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Postby huangjian123 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:58 pm

DALLAS (AP) When Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill started his third coaching search in five years www.officialcapitals.com , he took a look at their talented roster that is still among the youngest in the NHL.Their new coach is certainly accustomed to dealing with youth.Jim Montgomery was introduced Friday by the Stars, becoming the second head coach in three years to go directly from the college ranks to the NHL.”I think the game is changing, and in the end it’s dealing with people,” Nill said. ”It’s dealing with the younger players, and on top of it, winning, and he’s done that.”Montgomery was 125-57-26 the past five seasons at the University of Denver, including a national title in 2016-17. As a player, he was part of a national championship at Maine in 1993.”We loved our life in Denver and I loved my job, and the only way I was going to move from a great position was for an opportunity that was better,” said the 48-year-old Montgomery, who has four young children.Before Denver, he spent three seasons as head coach and general manager for Dubuque of the United States Hockey League. The Fighting Saints were 118-45-21 from 2010-13, when they won two USHL titles.Montgomery is a departure from the first two hires by Nill, grizzled NHL veterans Lindy Ruff and Ken Hitchcock.Hitchcock, who coached the Stars to their only Stanley Cup title in 1999 Washington Capitals T-Shirts Authentic , returned as their coach for only one season before retiring last month and becoming a consultant for the team. The Stars have missed the playoffs eight of the last 10 seasons.Philadelphia has made the playoffs in two of the three seasons since Dave Hakstol was hired by the Flyers from collegiate power North Dakota.”Jimmy’s been successful at every level that he’s been at,” Hakstol said. ”He’s a smart guy that he’s going to take what he does and he’s going to take it to the NHL level.”Montgomery inherits a Dallas squad led by high-scoring forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Benn, a two-time All-Star and team captain who turns 29 this summer, was among those attending Montgomery’s introductory news conference. At 26, Seguin is already a five-time All-Star.The Stars also have one of the league’s top-scoring defensemen in John Klingberg, and goalie Ben Bishop, who is signed for five more seasons.”When I look at this lineup, I really get excited,” Montgomery said. ”It has everything you want. It has star power. … You have depth, you have size, you have skill, you have speed at every position.”The Stars were solidly positioned for the playoffs in March before an eight-game losing streak that started with six losses on the road. Still, Dallas improved significantly in a year, finishing with 92 points under Hitchcock after only 79 in the last of their four seasons with Ruff. The 79 points were the second-fewest in a full season for the team since moving to Dallas in 1993-94.Montgomery played in 122 career NHL games from 1993-2003, his last nine games coming with the Stars. He also played for St. Louis, Montreal Washington Capitals Hoodies Authentic , Philadelphia and San Jose.”I hope my coaching career is going to last longer,” Montgomery joked.Only two head coaches had gone directly from college to the NHL before Hakstol and Montgomery.Ned Harkness was the first, when he went from Cornell to Detroit in 1970 and was 12-22-4 as head coach before becoming the Red Wings GM. Bob Johnson went from Wisconsin to Calgary in 1982 and had a 234-188-58 record in six seasons as an NHL head coach. Johnson team’s made the playoffs in all six of his seasons, five in Calgary and his only season in Pittsburgh for a Stanley Cup title in 1991.Nill said his final list of 10 candidates includes five veteran coaches and five others who could be given an opportunity as an NHL coach.”He’s a guy that’s been on our radar screen,” Nill said of Montgomery. ”He had that passion, that fire. He’s built his resume up the right way. It’s about winning, and he’s found a way to do it, and especially a way to do it in today’s game.”— EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Florida Panthers put together a strong finish Monday night. Vincent Trocheck led the way.Trocheck had three goals in the third period and Evgenii Dadonov scored twice, powering the Panthers to a 7-5 victory over Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.”You don’t see many seven-goal games out of us,” said Trocheck, who recorded his first career NHL hat trick. ”I think we have only had two or three games with more than five goals this year. It was nice to see a bit of an outburst on offense.”To beat a team like that and play the way we did, it was a good way to start off this road trip.”Aaron Ekblad and Denis Malgin also scored for the Panthers, who have won five of their last six games. James Reimer made 27 saves.”It was kind of a weird game,” Reimer said. ”It wasn’t exactly a goalie’s duel. I don’t think either goalie would be too excited about being in a 7-5 game. I just kept digging in and told myself to make the next save and hang in there.”Edmonton dropped its fourth straight game. Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon each had a goal and an assist for the Oilers, and Leon Draisaitl Washington Capitals Hats Authentic , Drake Caggiula and Anton Slepyshev also scored.Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, who was peppered with 39 shots, took on much of the blame.”I’d say about four of them I’d like to have back,” he said. ”Any time you go out and score five goals, you should win a game every night. I didn’t give us a chance to win tonight.”Every time I let one in, we got one back, but I just couldn’t find that next save to give us a chance.”Florida scored four times in the third after the game was tied at 3 after two.Trocheck went in alone and beat Talbot for a tiebreaking power-play goal 18 seconds into the period. He then made it 5-3 with another power-play goal at 6:05, and tacked on an empty-netter with a minute left for his 21st of the season.Before Trocheck’s scoring display in the third, the Panthers and Oilers exchanged goals for most of the night.Florida opened the scoring with 2:14 left in the first period when a shot came off the boards and Ekblad banked it in off Oilers defender Oscar Klefbom. It was the first of three power-play goals in four chances for the Panthers.Maroon then tied it at 1 when he jumped on his own rebound and beat Reimer for his 14th goal at 18:35.The Oilers took the lead early in the second when Draisaitl was awarded a penalty shot after being hauled down by Florida’s Mike Matheson on a short-handed breakaway. He made good on the opportunity with his 16th of the year.The Panthers pulled even six minutes into the period when Malgin was left alone in the slot and scored on a shot that went off Talbot’s glove.The Oilers jumped back in front when Caggiula tipped in a Kris Russell point shot midway through the second. But the Panthers replied 23 seconds later on a goal from the slot by Dadonov.McDavid scored his 23rd goal at 14:58 of the third, trimming Florida’s lead to 6-5, but the Panthers held on.NOTES: Jonathan Huberdeau, Keith Yandle and Matheson each had two assists for Florida.UP NEXTPanthers: Visit Vancouver on Wednesday.Oilers: Open a three-game trip at Vegas on Thursday.
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