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Devan Dubnyk didn’t hide his disappointment after the Wild’s loss to the Stars, calling out the video review process that awarded Antoine Roussel a bizarre goal.
You can watch the Roussel goal below...
You make the call.
added 9:53pm, Longer version is below...
Oops, whistle blows, why?
Two more videos below...
from Jamie Benn at The Players' Tribune,
My game day really starts when I get into my car and start my drive to the arena. I’ve got my suit on. I throw on my sunglasses. Then I crank techno music. Something about the bass filling the car gets my blood pumping. I know it’s business time once that music hits.
On the drive in, I’ve got to have the music on a little bit louder as I roll the windows down on the highway. The warm Texas air starts breezing through the car all while the Dallas skyline gets closer and closer. The adrenaline starts to pick up and the music gets turned up even louder.
When I get off the highway and closer to the arena, seeing all of our fans walking around in their Stars jerseys really puts me in the zone. Seeing all that Stars gear, that’s when the switch flips inside of me. When I pull down the parking ramp, I’m ready to go and all I can think about is walking through the tunnel into a sea of Victory Green.
When it comes time to hit that tunnel, that’s when I truly feel at home with our team and ready to give the fans a show.
It’s the best feeling. It’s the best time. It’s game time.
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Lindy Ruff spoke to the media after practice Monday in Frisco. Here's what he said:
On how Tyler Seguin looked in his first practice coming back from an Achilles injury.
"I thought he got through it OK. It's hard to tell, it was a light skate. I don't think he was at full speed, but it was good to see him back out there."
On if there is a status update on Seguin for Game 1
"No, we just go day-to-day. I'm not going to rule him out, but I can't tell you he's in right now."
On how important today was for Seguin in terms of taking the next step
"It's important. I think today was the next step. I think when he can go 100 percent, go full out, really stressed, we'll know where he's at. It might be tomorrow, it might be Wednesday, but today was a good step in the right direction for him."
read on for more on the Stars as they prepare for game 1 against the Wild...
The Dallas Stars And Los Angeles Kings Will Play A Preseason Game At The New T-Mobile Arena In Vegas
FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club will play a preseason game in Las Vegas, Nevada at the new T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 against the Los Angeles Kings as part of the club's 2016 preseason schedule. The Kings will be hosting their annual "Frozen Fury" exhibition in Las Vegas, playing the Stars on the 7th and the Colorado Avalanche on the 8th.
Ticket information for the game will be made available at a later date, as well as the remainder of the Stars preseason schedule. Fans are encouraged to register for free Stars Insider emails at DallasStars.com/Insider in order to be notified when tickets are made available for sale.
"We're thrilled to incorporate this trip to Las Vegas into our preseason schedule," said Stars President, CEO and Alternate Governor Jim Lites. "The new T-Mobile Arena is a beautiful facility and we're proud to take part in one of the first sporting events there."
from Craig Custance of ESPN,
Forget trying to climb out of third place, Chicago needs to be careful here not to slip into a wild card spot.
The Nashville Predators are playing well lately and you can't count them out of moving into third place in the Central. If that happens and the Blackhawks slip into that top wildcard spot, now you're talking about a potential first round matchup between the Hawks and Los Angeles Kings. That would be absolutely crazy, a Western Conference final-type series taking place in the first round and a potential Cup winner would being sent home early.
Crawford's injury is a reminder of just how much the Blackhawks have depended on him this season, more so than in the past. He's had his best regular season and has completely shut up critics who didn't like that big contract given to him in 2013. Now, Chicago needs him back in net to making sure this recent slide doesn't become a disaster.
more on the Blackhawks and Stars from the ESPN hockey guys...
added 2:38pm, Jim Nill talks abou the injury below...
from Gary Lawless of TSN,
The Dallas Stars are 4-1-2 in their last seven, scoring 24 goals in that span and continue to lead the NHL in goals for. They’re tops in the Western Conference with a 42-21-9 mark and have a plus-22 goal differential. “Crisis? What crisis?” some Stars fans will say.
Dig a little deeper and you’ll see the Stars have also allowed 22 goals against in their last seven games and are 14-13-5 since January 1. They rank 24th in the league in goals-against average and own a team save percentage of .900, which is 29th in the NHL.
Over their last 10 games, they Stars are 4-3-3 with a team save percentage of .877 and a goals-against average of 3.30.
Dallas has been built on offence, but can they win that way when the postseason arrives? Over the last five years, no team has won the Stanley Cup without being first or second in team goals against during the regular season.
The Stars are glitzy, but until they prove otherwise they remain in the costume jewelry class. We know title rings require real gems.
more topics including out of work coaches and the Detroit Red Wings...
FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Stars and Brenden Morrow announced today the forward's retirement from the National Hockey League after 15 seasons. Morrow signed a ceremonial one-day agreement with Dallas on Thursday and retired as a member of the Stars.
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