What Dallas Stars’ fans witnessed at the American Airlines Center Wednesday night was a complete disaster. After going up 3-0 and looking like the losing curse was over, the Stars fumbled the bag and lost to the Blackhawks 4-3. With back-to-back losses to the two worst teams in the NHL, the Stars need to hold a players-only meeting tomorrow to get back on track. The Stars can still win the division, but after tonight, it looks like winning the Western Conference could be out of the question.
Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Recap: 3. Where was the defense?
Where has the Stars’ defense gone? I mean this is not the same defense that shut down a surging Connor McDavid in the fall. Collin Miller was completely lost in space to where I didn’t know he was in the lineup. Ryan Suter will ultimately become one of Jim Nill’s biggest signing failures. they allowed Patrick freaking Kane and Max Domi to walk all over them tonight. I hope both of them find new homes by the trade deadline cause they really raised their trade value against the Stars.
Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Recap: 2. Three goals aren’t enough
Hopefully, the Dallas Stars take away from this game that in today’s NHL, three goals aren’t enough anymore. Every team including some lottery teams can drop three-plus goals a night. The Stars can’t coast to the finish line once they hit the three-goal mark in the game anymore. Patrick Kane and Max Domi were prime examples of that tonight when they took over the game last night. The Atars have got to continue scoring until the final horn in the third period goes off.
Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Recap: 1. The Stars have got to make a trade
I’ve been against making a trade at the deadline since December because of how good the Stars were doing then. Now, the Stars need to make one, especially for a defensive player to bolster our defense and blue line.
The Stars need to contact the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman Jakob Chychrun. I don’t care if we have to give up Harley for him but Chychrun can help defensively and help the Stars’ offense play all the way through the third period. It might be the only thing that could save the Stars from losing the Central Division.