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Yes, Stars head coach Jim Montgomery did just compare Mats Zuccarello to Magic Johnson. Here's why… Stars head coach Jim Montgomery stopped by the Hardline on Sportsradio 96.7 FM/1310 The Ticket before Game 5 to talk all things Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:. As a head coach, how difficult is it to keep your players grinding with a large lead like the Stars had in Game 4?
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami: Sharks postpone elimination, defeat Knights 5-2; Leafs-Bruins turning into traditional old-school batt Photo credit: @SanJoseSharks. On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami:. #1 Joe, coming out of a 5-0 shutout in Game 4, did you have any inkling that the San Jose Sharks would wake up battle back and get a three-goal win over the mighty Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 the way they did on Thursday night?
Stars forward Mattias Janmark returns to practice, could play in Game 5 Stars forward Mattias Janmark returned to practice on Friday morning for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury during the second period of Game 2 last week.
Dallas Stars: Power Play Success Could Help Define Series vs. Predators The Dallas Stars blasted the Nashville Predators in Game 4 on Wednesday night in Dallas. A large part of that had to do with their surging power play.
NHL Rumors: Red Wings, Lightning and UFAs Increasing Their Stock Steve Yzerman to be named the Detroit Red Wings GM. Tampa Bay Lightning will need to make some changes. Matt Duchene is one pending free agent who has increase his stock this playoffs.
Jim Montgomery thinks there's another level to Mats Zuccarello, but where could the Stars forward actually improve? Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights:. Monty said there's room for Zuccarello to get to another level. what areas could he get better in?
Dallas Mavericks rumor roundup: Kemba Walker likely leaving Hornets Walker is an All-Star guard that would help the Mavs form a big-three that could push past the playoffs and into title contention. He is underrated despite his accolades too. The newest development comes in another piece by Rick Bonnell.
Mats Zuccarello Is Exceeding Expectations Despite missing several weeks due to injury, the Stars’ deadline acquisition has been nothing short of fantastic.
Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Shutting Down Nashville's Top Line The Predators could use some offense, but it’s not going to come easily. Plus, P.K. Subban won’t face suspension for his hit on Jamie Benn, NHL playoff updates, and more.
Marty Turco on how Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen reminds him of his former teammate Sergei Zubov Former Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco recently joined JaM Session on ESPN Dallas 103.3 to talk all things Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are some highlights:. On what he sees from Miro Heiskanen that makes him so special… Turco: "Monday I sat on the glass and watched, and really got to see him all game - just his poise is so underrated.
Why all the pressure in Game 5 should fall on the Predators, and not the Dallas Stars Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights:. Which side do you think feels more pressure heading into Game 5? DeFranks: Nashville, definitely.
Stars' shutdown line quieting Predators' top offensive threats: 'It's not easy keeping those three off the scoresheet every night' The grunt work falls down the Stars lineup. The task of slowing an opposing top line, stacked with their best players and greatest goal-scorers, isn't supposed to be a fun job. But for Radek Faksa and Blake Comeau, the first four games of the Stars' first-round series against Nashville have been rewarding.
Dallas Stars Handling Pressure, Building Confidence Against Predators And yet, there was still more in store. Mats Zuccarello scored another power play goal with 6:15 to go in the period and made it 4-0 Dallas. A 3/4 mark on the power play and four goals in the first period is enough to make either team in this series grin.
Stars hoping more rest leads to return for injured forward Mattias Janmark Stars forward Mattias Janmark remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury suffered in Game 2, coach Jim Montgomery said Thursday morning. Janmark missed his second straight game Wednesday night, when the Stars beat the Predators 5-1 to even the first-round series at two games apiece.
Dallas Stars: Have They Found Their Missing Piece in Mats Zuccarello? Enter Mats Zuccarello via trade. On February 23 of this year, it was announced that the Stars had acquired Mats Zuccarello via trade. In the grand scheme of things, what the Stars had given up for Zuccarello could be worth the price of admission. The Stars gave up two draft picks - a conditional second-round pick in 2019.
The Stars have arrived, and their battle with Nashville feels like one that heavily favors Dallas now It feels like an uneven fight now, one that heavily favors the Stars in this new 2-out-of-3 with Nashville although we know that's not necessarily the way things go in the Stanley Cup playoffs. When Dallas tied the series Wednesday night before a sellout crowd that got all the roars out of its system early.
Should P.K. Subban have been suspended for his Game 4 hit on Jamie Benn? Repeat offenders tend to get giant suspensions for plays like this, but you can't technically be a repeat offender if you're never considered an offender in the first place. The NHL galaxy brain is real. These are the kind of plays that need to be out of the game.
Afterwords: Lavish Gifts from a Stingy Team And even the one instance where Comeau had an issue was, in turn, a great example of Klingberg's defensive capabilities, as he slid over to the ice to defuse a chance given up by Comeau, who had fallen down in the neutral zone by a loose puck.
Stars Even Series With 5-1 Win Over Predators At The AAC The Stars also got a power boost to go with Bishop's 34 saves, scoring three power-play goals in the first period on the way to a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night during Game Four of the Western Conference First Round of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Dallas Stars Daily Links: Roope Hintz Is In The NHL To Stay Last night’s First Star proved he belongs with the big club, writes Mike Heika. Plus, Mats Zuccarello goes to 11, the Steelheads win in overtime, and more.
Stars Even Series With Predators - Rinne Pulled After 4 Goals on 8 Shots DALLAS - Roope Hintz and Alexander Radulov scored power-play goals on Dallas' first two shots, and the Stars chased Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne with an early four-goal onslaught, beating the Predators 5-1 Wednesday night and evening the best-of-seven series at two games each.
Dallas Stars' power play makes them dangerous vs. Nashville Predators The Stars scored three power-play goals in the first period to take the Predators out of the game early and now Dallas has all the momentum going into.
Scary thought for Nashville? Stars coach Jim Montgomery thinks there's 'another level' to Mats Zuccarello's game Stars forward Mats Zuccarello has three goals in four playoff games. And coach Jim Montgomery believes there's more on the way. "I think there's another level in him," Montgomery said.
Dallas Stars Trounce Predators In Game 4, Even Up Playoff Series Game 4 was a big one for the Dallas Stars, and they followed through. They blasted the Predators and evened up the series before heading back to Nashville.
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