In extremely sad news, Jussi Jokinen has returned to Finland because of the death of his Father. This is incredibly sad news and our thoughts are with Jussi and his entire family.
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So, we won’t even mention the 4-2 loss against the Lightning Monday. That was, well, it was pathetic. The Stars allowed their first short-handed goal, and despite plenty of power play opportunities weren’t able to get the job done. It was nice to see Halpie, Jussi and Smitty again though.
Wednesday, they took on the Florida Panthers and was a much better outcome winning 4-1. Mike Ribeiro got his first career hat trick!!! SO EXCITING! Good job Lil Ribbons!!!
Sorry to be MIA so much lately, the All-Star events are this weekend. I will make a post tomorrow with some fun about the game, and will be liveblogging the game Sunday.
Time to “finnish” up with the Finns on the team. Yes, Jussi Jokinen might have been traded to the Lightning, but he was with us for a while and I do heart him. A lot.
From his happiness of winning in “the home” to the way he plays to being the shootout king, he was a great guy! He was out for a bit with an injury and that broke my poor little heart. I love Jussi Fruit!. He really is greatly missed, crazy Finn.
Up to date stats on each player for the season. This list includes anyone who has put on a Stars jersey this season, no matter how short their stay was.
13 – Krystopher Barch
14 – Stu Barnes
43 – Philippe Boucher
25 – Chris Conner
44 – B.J. Crombeen
06 – Trevor Daley
21 – Loui Eriksson
92 – Todd Fedoruk
28 – Mark Fistric
02 – Nicklas Grossman
15 – Niklas Hagman
11 – Jeff Halpern
40 – Johan Holmqvist
42 – Dan Jancevski
36 – Jussi Jokinen
26 – Jere Lehtinen
22 – Junior Lessard
39 – Joel Lundqvist
20 – Antti Miettinen
09 – Mike Modano
10 – Brenden Morrow
05 – Matt Niskanen
04 – Mattias Norstrom
29 – Steve Ott
17 – Toby Petersen
63 – Mike Ribeiro
91 – Brad Richards
03 – Stéphane Robidas
41 – Mike Smith
31 – Tobias Stephan
35 – Marty Turco
16 – Brad Winchester
56 – Sergei Zubov
The Dallas Stars have signed Chris Conner (EEEE) and Tobias Stephan to one-year contracts. Oh I am excited. I get to see Conner for another year. Maybe he will actually play with the Stars next season and I can get some wear out of my Conner jersey.
They also signed Sergei Korostin from the Texas Tornado to a 3-year entry level contract.
Also, the Tampa Bay Lightning have posted a video of interviews with Halpie, Smitty and Jussi. It’s mostly Halpie and Smitty, but yayy it made me smile.
Yep, for 3 games for his hit on Leopold Saturday.
Here is the video (it’s not the fight, but they show the actual hit)
Otter is not a dirty player, he just has a dirty mouth. It is really unfortunate that Leopold got hurt. I think one game would’ve been enough for a first-time offender, since it seems he briefly left his feet. I do not, however, believe that Ott intended to injure Leopold, it’s just that Leopold bending over put Ott’s shoulder and arm right by his head. To me (though I could be biased and I’m trying not to be now that I’m over my original anger) it doesn’t look like Otter wasn’t aiming at his head.
Oh, and San Jose is now top of the Division.
The better news is that the Tampa Bay Lightning won tonight against the New York Islanders. Halpie had 3 points (a goal and 2 assists) and Jussi had an assist. Yay boys!!
It is with a sad and heavy heart to report that HullJack have traded Jeff Halpern, Jussi Jokinen and Mike Smith for center Brad Richards and goalie Johan Holmqvist from Tampa Bay.
I will not lie that I am not pleased about this trade, at all. I lost Halpie and Juicy in one felt swoop.
So with this sadness, I think it is now time to say goodbye to 2 of my favorite players, and Smitty.
Brenden Morrow and Mike Ribeiro both had 4 points in the Stars 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators. The Preds were without some key guys, but so were the Stars. Nashville came in knowing they had to play a tight game to try to earn a spot in the playoffs, but it wasn’t enough.
Antti Miettinen opened the scoring 11 minutes into the first period, with a goal from Jussi Jokinen and Trevor Daley. Nashville countered 13 minutes in with a power play goal from Ville Koistinen (assisted by Vernon Fiddler and Radek Bonk.) Nashville had a second chance to score in the 1st, when Stéphane Robidas took a delay of game penalty just 30 seconds after Lundqvist took a hooking call, but Stars managed to show off their penalty killing skills.
The second period scoring was done by all Stars; two of them to be exact. Loui Eriksson got his first of the night 17 minutes in, with assists from Mattias Norstrom and Brenden Morrow. Erikssons goal was bookended by Mike Ribeiro; scoring one goal just under 6 minutes in from Brenden Morrow and Matt Niskanen and a second goal with 4 seconds left in the second.
J.P. Dumont scored for the Preds just under 3 minutes into the third, with assists from former Star (and current Preds captain) Jason Arnott and Jerred Smithson. Stars then scored two more goals; one from Brenden Morrow (assisted by Mike Ribeiro) and Eriksson’s second of the night assisted by Brenden Morrow and Mike Ribeiro. The Nashville Predators ended up getting a goal in right at the buzzer, to make the final 6-3 Stars.
Stars started Mike Smith, and he made some great saves. It’s nice to know we have a back up goalie who can really hold his own.
The three stars of the night were
- Mike Ribeiro
- Brenden Morrow
- Loui Eriksson
Mike Ribeiro also took the number 1 spot on NHL.com for the three stars of Saturday night.
And now some very upsetting news; Sergei Zubov is expected to be out 3-4 more weeks. He had surgery Sunday morning to place a screw into the fractured bone in his foot. Oh goodness. He should be back in time for the playoffs.
“If everything goes as planned, he should be back by the last week of March and then we’ll have that week and a week and half in April,” Stars coach Dave Tippett said of the start of the playoffs April 9. “That’s the plan.”
The Stars beating the Oilers 5-2 and sweeping this season’s series is no fluke, the Stars have had their number most of the decade really.
Loui Eriksson started the scoring, getting a goal from Jussi Jokinen and Trevor Daley over 16 minutes into the first period. The Oilers actually took quite a bit of penalties that first period, including a 10 minute game misconduct for Zack Stortini.
Stars earned 2 more goals in the second period, putting them up 3-0. The Oilers got into even more penalty trouble, Jere Lehtinen scored a power play goal (assisted by Brenden Morrow and Jussi Jokinen) when Mathieu Roy took a penalty for interference. Stars took some penalties too. Antti Miettinen got called for slashing over 16 minutes into the second. Brenden Morrow, however, was able to steal the puck and got a beautiful shorthanded goal.
In the third period, Edmonton found themselves in poor penalty trouble, and Dallas capitalized on it again. Jere Lehtinen got his second power play goal of the night. Just 2 minutes later, Mike Modano took a penalty for holding. Edmonton saw this as their opportunity, and Dustin Penner got one past Turco on the power play, with assists from Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky. Edmonton managed to rally for another goal a little over 8 minutes later from Curtis Glencross, with an assist from Denis Grebeshov. It looked as though they could possibly come back and tie it and force it to overtime. With just over 2 minutes left, they pulled their goalie. Mike Modano stole the puck and took off down the ice to get the puck in the empty net, putting the Stars up 5-2. This game was over.
Steve Ott played really well, he got under the skin of just about every Oilers player on the ice. Turco played a solid game, he made some amazing saves.
The three stars of the night were
- Jere Lehtinen
- Brenden Morrow
- Steve Ott
Stars take on the Nashville Predators tonight.
So with a few days until our next game, and the fact that I’m working on President’s Day and have nothing to do; I decided to attempt to mathematically calculate who the Stars most valuable player is. I decided to go by the points system NHL.com uses when they choose the 3 Stars of the Night. I know that just going by nightly Star picks for games is probably not the most accurate, but I was surprised that the top 10 players were pretty much who I personally thought the top 10 should be. So maybe it’s not as off as one would assume…
So anyway. Here we go, the point system
1st star of the night earns 30 points
2nd star of the night earns 20 points
3rd star of the night earns 10 points
So without further ado, here is the entire list of the most valuable players, as determined by Star choices.