LOS ANGELES- Jerome Iginla, nursing a lower-body injury, left the press box midway thru the 3rd period as he got deathly sick watching his teammates getting humiliated by the Kings! The Kings never let up as they trounced Dallas 9-1! Duncan Keith was 1st Star with a 4 assist night,as the Kings defense pinched in all night,getting Goals from Toby Enstrom,Travis Hamonic,& of course Shea Weber! Toby Enstrom was all smiles,as in the latest GHC News,he had the worst plus-minus in the League, but skipped out of Texas with a +3 for the game! Coach Dale Hunter was almost lost for words following this debacle,saying ” I feel sorry for our fans tonight,we stunk up the place”
ST LOUIS- Stars lose again,falling 4-2 to the Blues! A better defensive effort by the home team, but the result dropped Dallas to a 4-11-2 home record! Drew Stafford scored twice for the visitors & Eric Stall dished out 3 Assists, as the line of Stafford,Stall, & Marian Gaborik(who also scored) accounted for 3 of the 4 Blues Goals! Leading Goal-Scorer Kyle Turris had the other Blues tally! Carey Price stopped 7/8 ratings & 34 shots in getting 3rd Star honors!
BUFFALO- Woo-Hoo Yippee Stars nip Sabres 3-2 for their 5th home victory of the season! Stars took a 2-0 lead into the 3rd period when Michael Frolik knocked it by Cory Schneider to make it a hockey game! Nick Backstrom(not the worthless Goalie we got from Buffalo) then restored the Star’s 2-Goal lead, but last year’s Leading Goal-Scorer in the GHC Taylor Hall banged home his 13th to get Sabres close again! Dallas on a Power-Play late in game & Schneider had to come up big twice as the short-handed Sabres were on the attack! Nick Kronwall found Taylor Hall TWICE (pick cards)but was denied both times! Whew!!!
PHOENIX- Stars get their 1st 2-game Win Streak on home ice just one game short of the halfway mark of the home schedule, as they defeat the Yotes 3-1. All the scoring came in the opening 20 minutes,as Dallas got Goals from Erik Karlsson ,Pavel Datsyuk(PP) ,& Nick Backstrom. Joe Paveski(PPG) scored the lone Coyote Goal as both Goalie’s J. S. Giguere for Phoenix & Rookie Philipp Grubauer of Dallas didn’t allow a Goal the rest of the way! Coach Dale Hunter was hopeful that this was the start of a winning streak that could get them back in the hunt(playoffs))saying “We got great Goaltending & a 60 minute effort from our guys on defense,but will it continue!
CHICAGO- The 2-game home Win Streak came to a crashing end,as the Blackhawks blitz Dallas for 5 Goals thru 40 minutes,outshooting them 38-15 & leading 5-1! The Stars Jake Muzzin scored with just 16 seconds to go in period two to give Stars hope heading to period three,but Hawks played rough as they trusted their penalty-kill to hold Stars off! Brandon Dubinsky roughed up David Legwand & Martin Hanzal did the same to Nick Backstrom which sent Stars to consecutive Power-Plays,but Hawks were a perfect 4/4 in Kills & went 2/2 on their Power-Play! 1st Star John Tavares scored twice(once on the PP)to lead Hawks to a 5-2 Win!