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.
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.
The Capitals walked away with two points after a win in Minnesota, but the game was not without controversy. The Wild tied the game at 4 with 27 seconds remaining in the third period as noted Caps killer Eric Staal netted the game-tying goal. The NHL Situation Room, however, initiated a review for off-side after the goal. It appeared to many as if Minnesota forward Jason Zucker was off-side as Jared Spurgeon entered the zone. You can watch a replay in the video above. Here's a look at the play: This view appears to clearly show that the puck is completely over the blue line, but Zucker is still in the offensive zone. That would make this play off-side. The NHL, however, disagreed. After the review,