Predators-Stars postponed at city request, extreme weather
A lone vehicle drives on Victory Ave. in front of American Airlines Center which was to host the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Dallas. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson requested that the teams not play Monday due to a shortage of electricity in the region. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS – The Dallas Stars postponed their home game Monday night against the Nashville Predators after a request from city officials not to play because of the impact extreme winter weather had on the area. The NHL didn't announce the postponement until just more than a half-hour before the scheduled start of the game. “I don’t know the status of that grid, but frankly, the Stars game is not critical infrastructure,” Hallman told the DMN.
Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup
The triumph of winning the NHL championship in a bubble was certainly no less sweet for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He played 964 regular-season and 137 playoff games to get to this point, losing in the final twice before. Tampa Bay had Point and No. Coach Jon Cooper thought the attitude needed to change from wanting to beat every opponent 9-0 because that’s not realistic in playoff hockey. ... Alexander Volkov made his NHL playoff debut for Tampa Bay, which also saw Patrick Maroon become just the eighth player to win the Cup in back-to-back seasons with different teams (St. Louis).
Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6
The attacking mentality returned, leading to Corey Perry's goal in double overtime, and the Stars get one more shot to prove they belong here. That’s all that really matters.”All that matters to the Lightning is they’re still in control of the series. Only they can win the Cup on Monday night, and they believe playing the same way as Game 5 will be enough to finish this off and celebrate. You just got to go out there and play our best, try to win that particular game and go from there." The Lightning lost their first chance to wrap up the Eastern Conference final, to the New York Islanders in overtime of Game 5.