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Dallas Stars Owner Happy With The Team’s Progress

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars named a new GM, a new coach and added a new No. 1 center. They changed their look, changed their personality and changed their reputation in the NHL in pretty much 12 months.

“The perception is completely changed, and I think that’s both locally and nationally,” Stars president Jim Lites said. “The feeling right now is we’re moving up, and I think at the heart of that process is Tom buying the team and doing what he’s done as an owner.”

Gaglardi said he’s having fun. The Vancouver businessman, whose family owns hotels and restaurants in Canada, is feeling the rhythm of ownership and is excited about the progress this season. He knows that the team can’t be completely turned in one season, but he also knows that this was a giant step forward.

“If you look on the ice, off the ice, it’s just all coming together,” he said. “You go into something like this thinking you can change things and make a difference, but to see it happen is very satisfying. We have a long way to go, but we made some huge steps this year.”

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First Round: How Did We Do?

Well what a night that was!  Three Game Sevens and now we start the second round later today.

Before the second round starts let’s take a look at how we did predicting the first round.

I will put my own predictions up to bat:

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Video- Ducks Advance To The Second Round After OT Win In Dallas

Nick Bonino scored early in OT for the Anaheim Ducks thus advancing them to the second round of the playoffs to meet the San Jose/Los Angeles winner.

Here is the OT goal and check out Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News for post game reaction from both sides.

 

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Ryan Garbutt Fined For Spearing

If you missed the incident, watch it here...

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Video- Ryan Garbutt Spearing Incident On Corey Perry

Ryan Garbutt of the Dallas Stars had his night end midway in the first period last night after receiving five minutes and a game for this spear on Corey Perry.  Perry briefly left the game but did return.

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Garbutt said the play was careless on his part: “I was coming back to the bench and got careless with my stick. It was definitely something I didn’t want to do.”

The Ducks diagreed.

“It was deliberate,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “It wasn’t an accident, but we know that’s how he plays.”

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Videos- In The Room With Dallas And Columbus

NHL.com followed both the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets into the dressing room after their wins last night.

It is not often you get to see a coach talking to his team post-game.

The Dallas Stars are up first...

 

Then the Columbus Blue Jackets...

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Post-Game Reaction After The Dallas Stars Defeated The Anaheim Ducks 4-2

Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff 

On the Stars’ resiliency tonight:

“Obviously we didn’t play our best first period.  I thought we were slow to move the puck and didn’t quite get our feet moving.  We had a couple of good offensive chances that we were just a little bit slow to.  We talked about trying to get a little more speed through the neutral zone and getting more pucks in behind their defense and then that was probably one of the better second periods we’ve played.”

 On his comments to the team in the first intermission:

“I just said I wasn’t happy.  I thought we got outworked.  I thought we weren’t playing smart enough and it was our turn to answer and that group in there answered the bell.  It’s not often that we get outworked but I thought after that, the last forty was as hard as the boys could go, they emptied the tank.”

 On the physical nature of tonight’s game:

“That’s just playoff hockey.  It was fun for everybody I think.  It’s just playoff emotion.  I really feel like we’re in a playoff series now.” 

 On the series going forward:

“It’s starting from scratch.  We’ve got to go there and win a game.  We’ve got to win a game in Anaheim.  We’ve got to be better and I have to do a better job with the team.  I thought in Game two we played, in my eyes, a real good game but we didn’t finish and we made some big mistakes.  We eliminated some of those big mistakes here and it’s now just focusing on one game…no more.  We’ve done it all year.”

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The Anaheim Ducks Are Unhappy With The Physical Play Of The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Game 3 between the Stars and Ducks featured four roughing penalties, two slashing penalties and three 10-minute misconduct penalties, and Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau blamed the Stars for that.

“I think it was pretty obvious out there,” Boudreau said when asked if the Stars crossed the line. “We’ve warned the refs about them, anyway. It’s just something that I guess you do anything to win, but it’s not something that I think our team would do. We’ll take them and be as physical and be as mean as they want, but obviously they know there’s something wrong with his jaw, so they’re going after it.”

Boudreau was especially upset that Antoine Roussel took on Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who was hit in the face with a slap shot in Game 1 and is wearing a cage to protect his face. Roussel was in a shoving match with Getzlaf and touched the mask. Getzlaf then threw a punch at Roussel and Roussel started punching back.

“You’ve got to stay as disciplined as you can, but you’ve got to protect yourself, too,” Getzlaf said. “That’s part of the game. Obviously, I never expected them to target my face that much, but that’s the way it goes I guess.”

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Coaches Talk

"I'm pretty confident in this group right now. Every time it looked like we were going on a slide, these guys found a way to rebound."

-Jon Cooper after the Tampa Bay Lightning went down 0-2 to the Montreal Canadiens.  More on the Lightning from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times.

“We didn’t have the puck enough. When we had it, we’ve got to start putting pucks in the areas where we can get them back. We’ve got to get pucks in areas where once we get it, we can hang on to it. I thought we didn’t play with the puck as much as we normally do, but the one thing about our team tonight — I thought we got better and better as the periods went on.

‘The third period was obviously our best period, but we started playing more of our game in the third period than in the first two. We’ve got to kind of make those adjustments here, and hopefully have three periods more like the third period was, and capitalize on the chances that we had.”

-Claude Julien post-game after the Boston Bruins lost 1-0 to the Detroit Red Wings.  More from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.

At the end of the night, we handed them their opportunities and their goals. We skated well, the effort was great but we made a couple mistakes that cost us.

-Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Dallas Stars after their 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.  More post-game quotes from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.  The Stars are down 0-2 to the Ducks.

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Kari Lehtonen Can Once Again Prove Doubters Wrong

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Lehtonen last was in the postseason in 2007 as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers. Just 23 at the time, he had helped the Thrashers make the playoffs for the first time by forging a 34-24-9 record. In the opening game against the New York Rangers, he lost a 4-2 contest and was replaced by Johan Hedberg in Game 2. In Game 3, he returned and allowed seven goals in a 7-0 loss, and that’s the last memory he has of the playoffs.

But he said that’s not a problem for him.

“I’ve gotten pretty good at not looking back at all,” he said. “The past is too far away, so I don’t want to carry that or look back on that. To me, I have worked all year for this moment, and I think I’m ready.”

And yet he does appreciate the maturing he’s done. He was, after all, the second overall pick in the 2002 draft. So when the Thrashers traded him to Dallas for defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a fourth-round draft pick in 2010, it was clear Atlanta had given up on him. Lehtonen said he used that motivation to drop 20 pounds, get himself in better shape and start to understand the position of goaltending.

“One of the things I love about Kari is he is a real battler,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said. “People tell him he’s injury-prone or out of shape, and he proves them wrong. People say he can’t get us to the playoffs, and he proves them wrong. He lets his actions speak for him.”

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