Ian Shidlofsky

Ian Shidlofsky is a Sports Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in Dallas, Texas and a hockey fanatic, Shidlofsky primarily covers the NHL. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University.

Stars Come Up Short in 3-2 Overtime Loss to the Jets

The Dallas Stars have been dominate as of late.  They have won 7 out of their last 8 games after a miserable start to the year, where they only won 1 out of 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets have started a winning trend of their own lately, having won 3 out of their last 4 games. Let’s dive into this matchup between these two Central Division foes. 1st Period Laine Tees Up a One-Timer on the Power-Play Patrik Laine of the Jets is known throughout the league as one of the hardest shooters in the...

Swift Turnaround Continues for Stars As They Defeat Canadiens 4-1

The Dallas Stars have been on quite a roll lately. They won 5 out of their last 6 games coming into last night’s matchup against the Montreal Canadiens. This is a stark contrast to how Dallas played in their first 10 games, only winning 1 of those 10. Montreal has, too, been on a streak of their own, winning 5 out of their last 7 matches. Let’s take a look into last night’s battle. 1st Period The Power-Play Awakens With a Goal By Alexander Radulov Sometimes it is a simple play that can lead to...

Three Players Combine for Seven Goals in 4-3 Red Wings Win Over the Stars

Last night, the Detroit Red Wings would host the Dallas Stars for their home opener. Detroit defeated the Nashville Predators the night before, while the Stars were searching for their first win of the year. Let’s recap this back and forth battle. 1st Period Hintz Stays Hot as He Strikes First The Finnish connection of the Stars has been gaining strength, particularly between Roope Hintz and Miro Heiskanen. Heiskanen started the play by taking the puck out of the defensive zone. He avoided a...

Slow Starts Haunt the Stars Again As They Lose to St. Louis 3-2

The season may be very young, but we’re already getting ideas about where teams both currently stand and need improvement. The Dallas Stars are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Bruins last Thursday. Last night, they took on the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues. 1st Period Deja Vu For Dallas—1 Shot Against, 1 Goal Against The play began with a 4 on 2 rush towards the Stars’ net through the neutral zone. Sammy Blais would take it into the zone, and then immediately looked...

Injuries Amass As the Stars Drop the Season Opener To the Bruins

A new season begins for Dallas Stars hockey. Through a summer filled with change, growth, and development, the Stars were ready to begin the next chapter. They would open up against the defending Eastern Conference Champs, the Boston Bruins. Let’s recap last night’s thrilling matchup. 1st Period A Familiar Face for the Stars Strikes First Last season, Brett Ritchie was struggling to make the Stars’ roster night after night. Last night, he would suit up for the first time in a Bruins’ sweater,...

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