Dallas 4, Nashville 1
Before I start on the Preds game, I just want to talk a little about the game against the Rangers. I’m still stunned by that game.
I’m still giddy. I misspent a lot of time over the weekend reading Rangers blogs and comment threads and a message board or two. I actually started to kind of feel sorry for them. Rangers fans are NOT happy with their team. Or their coach. Or their manager or their owner.
The Rangers are supposedly interested in picking up Sean Avery off re-entry waivers once he gets through all the steps. Don’t forget, they won blah blah games more when he was in the lineup than when he wasn’t. Nobody has any other stat than that. Doesn’t that tell you something? For one thing, he has no other stats to speak of.
Anyway, I was cracking myself up thinking that the Stars were inspired to pound the Rangers so they’d be even more inclined to get Avery. Maybe pick him up off the first waivers and take his whole contract. The “experts” seem to think the Rangers could use a “spark.”
The Rangers were awful Friday night. They lost interest in the game after that 4th goal where Ribeiro just sidled up to the net and whipped it right in. To be honest, I would have, too.
The arena was wild.
You might have been able to understand if the Stars didn’t do so well against the Preds. It was their third game in four days and there was the possibility of a crash off that high of scoring 10 goals.
But while they might have seemed a little sluggish (I didn’t notice it), they still won.
When Sutherby got the shorthander five minutes in, I knew it was going to be okay. Brian Sutherby is turning out to be a really good pickup. He’s caught up now, it seems, and he’s really chipping in, both with offense and with energy.
The penalty killing is improving and the power play is really doing well lately. They got a shorthander, a power play goal, an even-strength goal, and an empty netter. The only goal missing was a penalty shot.
Okay, who’s next?
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