NHL Death Watch: Oh, look, Dallas Stars screwed themselves again

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Log out of Facebook How to remove this experience NHL Death Watch: Oh, look, Dallas Stars screwed themselves again Tweet 24 Getty ImagesSince we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Just a guess, but Dallas Stars fans are probably sick of seeing their team use its own foot for target practice. Like two years ago, when all the Stars needed to do was defeat a Minnesota team with nothing to play for in order to earn a postseason berth. Instead, they gave up two third-period goals, lost in the last game of the regular season and stayed home. Or like last season, when the Stars had a shot at the division title and instead dropped its final five games. This season, the Stars controlled their own destiny and had a 2-1 lead at the San Jose Sharks deep into the third period on Tuesday night. Then a Brad Stuart shot was tipped by Joe Pavelski and went in. Then a brutal turnover on a miscommunication between Alex Goligoski and Ray Whitney resulted in a Logan Couture goal that sent the home fans into hysterics and the visiting team into disarray. The Stars’ tragic number is down to one. Mike Heika attempts to find the silver lining: Officially, the Stars still have a chance at this. They could beat Columbus in regulation Thursday, see some games fall just the right way, and have a chance to beat Detroit in regulation on Saturday with the playoffs on the line. The fates say all of that is possible, but do you reallly want to be sitting on your couch Saturday waiting for another punch, just knowing that it’s coming? source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-death-watch-oh-look-dallas-stars-screwed-151821799–nhl.html

Texas Stars seek to bring back hockey fervor

They will be back home in Cedar Park for games three, four and five if necessary.  Stars head coach Willie Desjardins admitted that his team is in a tough battle with the Admirals. “The first two games were tight, and we thought they would be,” Desjardins said. “Milwaukee has played well down the stretch, they don’t give up a lot and both teams are geared up for the playoffs.” With the series squared at one, the team says it’s excited to be back home for some playoff hockey in Texas. “It’s always good to play at home,” said Cris Nilstorp, the Stars’ expected starting goalie for the remainder of these playoffs. “Our fans are great, and I’m sure they are going to help us tomorrow night.” A few of the Stars’ players were called up to Dallas this year to fill in for injuries or just to get NHL ice time. One of those players was winger Alex Chiasson. He said he enjoyed his time with Dallas, but he’s glad everyone is back together again. “For me, coming back down here is great,” Chiasson said. “It’s the experience I’m looking for. I haven’t played in a real playoff atmosphere for so long. source: http://www.dailytexanonline.com/sports/2013/04/30/texas-stars-seek-to-bring-back-hockey-fervor


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