Well-traveled goalie Dan Ellis has signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract in Dallas, where it’s expected he’ll serve as back-up to starter Kari Lehtonen.
Ellis joins the Stars, the team that drafted him 60th overall in 2000, after going 6-8-2 with a .906 save percentage in Carolina last season.
At 33, Ellis has played games for five NHL teams, with a career save percentage of .908. He also spent time in the AHL last season with the Charlotte Checkers.
“Dan is a proven goaltender in this league and he will be a great complement to Kari Lehtonen,” said Stars general manager Jim Nill in a release. “He’s a true professional that will compete hard each and every day.”
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger