The Dallas Stars -- and the Refs -- May Have Saved Their Season Last Night

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Nauseated by the Mavs last night, I turned on the Dallas Stars. And what did I see?

A team maybe saving its season.

The Stars have had their share of bad-luck bounces lately. But last night in Anaheim they saved a gasp of their season with two controversial calls that disallowed goals by the Ducks in a crucial 4-3 win.

The Stars, who had dropped eight of nine to tumble out of the top eight in the Western Conference, got two goals from Mike Ribeiro to take a seemingly comfy 4-2 lead.

The Ducks got within one and then -- twice in the final two minutes -- appeared to have scored to tie it.

Notsamuch.

The Ducks thought they scored on Teemu Selanne's goal, but Duck Saku Koivu clearly interfered with goalie Kari Lehtonen as a shot was being taken. Frustrating for Anaheim, but the bump of Lehtonen in the crease clearly shoved him off balance and helped to allow the goal.

Good call. No doubt.

The second Dallas break? Hmm.

With Anaheim pulling its goalie, on a penalty and enjoying a two-man advantage, the Ducks applied massive pressure in Dallas' zone. The Ducks' Corey Perry found the puck in his hand -- literally -- outside the crease. Amidst serious traffic, he attempted to drop the puck and take a shot. To me, the puck was jostled via stick and skate before accidentally winding up on the tape of Bobby Ryan, who chipped a shot over Lehtonen for 4-4 with 1:47 remaining.

The officials, however, ruled Perry's assist was intentional hand pass. Whew.

In a related story: Call it even?

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Mishon
Mishon

why are there ads to buy denver nugget playoff tickets on this page?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

bc more than likely you either searched for nuggets (another term for poop) on a porn site or searched for something to do with the word Denver and now the ads are tailored for you

storm_71
storm_71

I got nothing but ad's for pineal enhancements and vasline on my page. Weird huh?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Because they have a greater chance of advancing than any local teams approaching the playoffs.

kergo
kergo

agreed. Anyone looking for recipes?

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

too late to save this abortion of a season

THIS TEAM'S DONE

there will be no playoffs...

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

It cant be done yet, BADD radio didnt open with johnny cash, therefore I must assume they can still make it

Rooster
Rooster

They're not mathmatically eliminated yet, but realistically speaking they're done.

And yes, it pains me greatly to say that.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I watched all the replays and Perry's stick and nary a Star touched it, which made it a hand pass. I personally felt they nailed them both. Glad to see they get to play at least 1 more home game this year that has meaning. Go Stars

kergo
kergo

Go Big Bad First Place Boston Bruins-real hockey!

kergo
kergo

first, you freakin' hillbillies!

kergo
kergo

The 99 team was good, the 00 team was good......the rest of this drivel is MEH. Too many times I've watch this team get pushed around.

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