Sorry in Hawaii for eight days. Just catching up.
COLORADO- After scoring just one Goal in each of their two previous home games(both losses), the Stars pepper & salt Pekke Rinne to an early shower, with 4 Goals in the opening period! T. J. Brodie took 1st Star honors with a Goal & 2 Assists in a 5-1 Final! Both Brodie & his partner Brooks Orpik(3 hits)were on the ice for EVERY Dallas Goal, as they were both a +5 for the contest! Brock Nelson scored the lone Avs Goal, as Cory Schneider made 26 saves for the Win.
BUFFALO- A scoreless game for 40 minutes, as the Stars dominated the shot board 29-7 thru 2 periods! Sergei Bobrovsky made a point-blank save(1-12)on Ryan Kesler early in period three, but 8 minutes in, the Sabre-Killer Josh Bailey scored on a wrap-around to give Stars the lead! With the clock ticking in Dallas’s favor, Jiri Hudler gets robbed(1-9)the 10 comes up, with just 2:22 left in the game! Bobrovsky races to the bench, Jason Pominville throws a blind pass inside to Rookie Jiri Lehtera, he shoots, but another Jiri is denied,as Cory Schneider kicks out another save, & Stars Win 1-0! For Schneider, it was his 2nd 1-0 home shutout of the season & 4th overall shutout!
SAN JOSE- No even-strength Goals in this game, but their was 4 PPG’s , two by each team , Datsyuk & Karlsson for Dallas & Seguin & Vermette for the Sharks! Antoine Vermette’s Goal tied the game at two midway thru the 3rd period! Numbers were not paying off, as Jaroslav Halak had robbed Kesler(1-12) & Datsyuk(1-13)while the “Hamburglur” had snared a (1-11)chance by Keith Yandle ! Into OT & Landeskog takes a hooking call ,but Sharks kill it! To the Skills contest we go….Tyler Seguin dekes, shoots, Goal 1-15, Stoned by Hammond! The crowd goes nuts! Datsyuk in, 5-hole, (8-reb)SCORES! One round left & Vladimir Tarasenko buries it- It’s tied! Riley Sheahan, who got the game-deciding Goal earlier in the year vs Tampa Bay, works his magic again & beats Halak to give Dallas a 3-2 Shootout Win!
PHILADELPHIA- Fredrick Anderson has the Star’s number again,stopping 45 shots (7/8 gr’s)in a 2-1 Win for the visitors! The Flyers stopped the Dallas home win streak at three, as Zach Parise notched his 40th Goal of the season & 4th liner Jeff Skinner got the Game-Winner! Veteran(or Old Guy) Jarome Iginla scored the lone Stars Goal ! The Penalty-Kill for Philly contributed to the Victory, killing off 5 Dallas Power-Plays! For Philadelphia, it was their 2nd win in 3 trips to American Airlines Arena this season!
NEW JERSEY- Cory Schneider stops 29 shots(4/4 gr’s) & gets his 5th Shutout of the season, his 2nd at home over the Devils in a 4-0 score! It was Cory’s 14th shutout in his career, since being drafted 5th overall in 2011! Cory took a backseat in the Game’s 3 Star selection(he was 2nd star) as Old-Guy Jerome Iginla was 1st Star with a Goal & 2 Assists! His line with Ryan Kesler(2A) & Mike Hoffman (Goal & 2A)were on the ice for 3 of the Stars Goals!