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This is a different kind of scoring touch. The Dallas Stars held a one goal lead over the Edmonton Oilers with seconds to go in their Wednesday tilt.  The Oilers were pressing with their young, explosive talent, but Dallas coach Lindy Ruff chose to counter with a young star of his own: Tyler Seguin. Ruff’s decision to play Seguin in a defensive role with seconds remaining on the clock shows that the former Bruin has improved enough as a disciplined defender that his coach has faith in him to do what he can to preserve a one-goal lead. Seguin did more than preserve, though. As Taylor Hall – picked right above Seguin in the 2011 draft — fanned on a pass attempt, Seguin corralled the puck from one knee and hoisted it down the length of the ice. Lucky for him, Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk had gone to the bench in favor of an extra attacker, so Seguin’s lob shot sailed directly into the empty net. Therein lies the problem with Seguin — even when he’s playing defense, he’s looking to score. C

Stars definitely again on board with Movember

On the ice, things couldn't be better for the Dallas Stars. Less than 24 hours removed from an impressive 7-3 win at Calgary, a game where Tyler Seguin had four goals and captain Jamie Benn finished with six points, the Stars get a well-deserved day off on Friday and will next hit the ice on Sunday at Vancouver to finish their only three-game swing through western Canada of the...

Tyler Seguin Nets Four vs. Calgary

((HT: is what happens when you get shunned for Team Canada camp...People go off...In the Calgary-Dallas game last night, Jamie Benn had six points (4 assists) and Tyler Seguin had four goals for the Stars in a 7-3 blowout of the Flames...Here's your highlights of all the carnage...The Stars have won five of six...

Seguin, Benn score big as Stars top Flames 7-3

Tyler Seguin scored four goals and Jamie Benn had a career-high six points to lead the Dallas Stars over the slumping Calgary Flames 7-3 on Thursday night. Benn had a goal and five assists. Stephane Robidas and Ryan Garbutt also scored for the Stars, who have won five of six and reeled off five straight road victories. Alex Goligoski had three assists. Dallas scored four consecutive...

Kari Lehtonen: the Dallas Stars’ hidden gem

Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen certainly entered the NHL the beneficiary of much hype and attention. However, since his early days on a bad Atlanta Thrashers team, the spotlight has greatly diminished. When a goaltender is drafted 2nd overall, or…Read more →The post Kari Lehtonen: the Dallas Stars’ hidden gem appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Lehtonen, Stars blank Oilers

With the Dallas getting outplayed by Edmonton in the first half of the game, Shawn Horcoff credited Kari Lehtonen for giving the Stars a chance to get going. Lehtonen stopped 22 shots for his 23rd career shutout as the Stars beat the struggling Oilers 3-0 on Wednesday night. "He's one of the best in the league and he gives us a chance to win like that every night,"...

Eklund: Daley Attracting Interest: Edmonton, Ottawa, Others

Established NHL defensemen with good mobility come at a premium these days. With the explosion of proven defensemen's salaries,that's especially true for players who are signed for years to come at moderate cap hits. I've been hearing over the last week that that there are "multiple teams who would love to trade" for Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley...

Igor Larionov On The Play Of The Oilers

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Larionov feels wingers, not just Yakupov, but presumably Oiler kids Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle maybe should get more leeway. He certainly believes wingers have to help out, “but they have to score too. You have to have a balance,” he said. “You can’t play 70 per cent defence and 30 per cent offence. There’s 17,000 people...

Linus Omark scores phenomenal game-winning goal in AHL

Edmonton Oilers prospect Linus Omark has been stuck playing in the AHL with the Oklahoma City Barons for most of his career.  Omark is small, skilled forward and the Oilers have plenty of those, so Omark continues to dazzle in the AHL.  The YouTube sensation absolutely shredded San Antonio Rampage forward/Florida Panthers prospect Drew Shore and then buried a gorgeous shot past...

Taylor Hall has empathy for Yakupov

Taylor Hall has been struggling sophomore, so he knows that Nail Yakupov’s troubles aren’t the end of the world. “Everyone goes through phases,” said Hall. “Last year he had a great year. This year he’s struggled a bit but at the same time it’s not like he’s not giving an effort and it’s not like he doesn’t try. It’s what, his 65th game? I was at the end of...

Matt Henderson: Meaningful Games In November

A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS The Oilers are 4-14-2 after 20 games and 29th in the NHL standings. They are 14 points out of a playoff spot. This is not the daily reminder that the Oilers are terrible. This is going to be a matter of fact statement of where the Oilers are and what that ought to mean moving forward. The Edmonton Oilers’ season is lost. They are not making the...

Colin Dambrauskas: Could Tampa Bay Be Interested in Cammalleri? Gameday Stars @ Flames

Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD The Dallas Stars will be stepping into the Dome tonight to take on the Calgary Flames as they looked to extend their road record to a five game streak. The Stars took to the ice last night against the Edmonton Oilers which they walked away with a 3-0 win. Calgary with a day off since playing the Sharks should be a little more energized and...

Sharks-Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers are on the cusp of becoming the first team to be shut out in four straight home games in 86 years. Still, general manager Craig MacTavish claims he's seeing progress. Facing a six-game home losing streak, the punchless Oilers hope to at least score a goal at Rexall Place for the first time this month as they face the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. Western...

Neverending Story

Who cares about draft picks anymore? Honestly. If you are in Edmonton, you have seen enough of highly touted draft picks. You have seen enough “HOPE” (Hall Omark Paajarvi Eberle) and can look back at how that turned out. Omark is having a fantastic season in Oklahoma City, but is still not helping the NHL team while he’s there. Paajarvi is struggling to crack the St. Luis Blues...
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