Dallas Stars Daily Links: World Championship Roundup
Here’s the latest on how Radek Faksa and John Klingberg are doing at World’s. Plus, the Blues are on the cusp of a Cup Final, how to approach fixing poor NHL officiating, and more.
The Dallas Stars’ hockey season might be over, but some of the players are still hitting the ice overseas at the World Championship.
For instance, Radek Faksa had a career-high three points for the Czech Republic in yesterday’s win over Austria:
Faksa’s goal 6:30 into the first period gave the Czechs a 1-0 lead and held up as the game-winner... Faksa also assisted on a power-play goal that extended the Czech lead to 4-0 in the second period and then picked up an assist an even-strength goal pushed the lead to 8-0 in the third.
Meanwhile John Klingberg is getting back into the swing of things, scoring his first assist of the tournament in his second game:
Klingberg, who skated on the second defense pair with Nashville’s Mattias Ekholm, had the one assist, one shot on goal and a minus-1 rating in 22:50 of ice time. Klingberg has one assist and a plus-1 rating in two games at the tournament, while averaging 19:47 of ice time.
Mark Stepneski is keeping everyone up-to-date on Faksa and Klingberg here.
Around the League
Thanks to a 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks, the St. Louis Blues are just one win away from a trip to the Stanley Cup Final:
Jaden Schwartz collects his second hat trick of the #StanleyCup Playoffs as Blues win Game 5.— #StanleyCup on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 19, 2019
Read more here: https://t.co/AhIobKFW1h pic.twitter.com/f5YdHP77IO
Here’s your daily reminder that the Blues were one of the worst teams in the NHL at one point this year:
On Jan. 2, the Blues owned the NHL's worst record. Now they're two wins away from the Stanley Cup Final.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 19, 2019
Here's how they completed the turnaround. (by @GareJoyceNHL)https://t.co/r4smEvouMk
Regardless of who wins the West, they’ll have a hard time against the Boston Bruins, who have looked unstoppable lately:
The Boston Bruins have swept their way to the Stanley Cup final. But will the layoff help or hurt? Does history hold the answer?https://t.co/CMRIU51H4N— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) May 20, 2019
On the opposite side of the success spectrum, here’s a nice piece on presumptive first overall pick Jack Hughes:
Some high praise for @jackhughes43. https://t.co/MdCanjIJzq— NHL (@NHL) May 20, 2019
Inject this into my veins, please and thank you:
Slapshots. NHL's officiating crisis has only one fix -- and it's being ignored https://t.co/8KyoEFPnqc via @nypostsports— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) May 18, 2019