldo...
Zac Rinaldo hits Kane Lafranchise in the head and gets five minutes plus a game misconduct #BRIvsPRO— The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) March 5, 2016
Is Connor McDavid going to win the Calder? The Oilers rookie is certainly making a case for himself. [Puck Daddy]
The struggles continue for women pursuing careers in the NWHL. [The New York Times]
Over at TSN, Gary Lawless chimes in on everything from Bruce Boudreau's coaching this season, to where Auston Matthews would be best suited to play during his rookie year. [TSN]
And finally, Kris Russell is making sure that fans know he's a pretty tough dude.
New @DallasStars d-man Kris Russell took a puck to the face BUT still did our @ESPN_NHL Interview. #HOCKEYTough https://t.co/MXXlnq28iA— Bruce LeVine (@BruceLeVinePuck) March 4, 2016