Rinkside With Ben: News and Notes From Around the NHL

Lets get caught up on some NHL league news, shall we?

First, and obviously foremost. We are in the heart of the Stanley Cup Finals, with the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning deadlocked at one win a piece. Game 3 is Wednesday night and will certainly prove to be a pivotal win for either side.

Historically, the winner of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals goes on to win the cup 76.25% of the time, or 61/80. The Dallas Stars took Game 1 by a score of 4-1. Dallas controlled the pace of play for the better part of 40 minutes. Then the 3rd period happened. Tampa rattled off 22 shots in the final 20 minutes, but was unable to turn any of those shots into goals. Anton Khudobin quite literally stood on his head. 

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