The Rise of Frostoller
How great did the line of Alexander Frolov, Jarrett Stoll and Oscar Moller look tonight? The mixture of these players… the puck protection of Frolov, the grittiness and face-offiness of Stoll and the offensive potential of Moller… this might end up being a stronger line over the full season than Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and whatever slug ends up on the other wing. (How nice was it when Patrick O’Sullivan played that one shift tonight as their winger?)
There is no coincidence that the play of this line picked up the moment their official nickname was born. I mean tonight… Frolov and Stoll both scored… on the same goal! Stoll using his backhand at the same time Frolov shot on his forehand. The goal was credited to Frolov, then to Stoll and all the while Oscar just stood there flashing his toothless grin.
That’s saying a lot.
I don’t want to start talking playoffs yet. For one reason, it’s not even a 1/4 of the way through the season. And I’ve been down this path before with the Kings… a stellar few games backed by a great performance by a goaltender. There is a long season left. But try telling that to Captain Sorrow of the Dallas Stars:
you might want to hold off on the graphics and sound effects.
If this guy is getting ready to throw in the towel for the season… then Kings fans can get excited about the possibility of the playoffs. Well, if the Stars season is lost… at least they have the Fan Zam!
Things I Learned From Watching the Dallas Stars:
The Dallas arena looked emptier than Staples Center has.
The goaltender interference penalty that Sean Avery took in the first is the exact reason why you hate to have him on your team. A stupid penalty that leads to a Power Play goal.
Dave Tippett will be fired as coach in the next few weeks. His replacement…Brett Hull?