The Dallas Stars are coached now by Ken Hitchcock, the man who guided franchise to the Stanley Cup in 1999 and back to a six-game final in the sequel season that they lost to the then-dynastic New Jersey Devils. At 24-17-3 (8-11-2 on the road), the Stars cling to the second wild-card spot in a Western Conference playoff race separating 10 teams by seven points.
In an age when the players get the hype, the money and often the opportunity too soon as recently driven by the business levers of professional hockey, it’s refreshing that every once in a while the success of an old-school player is publicly celebrated. Patrice Bergeron is the NHL’s First Star for the opening week of 2018. Cam Ward was more complicit in Bergeron’s four-goal night Saturday than Tuukka Rask was in Sunday’s 6-5 overtime loss in Pittsburgh, but that’s another story for another time.
Anton Khudobin was a defenseman when, at age 10, he decided to become a goaltender. Many of the elites got pushed into the net by older brothers, or sometimes a skater would fall in love with the position after his desperate coach needed a volunteer. A 10-year-old Khudobin had no outside influence. “I just decided I want to be a goalie. I liked it,” he said after the morning skate the day of his Jan. 6 start against Carolina at TD Garden.
I've come to loathe rankings of this and that because they only exist in places like this as click bait, and at worst they turn great memories into shouting matches. That said, this is easily the best individual-effort goal I have ever seen at any level of hockey. https://twitter.com/mikecommito/status/953287114292187136
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".