Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Dallas at Minnesota, 1 November 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, the Minnesota Wild defend the Conference III Belt for the first time since winning both ends of a two-in-three set with the Avs to start the season. Their first Central Time challenger? The Dallas Stars, who will try to add the Conference III Belt to their Precog Stanley Cup.

The Challenger: Dallas!

The Challenger: Dallas!

The Champion: Minnesota!

The Belt!

The Belt!

Tale of the Tape:

After the

Dallas Stars Minnesota Wild
4-2-3 Record 6-3-0
4-2-3 Last 10 6-3-0
Lindy “The Ruff Ryder” Ruff Coach Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo
32 Goals For 31
33 Goals Against 17
Tyler “The Thirst” Seguin (15) Points Leader Zach “The Judgement” Parise (8)
Seguin (7) Goals Leader Jason “Bad Mutha” Zucker (5)
Kari “The Hellbeast from Helsinki” Lehtonen Goaltender Darcy “Mr Darcy” Kuemper
Antoine “Le Troll” Roussel Threero None (yet)
“Beef” Jyrki Jokipakka Rookie To Watch N/A
6’4″ Average Height 6’1″
206 Average Weight 200
1 Title Belts Won 2
1-3 as Challenger, 0-1 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 2-1 as Champion, 2-2 as Challenger

This will be Dallas’ first chance at the Belt since dropping the strap in a 7-2 thrashing to Winnipeg (get it? Thrashing?) March 16, a one-game, five-day run that was the Stars’ only reign. It also started a three-week period of short-term champs, in which every Conference III team save the Wild had a run.

Should the Stars prevail tonight, the team’s first defense will come Nov. 6 at home in the Chambers Pot against Nashville. If Minnesota retains, they’ll defend again in two weeks against these same Stars.

Also tonight: Colorado tries to plop the Poophat on St. Louis.