Dallas Stars Officially Eliminated From 2014-15 NHL Playoffs
It's officially over. The Stars will not be playing past game 82. But hey, neither will the Sharks.
The Winnipeg Jets 2-0 defeat of the Minnesota Wild has officially eliminated the Dallas Stars from the 2014-15 NHL Playoffs. (And San Jose too, but as funny as that is we aren't here for that.)
After a promising 2014 season that culminated with a crushing game six defeat at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of last year's playoffs the Stars acquired Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky and appeared to be on their way to the top. For any number of reasons it simply didn't work.
There were many highs and lows. The defense and goaltending struggled. The special teams were sometimes quality and sometimes awful. John Klingberg made his NHL debut and made us all believers. Tyler Seguin got injured and the Stars struggled. Patrik Nemeth and Valeri Nichushkin lost most of their seasons due to injury. The bad outweighed the good and the results reflect that. The season will end April 11th.
We'll have more to say about this in the coming weeks and months. For now, thank you for your support during the season. We loved being able to cover the playoffs last year for the first time. It sucks that we don't get to do that this year, and we're as annoyed about it as you are.
Now let's cross our fingers for the lottery balls to fall the Stars way so they can steal Connor McDavid from the Buffalo Sabres so the semi-annual tradition of laughing at the misfortune of Buffalo can continue. Until then though, a sincere thanks from the DBD staff to you for sticking with us through this tough year. It means a lot to us all.