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SportsDay Apr 17, 2019
Redemption story: Stars smash Predators in Game 4 as series heads back to Nashville

Redemption story: Stars smash Predators in Game 4 as series heads back to Nashville

In the delirium of the green-tinted, laser-spewing, euphoria-inducing American Airlines Center on Wednesday night, the Stars authored a story of redemption.In their most important game of the season, a 5-1 win in Game 4 over Nashville that evened the first-round series at two games apiece, the Stars removed the doubt that followed them after Monday night's loss to the Predators.Redemption called Ben Bishop's name. Bishop is the Stars No. 1 goaltender, and potentially the best one in the league, maligned by an uncharacteristically leaky performance Monday night when he surrendered two soft...
Defending Big D Apr 17, 2019
Stars Look To Make It A 2-2 Tie Series Tonight In Dallas

Stars Look To Make It A 2-2 Tie Series Tonight In Dallas

The Stars won all of the battles that didn’t count in the last game. The rules of chaos want this one to go seven, don’t they? In the aftermath of the Dallas Stars 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday night, there was a lot of talk about blame. Whether it was Ben Bishop channeling his inner Kari Lehtonen or a stagnant power play, something caused the Stars to lose. Since you can’t change the past, we move forward. Head coach Jim Montgomery still likes a lot of what he is seeing. His message to the team: “You never get too high and never get too low. It’s 2-1 and I think...
SportsDay Apr 16, 2019
After shaky Game 3, Jim Montgomery explains why Stars are sticking with Ben Bishop in net over Anton Khudobin

After shaky Game 3, Jim Montgomery explains why Stars are sticking with Ben Bishop in net over Anton Khudobin

The Stars will ride the horse that got them here: Ben Bishop will start Game 4 for Dallas on Wednesday night in a pivotal game against Nashville.Stars coach Jim Montgomery confirmed the decision Tuesday afternoon, one day after Bishop allowed three goals on 28 shots in a 3-2 loss in Game 3 to the Predators. It was an uncharacteristically off night for Bishop, who was one of the league's best goaltenders during the season.The Stars trail the Predators 2-1 in the best-of-seven, first-round playoff series.Bishop allowed two goals that he typically wouldn't surrender on Monday night. The first...
SportsDay Apr 16, 2019
Ben Bishop struggled in game three, but the Stars can't expect him to be perfect

Ben Bishop struggled in game three, but the Stars can't expect him to be perfect

Ben Bishop did not have a good night by his standards in the Dallas Stars 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators in game three of their opening round series. Pekka Rinne outplayed Bishop. Both of these statements are true. The two ugly goals Bishop allowed have opened the flood gates for hyperbolic criticism directed towards the Stars netminder, the same netminder who deserves a lion's share of the credit for the game even showing up on the schedule.Criticizing goaltenders is fine. Recognizing that Bishop didn't play one of his better games last night is also fine. Putting the game in context ...
Defending Big D Apr 16, 2019
Why You Shouldn’t Blame Game 3’s Loss on Ben Bishop

Why You Shouldn’t Blame Game 3’s Loss on Ben Bishop

The Stars’ netminder had a rough game, but don’t blame him for the team’s loss in Game 3. Ben Bishop did not have a good time in net last night during Game 3 in Dallas. The Dallas Stars goaltender allowed two very questionable goals in the 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators. The second of the goals allowed was especially deflating, as it came only a few minutes after Tyler Seguin had tied the game up in the third period. That goal seemed to suck the life out of the Stars, who are now down 2-1 in the series. Many people are going to blame Bishop for this loss. It’s fair to wonder if...
Defending Big D Apr 16, 2019
Tuesday Links: When The Wrong Goalie Steals The Game

Tuesday Links: When The Wrong Goalie Steals The Game

Pekka Rinne won the battle of the elite netminders in Game 3. Plus, Lord Stanley’s War continues, Vigneault to Philly, and more. Dallas Stars fans provided an electric atmosphere, but in the end, the wrong goalie stole a game. The Nashville Predators took their first Round 1 series lead with a 3-2 win in American Airlines Center last night, and it was largely down to Pekka Rinne winning the goaltending battle. Sean Shapiro of The Athletic DFW examines the game, which ended up as a rare bad night for Ben Bishop: Among the three goals allowed, Bishop should have saved two of them. He...
SportsDay Apr 16, 2019
'You just got to put it behind you': Uncharacteristic night from Ben Bishop dooms Stars in Game 3 loss

'You just got to put it behind you': Uncharacteristic night from Ben Bishop dooms Stars in Game 3 loss

Throughout the season, Stars goaltender Ben Bishop has represented stability for Dallas. He quelled slow starts and fortified strong finishes, kept the Stars afloat as they searched for offense and propelled them when it arrived. He was the team's best player and arguably the best goaltender in the league.During Monday night's 3-2 loss in Game 3 to Nashville, Bishop's performance was uncharacteristically loose and abnormally messy, allowing three goals on 28 shots, including a pair of long-range shots from bad angles.The loss put the Stars in a 2-1 series deficit with Game 4 on Wednesday...
SportsDay Apr 14, 2019
Jeremy Roenick suggests Predators should injure Ben Bishop on 20th anniversary of his own gruesome injury

Jeremy Roenick suggests Predators should injure Ben Bishop on 20th anniversary of his own gruesome injury

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Derian Hatcher shattering Jeremy Roenick's jaw with a massive hit, Roenick had an interesting suggestion for how the Nashville Predators should deal with Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop. Careful, there's some language in there.Bishop has been the MVP of the Stars opening round series thus far. This comes as no surprise. Bishop has had a Vezina Trophy caliber season, and gives the Stars a legitimate hope of playing for a Stanley Cup. According to now NBC analyst Roenick, the best way for Nashville to win this series is to injure him.I did my best to...
Defending Big D Apr 11, 2019
The Kids Are Alright: Heiskanen Dazzles as Dallas Wins 3-2 in Nashville

The Kids Are Alright: Heiskanen Dazzles as Dallas Wins 3-2 in Nashville

Miro “The Hero” Heiskanen and Mats Zuccarello, along with a strong defense, led Dallas to a Game 1 victory over Nashville. After a long 82-game season, the Dallas Stars took on the Nashville Predators for Game One of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. In what has become a new rivalry over the past few seasons, the Stars and the Predators met for their first clash of the playoffs in Nashville tonight. With Ben Bishop in net, Mats Zuccarello healthy, and Tyler Seguin raring to go in his first Game One since his first season in Dallas, the Stars were on a mission to send a...
Defending Big D Apr 10, 2019
Jason Spezza Scratched, Ben Bishop Starts For Stars In Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Jason Spezza Scratched, Ben Bishop Starts For Stars In Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Playoffs

All things lineup related as we get ready for puck drop tonight at 8:30 PM CDT from Bridgestone Arena. After head coach Jim Montgomery went coy about his starter to kickoff the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for his Dallas Stars, the day has finally arrived and we have an answer. Ben Bishop will be in net tonight when the puck drops at 8:30 PM CDT. For most teams, that wouldn’t even be much of a storyline. Going with the starter is an assumption 98% of teams make as they kickoff the postseason. Dallas, on the other hand, has a little bit of a luxury with both Bishop and Anton...
SportsDay Apr 10, 2019
Stars-Predators expected lineups for Game 1: Ben Bishop begins playoff run for Dallas

Stars-Predators expected lineups for Game 1: Ben Bishop begins playoff run for Dallas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Goaltender Ben Bishop will start for the Stars as they open their playoff run Wednesday night in Nashville.Bishop led the league in save percentage (.934) and goals against average (1.98) among goalies with at least 35 games played.Game 1 starts at 8:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on USA Network nationally and Fox Sports Southwest regionally. Here are the expected lineups.Dallas StarsJason Dickinson - Tyler Seguin - Alexander RadulovJamie Benn - Roope Hintz - Mats ZuccarelloAndrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake ComeauMattias Janmark - Justin Dowling - Tyler PitlickEsa...
SportsDay Apr 10, 2019
Does Ben Bishop give the Stars a legitimate chance of winning the Stanley Cup?

Does Ben Bishop give the Stars a legitimate chance of winning the Stanley Cup?

Every year when the Stanley Cup Playoffs start, we hear about how important goaltending is to a successful playoff run. A hot goalie can take a team a long way, and a good goalie continuing to be himself can make a big difference, too. Ben Bishop is a prime contender for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the top goaltender in the NHL. Among qualified goaltenders, he's led the league with a .934 save percentage. How far do goalies that led the league in save percentage usually go in the playoffs?If we go back a decade, only one of the goalies to lead the league in save percentage missed the...
Defending Big D Apr 10, 2019
Wednesday Links: NHL Playoffs Begin Tonight

Wednesday Links: NHL Playoffs Begin Tonight

It’ll be nice to see the Stars playing playoff hockey again. Plus, previewing the Stars-Predators series, Taylor Hall wins the NHL Draft Lottery, and more. Tonight marks the beginning of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, including the first game between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars. The Predators are considered by many to be a top Cup contender, but Dallas has a good chance at making an upset, in large part due to their stellar goaltending: Stars goaltender Ben Bishop is coming off a career year, posting a 27-15-2 record, 1.98 goals-against average, .934 save percentage, which...
SportsDay Apr 8, 2019
Stars coach Jim Montgomery mum on goaltending decision ahead of Game 1 in Nashville

Stars coach Jim Montgomery mum on goaltending decision ahead of Game 1 in Nashville

FRISCO -- The Stars have a decision to make, and coach Jim Montgomery is holding his cards close to his chest.After practice on Monday afternoon, Montgomery did not name a starting goaltender for Game 1 in Nashville on Wednesday, choosing between Ben Bishop and Anton Khudobin."We have a luxury, right?" Montgomery said. "We have two great goalies, two No. 1s. Over the course of the playoffs, we expect to use both at different times. So we'll make that decision Wednesday morning."It's a great situation for the Stars to be in entering their first playoff series in three years.Bishop has been...
SportsDay Apr 7, 2019
Goalie Ben Bishop sets new Stars record after shutout in regular-season finale against Minnesota

Goalie Ben Bishop sets new Stars record after shutout in regular-season finale against Minnesota

Stars goaltender Ben Bishop returned to the Dallas lineup during Saturday's regular-season finale, making 24 saves in a 3-0 win over the Wild, his seventh shutout of the season.Bishop will finish the regular season with a .934 save percentage, 1.98 goals against average and a 27-15-2 record. He set a new franchise record for highest save percentage and tied for fourth in Stars history in GAA and shutouts."It was a good year as far as that's concerned," Bishop said. "I felt good all season. Obviously, would have liked to have played a couple more games, but at the same time, you can't really...

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