Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Fend Off Third Period Rally To Defeat Caps 4-3
The Stars held off the Caps' comeback attempt for another win. Plus, Mike Yeo is out in Minnesota, and a look at which teams will be playing outdoors next season.
Although it got a little dicey there in the third, the Stars once again used a four-goal period to power them to victory and beat the Capitals 4-3.
But the win didn't come without a cost—next Feb. 13th, someone tell Tyler Seguin to watch the game from the press box.
Tyler Seguin cut on arm by skate blade. Cody Eakin also hurt. Lindy Ruff said status unclear on both right now.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) February 14, 2016
Mike Heika wrote more about the win, and how it showed both the best and the worst of the team.
It was some of the best hockey the team has played all season, and it definitely gives a glimpse into the potential of this mercurial bunch.
"It shows when you do the right thing, play above the puck, be smart at the blue lines, you can get a pretty easy game on ourselves because we've got a lot of skill," said veteran forward Vernon Fiddler. "You'd like to see a full 60 minutes of that. That's something we're going to have to iron out in the next couple of days."
There's more at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Razor had plenty to say about last night's win.
Tyler Seguin scored twice against the Caps, which was pretty cool.
.@tseguinofficial reached the 30-goal milestone for the 3rd time in his career, all since joining the @DallasStars. pic.twitter.com/vxq8QolLiV— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 14, 2016
Over at The Hockey Writers, Jordan Dix wonders whether the Stars can hang with the rest of the Western Conference. [THW]
After losing 12 of their last 13 games, the Wild shook things up.
#mnwild has relieved Mike Yeo of his coaching duties: https://t.co/V4GeC38hhm— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 14, 2016
The Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere set a record for the longest point streak by a rookie defenseman. [The Hockey News]
The NHL has a cross-check problem, says The Denver Post's Mike Chambers. [TDP]
Elsewhere in the Central...
- Last night was one of the very few times you can feel okay about cheering for the Ducks—they beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in OT. Thanks, Ryan Getzlaf (are words I never want to say again). [Chicago Sun-Times]
- The Predators blew out the Panthers 5-0. [The Tennessean]
- Minnesota lost (again), this time 4-2 to the Bruins. [NHL]
- The Jets defeated the Oilers 2-1 in a shootout. [NHL]
The Original Six teams work to keep alumnus within their ranks. [ESPN]
It looks like you can expect to see the Oilers and the Jets in an outdoor game next season.
As mentioned on World's Greatest PRE Pregame Show...1st outdoor game in 16-17 looking like Oilers vs Jets at Investors Group Field in Wpg.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 13, 2016
It's also likely that the Maple Leafs, who will be playing their 100th season next year, will get an outdoor game. [The Hockey News]
Despite his request, it's unlikely that the Islanders will move defenseman Travis Hamonic by the trade deadline. [Newsday]
Congratulations to Loui Eriksson, who scored his 200th NHL goal last night.
Remember the kids who were getting a dog if Bobby Ryan scored? Well, that pup has arrived. [Ottawa Sun]
Word on the street is that Jordan Eberle is staying put in Edmonton. [Sportsnet]
And finally, here's a friendly reminder as you start off your Sunday.
Holtby has been pulled after two periods. Second game that Dallas has chased a Vezina candidate (Corey Crawford Thursday).— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) February 14, 2016