TORONTO- The Stars, who lost 3-2 in Overtime on a Francois Beauchemin Goal in their Home Opener, were looking for a more favorable result in their 2nd of 4 meetings at home with the Leafs ! Jake Allen says “Keep Looking” , as the Leafs Goalie stops 33 shots(6/6 gr’s)in shutting out the Stars for the 1st time on Home Ice by a score of 3-0! Stars Power-Play went 0/5 & Plus-Minus League Leader Erik Karlsson was a minus 2 in today’s contest!
LOS ANGELES- It’s the same OLD Song & Story at American Airlines Arena “The Kings Win, The Kings Win” ! For like the 9th time in their last 10 meetings in Texas, the Kings beat the Stars! Mike Zibanejad scored twice, as Martin Jones outdueled Cory Schneider in a 2-1 thriller(or snoozer as Coach Dale Hunter put it) Coach Hunter ” We did a great job on Ovie & Kane, but we need to turn on the Red Light once in awhile”!
PHILADELPHIA- Dallas outshot the Flyers by 30, that’s Thirty, 46-16, thanks in part to David Backes, who speared Ryan Kesler & recieved a 5-min Major & a Game Misconduct late in period two! Pavel Datsyuk scored on that 5-minute PP in the 3rd period to just tie the game at two apiece! But at 7:50 of the 3rd, the Flyers Jeff Skinner went top shelf & that handed Dallas their 3rd straight home loss! Yup, Flyers win 3-2!
ST LOUIS- Cory Schneider makes 51 saves & stops 11 of 12 ratings,then after the game he filed a grievance with the Dallas Stars Hockey Club for lack of support, as the Blues win 1-0 behind veteran Mike Smith! Charlie Coyle scored the lone Goal of the night about halfway thru period three, to hand Dallas it’s 4th Straight Home loss! Coach Hunter was almost at a loss for words saying ” We had two measly scoring chances(2 ratings) on Smith, We made him look like an All-Star”
CHICAGO- After only scoring 3 Goals in their 4 previous home games(all losses), the Dallas crowd finally got to do their chant “Dallas Scores, Dallas Scores” as the Stars score 4 times in a 4-0 Shutout over the 1st place Blackhawks! Petr Mrazek was stellar in the nets, collecting his 2nd Shutout of the season stopping 29 shots(4 ratings) & ending the 4 game skid at home! Mike Hoffman led the offense with a Goal & 2 assists!