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Stars-Avs Notebook - Rd1, Gm1

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Stars-Avs Notebook - Rd1, Gm1



April 22, 2006

By Ken Sins

Dave Tippett and Joel Quenneville usually stay in contact by cell phone. They are the best of pals from their playing days with the Hartford Whalers.

That friendship is on hold, at least for the couple of weeks. Tippett's Stars and Quenneville's Avalanche are locked in a Western Conference quarterfinals battle, so there isn't time for "how's the family'' small talk.

"It's funny...the phone hasn't rung the last couple of days,'' Tippett said with a chuckle.

There is a deep bond of mutual respect between the pair. Tippett, a checking forward, and Quenneville, a brainy defenseman, were Whalers teammates from 1984-90, reaching the playoffs six straight times during that span.

Quenneville took over behind the Colorado bench at the start of this season after eight seasons at the helm of the St. Louis Blues. Tippett retired in 1995 as a player/assistant coach of the Houston Aeros of the International League. Following a stint as the general manager/coach of the Aeros, leading them to the 1999 Turner Cup title, and a stretch as an assist with the Los Angeles Kings, Tippett took over as coach of the Stars on May 21, 2002.

Through the years, Tippett and Quenneville remained good friends and professional colleagues.

"You bounce things off each other,'' Tippett said. "You value the opinions.''

The friendship was forged in Hartford, where Whalers GM Emile "The Cat'' Francis assembled a team of high-character players, several of whom have gone on to coaching careers.

Tippett also stays in contact with ex-teammates Kevin Dineen, Ron Francis and Mike Liut, among others.

"We were a special team, a lot of real special guys,'' Tippett said. "Everybody lived in the city. That was just home to us. My wife used to go to the games and she'd say, 'It feels like I know 3,000 people.' The team was sold, we got broken up, but we've remained very good friends. It was a very close team. We didn't win a championship but we kept that bond.''

Tippett remembers Quenneville as a savvy "coach on the ice'' blueliner.

"`Slo-mo Jo' was one of the smartest players,'' Tippett said. "Talk about using his stick...he was a very intelligent player, one of those guys you relied on so much. In nitty-gritty situations that allow you to win a game, he was always in those situations.''

DALLAS STARS POST-GAME NOTES

Dallas Stars 2 vs. Colorado Avalanche 5
Game One - Western Conference Quarterfinals
April 22, 2006

The Bottom Line:
The Dallas Stars may have lost Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday but the series is a best-of-seven with the next game on Monday night at American Airlines Center.
Good tickets still remain for the all-important Game Two, which begins at 8:00 p.m.


Stats and Stuff:

  • Brenden Morrow's goal was his sixth career playoff goal and his 19th career playoff point.
  • Bill Guerin's goal was his 26th career playoff goal and his 45th career playoff point. He now has seven career playoff goals (7-1-8) against the Colorado Avalanche in 13 games.
  • Stu Barnes' assist (Morrow) was his 28th career playoff assist and his 54th career playoff point.
  • Stephane Robidas' assist (Morrow) was his second career playoff assist and point (0-2-2).
  • Jason Arnott's assist (Guerin) gives him 33 career playoff assists to go along with 58 career playoff points.
  • Steve Ott's assist (Guerin) was his first career playoff assist and his second career playoff point. Both of his playoff points have come against Colorado (OT goal in Game Three of the 2004 Western Conference Quarterfinals).

    Stargazing:

  • The attendance for Saturday's game was 18,532.
  • The Stars will host the Avalanche in Game Two of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series on Monday night at the American Airlines Center (8 p.m. CDT - kdfi27 and WBAP 820 AM).

  • SCHEDULE

    HOME
    AWAY
    PROMOTIONAL

    STANDINGS

    WESTERN CONFERENCE
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
    2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
    3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
    4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
    5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
    6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
    7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
    8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
    9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
    10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
    11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
    12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
    13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
    14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

    STATS

    2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    J. Benn 13 5 10 2 15
    J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
    C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
    A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
    P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
    P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
    R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
    M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
    C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
    J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
    A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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