The Royal Half Gameday: Dallas Stars
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OILERS + FLAMES vs THE KINGS POINTS UPDATE:
LooKING Back:In a 3-2 shootout win over the Colorado Avalanche, LA Kings rookie goaltender, Martin Jones, cemented his place in NHL history.
And as per usual... no one on the internet was doubtful about Jones' achievement.
LA goalie Martin Jones makes history by tying Bob Froese with 8 straight wins to start a career. LA beats Colorado in the shootout— Andi Petrillo (@andipHNIC) December 21, 2013
The guy whose record Martin Jones tied last night for 8 straight wins to start a career (Bob Froese) played about 4 full NHL seasons #kings— Michael Clifford (@SlimCliffy) December 22, 2013
Martin Jones "wins" his 8th straight game and ties Bob Froese's record*** ***Jones benefits from shootout that Froese didn't have— skatewithbob (@skatewithbob) December 22, 2013
Kings rookie Martin Jones' streak is special indeed, but he won 2 by SO. Bob Froese played in an era without tiebreakers.— Bob Mackin (@bobmackin) December 22, 2013
When you think goalie history and records you automatically think Bob Froese and Martin Jones....— Steve Clark (@SteveClarkMedia) December 22, 2013
Bob Froese won his first 8 NHL games in era before OT or shootouts. Martin Jones ties Froese's record, but 2 of Jones's wins via SO.— Bob Waterman (@esbbob) December 22, 2013
Fine... there may be some discussion about the difference in era's that Martin Jones and Bob Froese played in... but at least there is no confusion over Martin Jones chasing the record for most consecutive wins to start a NHL career, right? RIGHT?!?
Bob Froese? Rarified company for Martin Jones who will surely be one of the NHL's all-time greats.— mc79hockey (@mc79hockey) December 22, 2013
@PuckPodcast both --- ray's was DECISIONS...Elias sent out a clarification on Friday.— lisa dillman (@reallisa) December 21, 2013
Jones’ 8-0-0 start ties an NHL record for consecutive winning GAMES to start a career (Bob Froese also started 8-0-0 with PHI in 1982-83)— LAKingsPR (@LAKingsPR) December 22, 2013
The NHL record for consecutive winning DECISIONS to start a career is nine (Ray Emery, who won nine straight with OTT)— LAKingsPR (@LAKingsPR) December 22, 2013
So it seems that Ray Emery actually holds the record for most consecutive winning "decisions" to start a NHL career... whatever the hell THAT means. But the worst part about Ray Emery's "record" is that it includes games he appeared in but didn't earn a decision spread out over 12 games played during the first 3 years of his career. How lame is this "record"?!? When Wayne Gretzky was setting his NHL record 51 game point-scoring streak... if he missed a game due to injury, the NHL would have counted the streak over. Yet Ray Emery starts 12 games over 3 seasons and all of sudden Martin Jones has to work harder to best Emery?
Hey Ray... it's your record, man.
Martin Jones will never start a NHL game again. It's cool.
Well, it looks like there is only one loser in this whole "consecutive decisions to start a NHL career" controversy...
Viktor Fasth started last season 8-0 but he was 45 years old so I guess no one cares.— JP (@kingsown) December 22, 2013
Now that you mention it... no, no one has been talking about Fasth's 8-0 start last season.
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:
A little late to the party but I finally caved!— Martin Jones (@martin_jones31) December 23, 2013
Kings goalie Martin Jones seems to be on Twitter at @martin_jones31. If he blocks you, you finally know what it's like to be an NHL shooter.— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) December 23, 2013
That's right, Sunday afternoon... Martin Jones joined Twitter. And just by posting one Tweet...
...he's already better at Twitter than Jake Muzzin.
But there is one huge hole in Martin Jones' social media game... as of this morning at 9:30am....
Martin Jones is NOT FOLLOWING Ben Scrivens on Twitter.
This is a National Tragedy.
So until Martin Jones decides to follow Ben Scrivens on Twitter... I can't take him seriously as a NHL goaltender.
I don't need to follow Martin Jones on twitter, I'm following him home.— Lauren Belfoy (@Lauren_Belfoy) December 23, 2013
LA TOURISM BOARD:Many people picked the Dallas Stars to be near the bottom of the Western Conference this season. But with the play of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, the Stars find themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference. (Ok, 5 points out of a playoff spot... but come on, it's the Western Conference!) Now for years, the Dallas Stars have been begging to leave the Pacific Division, citing
Stars 7-2-1 against the Pacific this season. Take away that back-to-back in LA and Anaheim and their record is, umm, quite spectacular.— David Wilson (@daveyssuitcase) December 21, 2013
Is there anything more "Dallas Stars" than that?
Instead of complaining for so many years to be moved into a division that embraces the Central Time zone... the Dallas Stars might have made the biggest mistake in their franchise history by not demanding to be moved to the Eastern Conference.
The 2013-14 Eastern Conference, forever.
But even with the Dallas Stars moving Divisions this season... one thing has stayed consistent.
20 yrs ago MN North Stars HAD to move because attendance. 2013 Dallas Stars Ave. 13, 629 1992-93 Mn North Stars Ave. 13,910— Bill Dallman (@BillDallmanFS1) December 18, 2013
Their attendance is still awful.
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