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DALLAS (AP) When Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill started his third coaching search in five years Tyson Barrie Jersey , he took a look at their talented roster that is still among the youngest in the NHL.Their new coach is certainly accustomed to dealing with youth.Jim Montgomery was introduced Friday by the Stars, becoming the second head coach in three years to go directly from the college ranks to the NHL.”I think the game is changing, and in the end it’s dealing with people,” Nill said. ”It’s dealing with the younger players, and on top of it, winning, and he’s done that.”Montgomery was 125-57-26 the past five seasons at the University of Denver, including a national title in 2016-17. As a player, he was part of a national championship at Maine in 1993.”We loved our life in Denver and I loved my job, and the only way I was going to move from a great position was for an opportunity that was better Matt Martin Jersey Womens ,” said the 48-year-old Montgomery, who has four young children.Before Denver, he spent three seasons as head coach and general manager for Dubuque of the United States Hockey League. The Fighting Saints were 118-45-21 from 2010-13, when they won two USHL titles.Montgomery is a departure from the first two hires by Nill, grizzled NHL veterans Lindy Ruff and Ken Hitchcock.Hitchcock, who coached the Stars to their only Stanley Cup title in 1999, returned as their coach for only one season before retiring last month and becoming a consultant for the team. The Stars have missed the playoffs eight of the last 10 seasons.Philadelphia has made the playoffs in two of the three seasons since Dave Hakstol was hired by the Flyers from collegiate power North Dakota.”Jimmy’s been successful at every level that he’s been at,” Hakstol said. ”He’s a smart guy that he’s going to take what he does and he’s going to take it to the NHL level.”Montgomery inherits a Dallas squad led by high-scoring forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Benn, a two-time All-Star and team captain who turns 29 this summer, was among those attending Montgomery’s introductory news conference. At 26 Seth Griffith Jersey Womens , Seguin is already a five-time All-Star.The Stars also have one of the league’s top-scoring defensemen in John Klingberg, and goalie Ben Bishop, who is signed for five more seasons.”When I look at this lineup, I really get excited,” Montgomery said. ”It has everything you want. It has star power. … You have depth, you have size, you have skill, you have speed at every position.”The Stars were solidly positioned for the playoffs in March before an eight-game losing streak that started with six losses on the road. Still, Dallas improved significantly in a year, finishing with 92 points under Hitchcock after only 79 in the last of their four seasons with Ruff. The 79 points were the second-fewest in a full season for the team since moving to Dallas in 1993-94.Montgomery played in 122 career NHL games from 1993-2003 Jack Roslovic Jersey Womens , his last nine games coming with the Stars. He also played for St. Louis, Montreal, Philadelphia and San Jose.”I hope my coaching career is going to last longer,” Montgomery joked.Only two head coaches had gone directly from college to the NHL before Hakstol and Montgomery.Ned Harkness was the first, when he went from Cornell to Detroit in 1970 and was 12-22-4 as head coach before becoming the Red Wings GM. Bob Johnson went from Wisconsin to Calgary in 1982 and had a 234-188-58 record in six seasons as an NHL head coach. Johnson team’s made the playoffs in all six of his seasons, five in Calgary and his only season in Pittsburgh for a Stanley Cup title in 1991.Nill said his final list of 10 candidates includes five veteran coaches and five others who could be given an opportunity as an NHL coach.”He’s a guy that’s been on our radar screen,” Nill said of Montgomery. ”He had that passion, that fire. He’s built his resume up the right way. It’s about winning, and he’s found a way to do it, and especially a way to do it in today’s game.”— OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators are expected to start Craig Anderson in goal when they host the Washington Capitals on Saturday Scott Mayfield Jersey Womens , their last game before the Christmas break.But they could also pull a fast one and go with Mike McKenna.Anderson, the Senators number one goalie, was yanked after two periods of a 5-2 Friday’s game in New Jersey against the Devils. He had given up five goals on 32 shots. Backup Mike McKenna entered the game and stopped all seven shots he faced in the eventual 5-2 loss that dropped Ottawa’s road record to 4-12-1. Article continues below ...Anderson, who has performed brilliantly this season, could use a break. He has started 31 of Ottawa’s 37 games this seasons. At the same time, McKenna has played well. He stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period and continues to look more comfortable with every chance he gets.Either way, the Senators (15-17-4) are going to hope they can go to the break on a high note.“You’ve got to bear down mentally,” Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki told the Ottawa Sun. “It’s a couple of days before Christmas. It’s on us. We’ve got to take the onus there and make sure we really bear down and focus and create our own energy and create some life and don’t fall into that.”Thursday’s loss followed a familiar scrip.“Too many mistakes,” said Matt Duchene, who returned to the line from the injury list and scored both Senators goals. “Their top line single-handedly beat us. That’s what I saw. I’m sure there e is some other stuff Max Domi Jersey Womens , too, that we should clean up, but it was disappointing.”The Senators will have to clean up their act in a hurry.“That was not a good team game at all,” said coach Guy Boucher. “That was our worst one in a while.”The Metropolitan Division leading Capitals (21-10-3) squeaked by the Buffalo Sabres on Friday with a 2-1 victory. Tom Wilson scored the winning goal with seven minutes left.“Found a way to win and that’s what good teams do,” coach Todd Reirden told reporters. “We dealt with some adversity on a non-goal call and some penalty kills at the end, 6-on-4. I like the adversity for our team and the fact that we were able to come out of here with two points.” In an interesting quirk with the schedule, the Senators also host the Capitals on Dec. 29. Tom Wilson scored the winner against the Devils with seven minutes to go . It was Washington’s seventh win it eight games.Braden Holtby stopped 36 of 37 shots for the win. Phoenix Copley is expected to start against the Senators. The Senators return from the break to visit the Islanders Dec. 28. The Capitals. The Capitals return to work when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Dec. 27.

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