“I think my work ethic has been there but obviously the production isn’t,” St. Louis said. “I wish I had a few bounces but you have to earn those bounces and that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m going to work my way through this. Once I get going, I will get going.”
The Rangers are 3-2-1 since St. Louis joined the Rangers in the trade that sent former New York captain Ryan Callahan to Tampa Bay. While St. Louis has just two points, New York’s offense in general is hurting with 15 goals in the six games he’s played in.
St. Louis’ 63 points this season still has him in the Top 20 in the NHL in scoring. If/When he does get things going, the Rangers will benefit from it.
If you think the Dallas Stars are struggling because of defense more than anything else, then you’ll make sure to keep the video above “on file.”
There Kari Lehtonen was, helpless on a 2-on-0 rush for the Calgary Flames, which Johnny Gaudreau finished with calm and ease. For some, that goal is the symbol of the Stars’ season.
Either way, it was a painful goal in the Flames’ 2-1 win against the Stars. Calgary won despite Dallas firing 30 shots on goal versus the Flames’ 20.
One team climbing, the other stumbling
With that, the Flames are now on a four-game winning streak. Since falling to 5-10-1 on Nov. 12, the Flames have gone 9-3-1 in their last 13 games, pushing them to 14-13-2 overall. Gaudreau coming back is the icing on the cake after Chad Johnson really took charge of the Flames’ top job.
During a similar span, the Stars can’t seem to get it together. Dallas stood at 6-6-3 after beating the Oilers 3-2 on Nov. 11. They’re now 10-11-6, essentially standing in place as a .500 team.
Dallas can’t seem to get momentum going, a thought that might have left them envious of the team on the other end of the ice on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, it wasn’t just about Jack Eichel vs. Connor McDavid. Instead, it was a clash between a fleet of young scorers who were in their prime, with the Buffalo Sabres coming up on top against the Edmonton Oilers.