COLORADO- Coach Dale Hunter was in a good mood having just returned from the World Juniors & Coaching Canada to the Gold Medal! However, back on his real job, Hunter was livid with the officiating in a game vs the Avs! Colton Parayko had tied the game at two apiece midway thru the 3rd & Dallas was looking for a Power-Play, Hunter figured the odds were that his team would get a chance seeing as the Avs had 5 chances already to the Stars zero! Hunter was wrong, the Avalanche got 4 more chances & scored on two of them for a 4-2 Win in Texas! Hunter screaming after the game ” Chris Lee & Dan O’Halloran are the worst refs in the League, they put us Short-Handed 9 times in this game! We never got a Power-Play, the fans pay good money to watch a hockey game & those clowns stole the show! Nine times-unbelievable!
TORONTO- Jordan Stall, who only had one Goal so far this season, exploded for the “Hat Trick” playing on the Top Line with Meier & Atkinson! Stars took a 3-1 lead into the 3rd & both teams scored 3 Goals in a Wild finish! Referee’s Ian Walsh & Wes McCauley, who were at their hotel last night when they heard about the Avs game & the Coach(Hunter)going off, were tight-lipped about the situation as they played “Homer” refs tonight, giving the Stars 4 chances & the Leafs none!
LOS ANGELES- Veteran defenseman & MSU Alum Duncan Keith has a 3 Assist night as the Kings topple the Stars 5-3! The Saad,Toews,Kane Line was a +3 as they humiliated the Marchand,Backstrom,Atkinson trio tonight! In losing for the 2nd time in their last 3 Home games & getting outshot 45-33, Coach Hunter wasnt happy with their face-offs! We got beat way too many times, I just might have to take (Ryan)Kesler off long-term IR & put him back in the Line-up!
SAN JOSE- After the Stars poor effort two days ago vs the Kings, they bounced back by routing Connor Hellebuyck for 4 Goals in the 1st period & sending him to an early siesta! Brayden Point, who had the “Hat Trick” when San Jose made their first visit(Game 6)of the season, scored “Hat Trick” #2 as his line Marchand & Wilson scored 4 times in a 6-3 Win! Coach Hunter on Tom Wilson who had 3 Assists in game ” Tommy did a good job on Landeskog even though Gabe did score once!
BOSTON- Cam Atkinson scores twice & adds an assist as the Stars drop the B’s 5-1! Familiar to the New England visitors, Goaltender Jaroslav Halak was sensational in this contest, stopping 43 shots(7/8 gr’s) & taking a lap as 1st Star tonight! Nick Backstrom, who took Brayden Point’s spot on the #1 PP unit, scored a PPG to make score 3-1 in the 2nd period! Point had the day off for maintenence.