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Video- Ryan Getzlaf Should Get An Assist Too

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

“Get there faster than him,” Getzlaf said“ Obviously it was flipped in the air, so he probably reacted to it late. I just noticed that their (defensemen) had been out there for a long time so they were probably going to change, thinking I was going off. Clearly, I was fresh sitting in the box for about 2½ minutes.”

Bishop said he saw Stars teammates Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg were exhausted at the end of a long power-play shift. Getzlaf charged past both of them.

“I started going and once I saw it stop I knew I was in trouble,” said Bishop, who made 15 saves. “I just tried to get a glove on it when he chipped it over me. I could see them, I knew they were tired. By the way the he flicked it I thought I’d be able to make a play on it. I think it might have stopped there.

“Once I committed, I kind of have to go there. It’s just a matter of the guys being out there a long time, obviously two minutes and just the back spin. It’s unfortunate.”

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The Chicago Blackhawks Have Now Lost Six Consecutive Games At Home

from Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The Hawks (24-22-8) fell eight points behind the Minnesota wild for the eighth and final playoff spot, with three other teams ahead of them with 24 games left in the regular season.

“It’s frustrating,” defenseman Connor Murphy said. “Losing six in a row at home — it’s embarrassing. Not the way we expected to be.”

“It’s tough, but we put ourselves in this spot. We’ve got to get out of it,” Seabrook said. “We’ve got to try and work and dig to create our bounces and our chances and some luck and things start changing and turning and [if we] start feeling good about ourselves, maybe something will happen.”

It remains to be seen if there’s anything the Hawks can do to snap out of it. In desperate need of a rally following the all-star break, they’ve generally played well enough to win, but still find a way to lose — a huge turnaround from their glory days. 

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Hockey By Hitchcock

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

There were stretches in St. Louis where David Backes met with Ken Hitchcock every day. Backes exited some of those meetings with less-than-fuzzy feelings for his boss.

“Sometimes I left the rink cussing him and not very happy with him,” Backes recalled. “You look back on it a couple weeks later and you go, ‘Oh, he was doing that for a reason — to make us better.’ ”...

The Stars no longer play fast and loose. They are applying their legs differently: sprinting to and staying in high-danger areas, reducing space in open ice, and getting in opponents’ faces to limit their touches. It is Hitch Hockey, applied previously with success in St. Louis, Columbus, Philadelphia, and Dallas the first time around. The Stars are within the Western Conference’s top eight, ahead of Minnesota and Chicago in the Central Division.

“He’s got guys with high levels of skill, and he’s got them playing hard in the dirty areas,” Backes said. “They’re winning puck battles along the wall, committed to back pressure and backchecking so they can get turnovers and go back the other way.

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Video- Should Ken Hitchcock Be Upset With The Goal Reversal?

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Hitchcock said the goal was the kind that is scored every day in the league.

"I don't understand where we're going, because we practice every day, like every other team does in the NHL, going to the net," Hitchcock said. "Our player went to the net and was responsible for putting a play on the net, and we scored on the rebound. When we're in a situation where you're not counting those as goals now, what are we doing? What are we doing to our game that that can't be a goal?"


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Morning Line- Mike Heika On Tyler Seguin

My guess is discussions are probably going land somewhere near the eight-year deal that Jamie Benn signed that averages $9.5 million a year. Like I have said before, a lot of where this goes will depend on how the Stars do in the playoffs and how Seguin does in the playoffs. He needs to create a playoff part of his resume in Dallas.

-Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News on Tyler Seguin re-signing with the Dallas Stars.  More from Heika on the Stars in Q & A format.

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Six Wins In A Row For The Colorado Avalanche

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

Not even a mandatory five-day break can cool off the Avalanche.

In the rubber match of a five-game, regular-season series Saturday night — the Avs’ first game since playing one week earlier — Colorado defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 to extend its winning streak to six games.

“I really liked our effort tonight. I thought we did a lot of really good things,” Avs coach Jared Bednar said....

The last time Colorado (23-15-3, 49 points) won six straight was March 23 to April 5, 2014. In just 42 games, the Avs have now exceeded their win total and point total from last season, when they finished a wretched 22-56-4 and 48 points in 82 games.

“It was a big win for us coming out of the bye week and a good way to start the second half of the season,” Comeau said. “Different group, different mindset than last year. We’re playing with a lot of confidence right now. I think winning games is doing that. And I’ve said it before: We’ve had big  turnover this year, youthful energy and had our top line really step for us this year. We’ve had good goaltending, good special teams and the nice thing is, nobody’s satisfied.”

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Video- Significant Contact With The Goalie, No Goal

The Avs really did not need it, they defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1.


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Why Ken Hitchcock Took The Dallas Stars Job

from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated,

“Alex, sit your ass right there and start asking questions.”

The directive arrives from the training table where Ken Hitchcock lies flat on his back, white hair against the headrest, sneakers dangling off the edge. It’s early last Wednesday, three hours until the Dallas Stars’ morning skate in Brooklyn, and the visiting area at Barclays Center is beginning to stir. Equipment managers hang jerseys across the hall. Hitchcock’s assistants cut video in the coaches room. The ice machine grumbles. Massage therapist Dan Garcia enters.

“Come on, big Dan,” says Hitchcock. “We’re going to multitask.”

My ass finds a stool.

He should be retired by now. That’s what the hockey world heard, at least.


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Dallas Stars Trade Jamie Oleksiak To The Pittsburgh Penguins

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. Pittsburgh currently owns two fourth-round selections in 2019, their own and Minnesota's. Dallas will receive the earlier of the two picks.

Oleksiak, 24, has recorded three points (1-2=3) in 21 games played this season. In six seasons with the Stars, he appeared in 140 regular-season games posting 22 points (7-15=22).

The 6-foot-7, 255-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. 

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Winning Streak Hits Six For The Philadelphia Flyers

from John Boruk of NBC Sports Philadelphia,

The Flyers developed a Muhammad Ali-type mentality Saturday night.

It was hockey’s version of the rope-a-dope, where the Flyers took the Dallas Stars' best punches early on before going the distance, eventually wearing down an opponent that was playing their third game in four nights.

The end result was a 2-1 Flyers victory, extending their season-high winning streak to six games....

“We knew they were going to have a good push at the start of the game,” Brian Elliott, who has started all six games of the winning streak, said. "We knew they wouldn't be able to keep it up playing a back-to-back. I thought our guys did a really good job of sticking to that game plan and staying patiently persistent."

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