If it’s true that speed kills, left winger Roope Hintz was a stealth assassin in the post-season.
In his rookie NHL campaign, Hintz was a surprise breakout difference-maker for the upstart Dallas Stars. “He was one of the driving forces of our playoff success,” said coach Jim Montgomery. “His speed is what everybody talks about. His compete and his awareness at both ends of the ice allow us to transition pucks and allow us to gain a lot of possession time and create scoring chances.”
The native of Tampere, Finland, turned heads when he scored a pair in Dallas’ series-tying Game 4 win over Nashville in Round 1. And he forced everyone to take notice when he had a three-point effort (two goals and an assist) in Game 2 against St. Louis in the second round. But Hintz sustained a broken foot ...
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