There probably hasn’t been enough made about the Dallas Stars’ unmitigated disaster of a season, going from 109 points and a division title to 73 points in 75 games thus far. Lambert took a hard look at what the Stars could and should do on the ice this offseason, but what about behind the bench? When the local media treat the firing of a head coach as a formality, one trends to treat it as such.
Much like their arch nemesis, the postman, dogs will trudge through all sorts of conditions to complete a task, even if that task is just completing a round of fetch. The golden retriever in this clip was treated to some time on the center ice of Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center on Saturday, before the game between the Capitals and the Coyotes began. When the dog wants to play catch with the puck on the ice at Verizon Center, you play catch with the dog on the ice at Verizon Center.
It was a special night as 24-year-old Jordan Weal hoisted his team upon his young shoulders, saving the Flyers in regulation and then winning for them in the shootout. Boston's 4-1 win over Nashville kept the Flyers six points behind in the wild card, but more significantly, reduced the Flyers' tragic number to six. Six Bruins points or six points lost by the Flyers moving forward will eliminate Dave Hakstol's club from the playoffs.