Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Need To Come Out Stronger At Home, Gulutzan Says

Comebacks are some of the more exciting things in sports, but Dallas Stars coach Glen Gulutzan wants his team to need fewer of them, especially at home.

That was his message to the team after Saturday's 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders.

The Stars had to come back late against the Ottawa Senators in the previous game of the three-game homestand and have made something of a habit of it this year.

And for all the fun that comes from bouncing back from 2-0 or 3-0 hole, it's definitely not the most effective way to win a hockey game.

"We have some resiliency, that’s not going to change for us. However, we can’t keep battling back every night to try to get in. We’ve got to play with a little sense of urgency at home. It’s a lot easier to play with the lead than it is to climb back in. It takes a lot less energy and you also get another team out of their comfort zone or they take a chance here or there when they are behind. But if you are chasing the whole game, it takes a lot of energy to play. We’ve got to come out with better starts here."

After the jump, more on the Stars loss to the New York Islanders, Matt Moulson's big night and the Vancouver Province fills us in on Tom Gaglardi.

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  • Mike Heika draws a very valid comparison to that wild Colorado Avalanche game from about a month ago in this paywalled game story. [DallasNews.com]
  • And here's the gamer from ESPN Dallas, complete with talk of the powerless power play and all the Moulon you can handle. [ESPN Dallas]
  • Our friends over at Lighthouse Hockey offer their take on the Islanders goals and the Mark Fistric hit on Nino Niederreiter, who has far too many letters in his name. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Eric Nystrom is on a slow-burn type of hot streak, but Moulson is exploding all over the NHL universe at the moment with seven goals in his last four games. [NHL.com]
  • Mark Stepneski offers that rare bird of his opinion on this short post on the big and controversial Fistric his from last night. [ESPN Dallas]
  • There was a graphic on this during the game, but before Moulson, it'd been so long since a player had scored four goals against the Stars that it was a player for the Winnipeg Jets before the town ran them out the first time. [DallasNews.com]
  • With an owner based in Canada now, expect more wild speculation stories like this one, which is about a pair of rumored front-office moves that Tom Gaglardi says ain't happening. [Vancouver Province]
  • It was apparently Tom Gaglardi Day in the Province, as the paper also had this story on him that revolves around his attempt to buy the Vancouver Canucks a few years back. [The Province]
  • We wrote a little bit about this earlier today, but here is Puck Daddy's take on the radical realignment proposed on Hockey Night in Canada. They, too, are cautiously optimistic about it. [Puck Daddy]
  • How good is hockey in Denmark? Eh. But it's definitely growing, and the evidence was on the ice last night with Philip Larsen and Frans Nielsen. [DallasNews.com]
  • Around the Pacific Division: It was not a good Saturday to be a team in the Pacific Division. The Los Angeles Kings opened the day with a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Canadins that featured the extremely rare Dustin Penner goal but no other offense. The Phoenix Coyotes were doubled up by the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 in the revenge of Ilya Bryzgalov. And the Florida Panthers ran over the San Jose Sharks in the second period for a 5-3 win. [Montreal Gazette/Philly.com/Litter Box Cats]
  • The rare Jake Dowell interview from after Saturday's game includes his talk about the play and role of the fourth line, the team's depth scoring and why too many comebacks are a bad thing..
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