Sorry for the late start tonight. I’m busy getting stuff ready for the weekend, but Sarah should be here to update during the 2nd intermission.
Stars look really good tonight. Some of this comes from the Hawks looking really bad tonight.
Goals scored by Hagman, Modano, Hagman, Eriksson, and Daley. 3 assists so far for Richards. That boy can pass…
I love how Hagman points at whoever passed him the puck when he scores. I love how Mike Modano can still skate through entire teams and come out with the puck. I love how I almost went into shock when Daley scored. Brenden’s had a lot of good chances tonight. Hopefully he can add another goal tonight.
They just showed Brenden leveling Seabrook in the game earlier in the year 🙂
5-1 with 6 minutes to go in the 2nd
Okay, it’s still 5-1 at the end of the 2nd, and I must say, the guys look pretty wonderful tonight, mostly because the Hawks are letting them. Don’t get me wrong, I do think Richards’ assists were nice, but I’m still grumpy about the trade, so deal with it. I’m certianly no better after reading the story from the DMN about Marty and Smitty. I know some people think it’s ridiculous to be so attached to people you’ve never met and probably will never get to know, but I feel that hockey brings so much fun to my life and is a big part of my life, and whenever something big like this trade happens, it’s like something big happens in my life. I like to see hockey from more than just the on-ice aspects; I like knowing what’s going on in the players’ lives, hear about what they’re up to and the like. (I suppose I’m an emotional person most of the time anyway, so it’s not too suprising.) I don’t know, I guess it is just my nature to get quite attached to things I love and dig my proverbial claws in.
Anyway, back to the game…
Marty looks fairly solid tonight, that goal against was really odd; I’m still not sure what happened. I have NO idea whatsoever why they haven’t resigned Hagman…does anyone else have any insight on this? He’s been a great asset for us this year and I’d really hate to see him go since he’s been so great this year (and he’s one of our Finns). Daley scored and I was pretty shocked to see that! He actually did something semi-useful! Oh, wait, I forgot that he was a bit more useful than Norstrom, but whatever.
On to the 3rd!
Sarah (DANG IT! The blog ate almost all of what I wrote about the 3rd….and I’m not rewriting it, so sorry…)
Hagman has his first hat trick!! Congrats to the Happy Finn! Richards also gets assist #4. Hopefully this means he’ll be getting away from that -25.
Daley took a puck to the face and it looked pretty nasty as he threw his stick and rolled around a couple times. He came back shortly after.. I guess it was another Steve Heintz moment, “Stitch me up boys, we’re on the power play!” although we weren’t on the power play.
Brenden is fighting now with someone who leveled Ribeiro… His jersey is too messed up to read his name. Just don’t hit Brenden’s face! Pretty good win for Brenden I think. that man is just so strong on his skates.
Dallas has a 5 on 3. Robi has hit the post, but not much else. I like Richards on the power play. It seems like they move the puck a lot more with him there. Part of this is also due.. LEHTINEN SCORES ON A GORGEOUS PASS FROM RICHARDS. 5 assists for Richards!
He’s being overshadowed by Richards’ 5 assists and Hagman’s hat trick, but Modano has played really well tonight. He has a lot of energy, and looks great out there. It’s good that our skaters are scoring so much because Marty looks pretty bad out there tonight.
Stars win 7-4. Brad Richards ties the assist record with 5. I guess that’s a good way to join the team.
1. Brad Richards
2. Niklas Hagman
3. Mike Modano
Okay, so Richards’ play was great tonight, but I’m still going to be grumpy about it for a while. Remember, though, one game a career does not make. Come talk to me if he gets us a Cup. Then I’ll be okay about it.
Good win tonight, thank goodness we scored that much; Marty looked like crap for parts of it, though he did play fairly well through most of the game.
Anyway, have a great night everyone!