PHILADELPHIA- Two years ago, the Stars embarrassed the Flyers 10-0 in their last meeting of the season, but since then, the Flyers have treated the Stars like their red-headed stepchild, beating them twice in Texas last year & extending their streak to three games this season with a 4-1 Win! “Break up the Flyers” as Stars lose their 3rd straight on home ice! It was a 1-1 game into the 3rd, when Zach Parise drilled one by Schneider(GWG),then Captain David Backes scored twice,one on the PP, to finish the Stars! Back-up Goalie Fredrick Anderson was Star of the Game, stopping 36 shots(5/5 gr’s).
NEW JERSEY- Stars snap 3-game home losing streak with a 5-3 Win over the Devils! Dallas took the 1st two penalties & the last two, but in between the Devils went to the sin-bin 6 straight times(thanks ref) & the Stars capitalized twice! Captain Erik Karlsson led the way with a Goal & 3 assists for a 4 point night! Half the Goals in this game were by Blueliners as Karlsson &Wideman scored for Dallas & Enstrom & DeKeyser(PP) tallied for New Jersey!
TORONTO- It’s not too often that you can come up minus in the +/- column for the game & Win, but thanks to a PP “Hat Trick” by Pavel Datsyuk , the Stars beat the Leafs 4-2 behind the shifty Russian’s PP Magic! Stars outshot Toronto 48-25, but Seymon Varlamov kept Leafs in game(44 saves- 9/11gr’s) Claude Giroux & Eric Fehr scored for the Leafs, while Chris Higgins had the lone even-strength Goal for Dallas! Five PP Goals the last two home games had Coach Dale Hunter saying nice things about the zebra’s,unlike him to praise the referees, adding he’s buying them dinner after the game!
CHICAGO- Max Pacioretty & T.J.Brodie exchanged Goals in the 2nd period, a 1-1 game into the final 20 minutes & Pavel Datsyuk scores in the first minute for a 2-1 Stars lead! Six minutes later & Ryan Kesler beats Holtby for a 3-1 lead that would stand up, as Cory Schneider has his best game of the season at home, stopping 41 shots(8/9 gr’s) &(1-12 Voracek) to give Dallas a 3-game Winning streak at home!
ST LOUIS- Just 29 seconds into this game & Colin Wilson scores on a breakaway for a 1-0 Blues lead! Things settled down a bit until the 2nd period when St Louis added two more Scores & a 3-0 lead! With both Pavel Datsyuk & Jordan Stall out with the flu, Coach Hunter thought this game might be turning into a blow-out, but the crowd finally got to cheer when Dennis Wideman turned on the red light behind Carey Price late in period two, & it was 3-1 going into period three! Both Goalies held the fort till Brad Marchand(1-11) made it a one-Goal game with just under 5 minutes to play! With the crowd roaring & looking for the equalizer, Schneider raced to the bench , Nick Backstrom over the boards for the extra-attacker & Mike Hoffman rips a shot(rating) that Price snags in his glove for a face-off! Still time on the clock, but the Stars lose the draw & game 3-2! Just 2 minor penalties in this game were called,one on each team & Coach Hunter was none to happy about the refs “They,the Blues got away with everything,some of their hits were borderline charging & yet no calls” No Dinner on me tonight!