Hall of Famer Patrick Roy treated the question almost like a shot on net, deflecting it away when hit with whether goaltenders of today are more athletic.
There’s nothing quite like playoff hockey and it’s finally time to break down the field that gets the opportunity to battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup.
NHL scoring champion Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars played most of the season with hip problems and will have offseason surgery.
Patrick Eaves scored two goals and Jordie Benn added his first goal in three months, leading the Stars to a 4-0 victory over the playoff-bound Ducks on Wednesday night.
Jamie Benn scored twice, and the Stars defeated the Sharks by a score of 5-1 on a Monday night, even though both teams were already eliminated from the playoffs.
Jiri Hudler deflected in a second period shot to start Calgary’s three-goal flurry in a span of 6:49 that helped the Flames beat the Stars by a score of 5-3 on Monday night.
The hits are getting harder, the intensity is ramping up and it’s almost time for the best part of the NHL season.
Ales Hemsky scored twice in regulation, Tyler Seguin had the only goal in the shootout, and Dallas beat the Flames by a score of 4-3 for its seventh win in eight games.
The Stars trailed by a goal after two periods. But Jamie Benn, Patrick Eaves and Cody Eakin scored in the third period to lift the Stars over the Sabres by a score of 4-3 on Monday.
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Brett Ritchie and Jamie Benn each scored in the second period, and Kari Lehtonen made 15 of his 31 saves in the third period to lead the Stars to a 2-1 victory over the Penguins.
The NHL general managers wrapped up three days of meetings on Wednesday with talk of making changes to the faceoff.