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Videos- Jacob Trouba And Ben Bishop Injured In Winnipeg/Dallas Game

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

The celebration over a hard-fought win that brought the Winnipeg Jets a step closer to locking up a playoff spot was muted Sunday night as another key member of the team went down with what looks like a troubling injury.

For all the excitement coming out of a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars at Bell MTS Place, there was also obvious concern over the health of defenceman Jacob Trouba, who left in the third period after a thunderous collision — with contact to the head — with Stars captain Jamie Benn.

Trouba tried to get to his feet but fell over after taking the hit, had to be helped onto the bench and went straight down the tunnel to the dressing room, presumably for concussion protocol....

Jets coach Paul Maurice said there will be no official diagnosis until Monday but it’s obviously concerning because there was head-to-head contact between Benn and Trouba.

“I had a lousy seat there on the other side of the boards, but they both came together and it was helmet on helmet,” he said.

“I’ve seen it happen before to players and they bounce back pretty quick.”

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Also in the game, Ben Bishop left with a lower-body injury and the Stars say he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Watch the Trouba/Benn collision below, Bishop injury along with the game highlights.

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Leafs Win, Lose Andersen

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

A three-goal game by James van Riemsdyk, a last-minute goal from Patrick Marleau and shootout goals from Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak rallied the Leafs to a 6-5 decision over the Dallas Stars, giving Toronto a franchise-record 11th win in a row at the Air Canada Centre.

But the Leafs played the final half of the game without Andersen, who pulled himself with what the team called an upper-body injury.

Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said he believed the injury occurred in the first period when Stars winger Alexander Radulov landed on Andersen, snapping the goaltender’s head back. Andersen was noticeably wincing afterward but stayed in the game.

“It sure didn’t seem like much,” Babcock said. “He played after he got hurt, so I don’t know exactly.”

The worry is Andersen might have suffered a concussion, or maybe an awkwardly pulled muscle. Curtis McElhinney played a solid second half and was spectacular in overtime to get the win. He will play Thursday in Buffalo.

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Below, catch the game highlights and how Andresen may have been injured...

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Video- A Sit Down With Tyler Seguin

via Sportsnet,

Dallas Stars star Tyler Seguin sits down with Kyle Bukauskas to talk about life, hockey and shopping.


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Hockey By Ken Hitchcock

via Mark Masters tweets,

Stars' Hitchcock: "What we’re finding coming out here, quite frankly, the game in the East is a lot different than it is in the West. The speed factor out here is significant. Obviously, Pittsburgh set the table, but every team seems to have tremendous speed in their lineup … "

Hitchcock on playing fast: "It’s not just skating with the puck. It’s creating numerical advantages when you’re in a defensive posture so all you do is make one play & you bring numbers to the area & take advantage of it & Toronto does it as good as anyone in the NHL right now."

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The Struggling Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Dallas is now 3-7-1 in games where the opposition played the night before. What's more, Montreal was finishing up a six-game road trip and was 0-3-2 in its previous five games.

Bottom line, the Stars could not afford to lose this game.

And yet they found a way.

"This time of year, it's really revealing, one way or the other," Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think the thing that concerns us is we've shown some cracks that we haven't shown when it was the middle of the season, now the temperature has gone way up and we've shown some cracks, so we've got to help the guys get through that stuff."...

A Dallas team that is averaging less than two goals a game over the past 13, was just not going to get to three. Jamie Benn scored on the power play to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Montreal scored its third power play goal to put things away.

The Stars fall to 38-26-6 (82 points). They are still in playoff position, but they are 2-3-2 in their past seven and they are frittering away points they should be getting. As they continue on the longest road trip of the season, it won't get easier.


Game highlights of the Stars 4-2 loss to the Canadiens can be watched below.

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Video- No Goal Pittsburgh, Offside

Skate off the blue line.




added 3:43pm 3/12/18, The Hockey Central at Noon guys discussed interference today, watch below...

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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.”

more on the Duicks 2-0 win over the Stars...

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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. 

more on the 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars...

Game highlights are below...

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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?"


The Stars lost 2-1 in a shootout.

Watch the play below...

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