Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Stars aren't worried about Vishnevskiy
DALLAS -- Stars defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy was the victim of a bad bounce and some tough luck on Monday. He was trying to get the puck and pass it back to get a rush started with less than a minute left and the Stars' down a goal. But with the empty net in the Stars' end, Vishnevskiy lost the puck and it slid all the way into the net to effectively end the game.
Several veteran players skated over to Vishnevskiy to offer words of encouragement and defensive coach Charlie Huddy left him on the ice so he couldn't think about it sitting on the bench.
"It's just a bad bounce," defenseman Stephane Robidas said. "I hope he doesn't worry too much about that. It hapesn to everybody. It didn't cost us the game or anything like that. He's a good kid, a good player, he played well and we've just got to move forward."
Stars coach Marc Crawford wasn't worried about it, agreeing that it was just a tough bounce.
"He's an offensive player and I don't think it's going to bother Ivan at all," Crawford said. "He's played real solid defensively for us and this is an unfortunate break. He's a bright young player and he's a bright young prospect for our organization."