Today’s trip around the NHL bloposphere and MSM outlets is a happy one following the St. Louis Blues‘ 4-3 win in Dallas over the Stars last night.
“We had three different periods,” Hitchcock said. “First period, we just threw our sticks on the ice. We looked at who was injured [for Dallas] and then thought well, this’ll be an easy night and found out it wasn’t. We dug in big time second period and then we couldn’t extend the lead in the third and they came back. But it was like three different hockey games for us.”
Hitchcock had a feeling the line of Backes, Perron and-T. J. Oshie was ready to bust out.
“I thought Perron was head and shoulders the best player on the ice tonight,” he said. “He was very, very good. His tenacity on the puck, with the puck, for the puck was a major factor.”
“You don’t get points for trying in this league,” Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan said. “We wish we could have got one at the end, we had a great chance, we had an inside post there, but I liked our work ethic.”
Perron added what would eventually wind up being the game winner in an obvious attempt to make us forget about the fact that he’s been a penalty taking machine to start the season.
Giveaways and turnovers were the story early and often as the Stars couldn’t dig the puck out of their own end and as has been the story this year, it eventually led to penalty trouble and the momentum swung St. Louis’ way completely.
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