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Oh no Jiri Hudler.
added 8:35pm, Dallas broadcast below...
"I'm tired of looking at good numbers and not winning games. That doesn't help us in the standings. There are good numbers, but the numbers don't describe the real bad plays you make in the game. The numbers don't mean anything if you make a real bad play that costs you the game. A play that you don't need to make. And we have done this a couple times through this homestand and tonight we really hurt ourselves. When we took the lead, I would want them to earn it. They didn't earn it."
-Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Dallas Stars after a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News has more post-game quotes from both sides.
Below, catch the game highlights...
Down goes Antoine Roussel.
FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Justin Peters and defenseman Justin Hache from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Brendan Ranford and Branden Troock.
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
Tim Murray and Terry Pegula stood in the press box and said the puck went in. Ryan O’Reilly, Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Ristolainen crowded around a TV outside the dressing room and watched the puck hop across the goal line. Buffalo’s coaches looked at numerous angles from their office and saw multiple pucks go in.
The Sabres know what the replays showed. What they knew and what they could prove were two different things.
The only conclusive evidence was they lost a game they felt they won and went into the All-Star break feeling angry and cheated.
“Frustrating more than anything that the game’s not decided by the players,” center Jack Eichel said after Thursday’s crazy 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Watch the play below...
A full blown 3-0 in OT and they miss the net. Dallas lost 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild in the shootout.
Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News did a recent online chat...
Do you get the sense that the team's frustrations are reaching a tipping point this year?
Heika: Yes, definitely. As much as we can keep saying they are close to a playoff spot, the math gets tougher in February. Plus, they have a vicious March schedule and have to make some big decisions at the trade deadline, so there is a lot of pressure on this team, coaches and management included.
Lindy Ruff's contract is up at the end of the season, several players are UFAs at the end of the season, the expansion draft is in the summer. There's a lot going on here.
Everything was easy last year because of the fast start. Everything is hard this year. That makes it so easy to see how much the mental state of the team has changed. They're not in a good place right now.
Do you and all the media finally realize what nonsense Nill spews when he talks about the "overripe" young talent he has mismanaged and/or under-developed at the NHL level?
NEW YORK (Dec. 19, 2016) – Tonight’s game between the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena, NHL Game No. 477, has been postponed due to a technical problem with the ice equipment that has made the ice surface unplayable.
The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date.
Cody Eakin gets four games for his hit on Henrik Lundqvist...
Mike Hoffman gets two game for a cross-check on Logan Couture...
from Ruffled Lines,
Lindy Ruff up first...
On the Cody Eakin ejection:
“I understand the call. There was no intent on his part. As a penalty killer he’s trying to gain speed so he can get back. I watched the play and Henrik (Lundqvist) was off the wall originally and I think he just mishandled it for a second. When he went to go play it, he went into the wall. Cody said he was just trying to jump by him. I know it doesn’t look that way but there was no intent on his part.”
Stars Forward Cody Eakin
On the play with Lundqvist:
“I was coming in pretty fast, trying to create some energy, and my intention was to go for the puck. Obviously, it was not to make contact with him or his head. The collision carried me a little bit off my feet.”
On receiving discipline from the League:
“I’m sure I’ll hear something and we’ll go from there. The game just ended so I don’t know anything.”
Rangers Head Coach Alain Vigneault
On Henrik Lundqvist’s play tonight and the hit by Cody Eakin:
“Well, the first thing is that the League better do something about that hit. It’s everything that you want to take away from the game. Hit to the head, forward motion and it’s a goaltender on top. That happens in the playoffs and your goaltender has to go out of the net. They better do something about that and they better take care of business. As far as Hank’s [Henrik Lundqvist] play tonight; there’s no doubt that he played extremely well....
If you missed the hit last night, watch it below...
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