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Stars 'lacked sharpness' in 6-3 loss to Ducks

Stars 'lacked sharpness' in 6-3 loss to Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- During the first period of the Stars’ 6-3 loss to the Ducks on Wednesday night, Ben Bishop was faced with a choice. The puck slid towards him through the left circle, and Stars defenseman Joel Hanley tried to hold off a driving Kiefer Sherwood. Bishop left his crease to play the puck. He could slap it off the boards. He could poke it out of the zone. He could smother it and stop play. He eschewed those options, instead choosing to flip the puck between his legs towards the open net, where Hanley helped save a goal.The unorthodox and questionable play was ultimately...
SportsDay Dec 10, 2018
Late too many men on the ice penalty sinks Stars comeback attempt: 'It's one of those things that shouldn't happen'

Late too many men on the ice penalty sinks Stars comeback attempt: 'It's one of those things that shouldn't happen'

LAS VEGAS -- The Stars still had a chance late in an eventual 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights, trailing by one goal and the opportunity to pull goaltender Ben Bishop for an extra attacker. But then it got squashed.The Stars made a sloppy change in which Martin Hanzal jumped on the ice while Bishop was still in his net, resulting in a too many men on the ice penalty and eliminating any chance of a Dallas comeback. Vegas forward Reilly Smith scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory.The Stars chipped the puck deep into the Golden Knights zone when Hanzal came on the ice, zooming into the...
Sportsnet.ca Dec 8, 2018
Joe Pavelski beats Ben Bishop with a stellar top corner-tip

Joe Pavelski beats Ben Bishop with a stellar top corner-tip

Joe Pavelski nets his 19th goal of the year off a nice tip that beats Ben Bishop top-corner. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
SportsDay Dec 8, 2018
How goalie Ben Bishop has been a key part of the Stars' success thus far through the season

How goalie Ben Bishop has been a key part of the Stars' success thus far through the season

FRISCO -- Most nights, you may not notice Stars goaltender Ben Bishop. Sure, his 6-foot-7 frame will draw eyes, and he’s the one that leads the Stars on the ice. But during the game, Bishop’s game isn’t flashy, it isn’t haphazard and it isn’t filled with highlight-reel saves.Instead, Bishop relies on a keen hockey sense to read plays correctly and his large frame to erase what pockets of space exist for opposing shooters. Unlike teammate Anton Khudobin, Bishop’s style is grounded in poise and calmness, coupled with a vocal voice and active puck-handling.This year for the Stars,...
Defending Big D Dec 8, 2018
Afterwords: Stars Continue Looking Like the Most Ordinary of Heroes

Afterwords: Stars Continue Looking Like the Most Ordinary of Heroes

It takes all sorts to put a streak together The more ordinary the Stars have looked in terms of process, the more heroic their results have been. This is a weird season. *** How maddening would this game be if you were a Sharks fan? Timo Meier hit the bottom of the crossbar early, missing a goal by the slimmest of margins. Ben Bishop saved another high-grade shot off a cross-ice pass early on. Then San Jose hit another post later in the game. Then there was the whole No Goal call because the puck was whistled dead while it was sitting on the line, despite never being really covered by...
SFGate Dec 8, 2018

Sharks stymied by Stars goalie in loss

The Sharks had plenty of shots Friday night. What they lacked was an answer for Stars goalie Ben Bishop. Though San Jose outshot host Dallas, it was the Stars who skated away with a 3-2 victory as Bishop made a season-high 41 saves. “Ben Bishop’s the reason why we won that game,” Dallas coach Jim Montgomery said. “We were bad in the first, and thank God, Ben Bishop wasn’t.” The game was tied at 1 before Miro Heiskanen scored from the top of the right faceoff circle 4:38 into the third. Brett Ritchie got his second of the season at 6:26, making it 3-1 Dallas. Evander Kane and...
SportsDay Dec 8, 2018
Stars overcome another slow start to find their pulse in a win over San Jose

Stars overcome another slow start to find their pulse in a win over San Jose

During the first period of their 3-2 win over San Jose on Friday night, the Stars were, well, missing.Dallas notched only five shots on goal and nine shot attempts during the opening 20 minutes in which they relied on goaltender Ben Bishop to make 12 saves. The Stars power play also did not get a shot on goal during their first-period opportunity.The Stars rebounded in the final two periods, putting 25 shots on net and erasing a one-goal deficit to earn their fourth straight victory, a season-high."We found a pulse," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "We were bad in the first. Thank God Ben...
Defending Big D Dec 7, 2018
Miro Heiskanen’s Third Period Tally Leads Stars Rally Past Sharks

Miro Heiskanen’s Third Period Tally Leads Stars Rally Past Sharks

Hello, four game win streak. At the end of the season, they don’t ask how, they ask how many. Two points for a win are two points in the standings. You don’t get extra points for style in the NHL. It’s a good thing that’s the case, too, because the Dallas Stars definitely didn’t earn any in their 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks. Dallas had what some players in the post-game interviews called their worst first period played maybe all season. Head coach Jim Montgomery attributed the win solely to the outstanding play of Ben Bishop, who, unlike the rest of his team, was on point...
SportsDay Dec 3, 2018
Stars notebook: working Bishop back in; Nichushkin returns to lineup after sitting as healthy scratch

Stars notebook: working Bishop back in; Nichushkin returns to lineup after sitting as healthy scratch

Khudobin again: Backup goaltender Anton Khudobin started for Dallas, despite Ben Bishop's strong return Saturday in Vancouver from a lower-body injury.Montgomery said the team was still being cautious with Bishop, who missed five games with the injury, and didn't want to push him with a backup playing as well as Khudobin."We're not going to take any chances right now," Montgomery said before the game. "Bish is our No. 1. He played great in Vancouver, but with the travel and coming back again, right now we don't want to take any chances."Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots against the Canucks and...
SportsDay Dec 3, 2018
Stars easing Ben Bishop back into starting role by starting Anton Khudobin against Oilers

Stars easing Ben Bishop back into starting role by starting Anton Khudobin against Oilers

Stars backup goaltender Anton Khudobin will start for Dallas on Monday night against Edmonton, despite Ben Bishop's strong return Saturday in Vancouver from a lower-body injury.Stars coach Jim Montgomery said the team was still being cautious with Bishop, who missed five games with the injury, and didn't want to push him with a backup playing as well as Khudobin."We're not going to take any chances right now," Montgomery said. "Bish is our No. 1. He played great in Vancouver, but with the travel and coming back again, right now we don't want to take any chances."Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots...
SportsDay Nov 30, 2018
Stars goalie Ben Bishop set for return Saturday against Vancouver

Stars goalie Ben Bishop set for return Saturday against Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Stars injury list will get a little lighter on Saturday afternoon.Goaltender Ben Bishop will make his return to the lineup Saturday against the Canucks, ending an 11-day absence because of a lower-body muscle strain suffered last week in New York. The Stars activated Bishop from injured reserve on Friday, one day after they sent Landon Bow back to AHL affiliate Texas."It means we got two really good goalies and obviously our starter and the guy that got us off to a really good start this year," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said.Bishop has been good for the...
Defending Big D Nov 30, 2018
Friday Links: Missing John Klingberg

Friday Links: Missing John Klingberg

The Stars’ franchise D is the key to the power play, writes Sean Shapiro. Plus, Ben Bishop is ready, Patrik Laine hits 100, and more. Dallas Stars fans knew it would be a long, difficult four weeks without John Klingberg in the lineup. But even the professionals may have underestimated how important he is to the team, writes Sean Shapiro. The Ghost of Gothenburg has driven the power play like no other, Shapiro writes, and confirms it with HockeyViz work from Micah Blake McCurdy: For all the talent on the Stars’ power play, Klingberg was the true quarterback who made everything work from...
Defending Big D Nov 29, 2018
Stars Take One Tiny Step Towards Health As Ben Bishop Returns

Stars Take One Tiny Step Towards Health As Ben Bishop Returns

Getting healthy one body at a time here in Dallas. It’s no secret the Dallas Stars have been dealing with their fair share of injuries this season. Luckily for the team, the injury to starting goaltender ended up being a short-term issue rather than the plethora of long-term kinds the team has taken to the depth chart. Ben Bishop is expected to be ready for the team’s next game (Saturday versus the Vancouver Canucks). The team announced that they had sent down Landon Bow, who had been filling in as the backup to Anton Khudobin since Bishop went down in the contest with the New York...
Defending Big D Nov 29, 2018
Afterwords: This Time, Benn Finds Seguin

Afterwords: This Time, Benn Finds Seguin

Three of four points is a nice back-to-back when half your defense and Ben Bishop are on the shelf. (Also know as “The Ballad of Big Save Dave”) *** Writing about hockey means capturing the highs and lows while trying not to get too high or low at the same time. But after a sickening loss to Colorado, a heartbreaking loss to the old head coach in Edmonton, and a one-two punch to lose a third-period lead in Calgary, it was hard not to feel the bile inching its way upwards. This team has been beating the odds for a while now just to stay in the hunt, and a couple of recent collapses...
SportsDay Nov 26, 2018
Stars Notebook: Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal back at practice this week

Stars Notebook: Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal back at practice this week

DENVER -- Stars coach Jim Montgomery said injured goaltender Ben Bishop (lower-body injury) could return as early as Saturday in Vancouver, but it would depend on how Bishop feels and how the Stars goalies are performing.Bishop joined the team in Denver and was on the ice prior to the team's full practice. Bishop will be on the ice every day this week, including Thursday when the rest of the Stars will probably not practice, Montgomery said.Bishop suffered a muscle strain during the Stars' loss to the Rangers last week in New York and was slated to miss about a week.Anton Khudobin has started...

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