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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Texas Stars Rout Opponent While Dallas Gets Routed

Good news for the Stars down in Austin, how to limit dirty hits, and goalies across the league make headlines in today's daily links.

Jeff Gross

After a game like last night in Anaheim, all fans want to do is clear their heads and move on. Luckily, the Texas Stars are able to provide a bit of a distraction while the big club up in Dallas tries to prepare for their upcoming game against the flames.

Last night, the Texas Stars were in a close game with the Abbotsford Heat -- at least until the third period. And then Texas suddenly started scoring with ease. They put up 6 goals in the third period, including a hat trick from Colton Sceviour, to defeat the heat 9-3. You can read more about it over at 100 Degree Hockey, as they revel in the win. [100 Degree Hockey]

With any luck, the Dallas Stars will be able to take a page out of the book in Austin, and start putting things together soon. If not, well, we could be in for a long season.

Texas Stars aside, here are your various other links that should get you through the day:

  • Mike Heika has his thoughts about last night's game, and how the team might be able to begin fixing the issues. [Dallas Morning News]
  • Mark Stepneski also has his recap, including quotes from those on the team and how they feel about the loss. [Dallas Stars]
  • Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff has pondered doing some line up changes. Considering how the game went Sunday, I wouldn't be surprised to see a different mix out there against the Flames this week. [Dallas Morning News]
  • With Lehtonen getting rest again on Sunday, all signs point to him being back in net against the Flames as well. [Dallas Morning News]
  • I really enjoy these "Vent" articles. This one discusses several different ways to help limit the hits that result in so many injuries. [Puck Daddy]
  • Here are the 3 stars from across the NHL for Saturday's games. It may be a bit late, but it's totally worth it for the picture alone. [Puck Daddy]
  • Meanwhile, Nashville did what the Stars could not, earning 4 out of 4 points on their back to back games on the road this weekend. As a bonus, former Dallas Star Eric Nystrom scored a short-handed goal against the Jets. Doesn't he know to save that for Movember? [NHL]
  • The Philidelphia Flyers are off to a 1-7 start. If you want evidence of why spending to the cap (and beyond) is not always the best idea, look no further. [Sports Illustrated]
  • If you play Fantasy Hockey, now may be the time to think about picking up some players off of the waiver wire. [ESPN]
  • New York Rangers goalie Martin Biron announced his retirement after being placed on waivers. It has been a really rough start for goalies this year, eh? [NHL]
  • Speaking of rough times for goalies, here's your weekend videos of the day. The first is an embarrassment of riches for Marc-Andre Fleury, and the second is former Dallas Star goalie Mike Smith getting his first NHL goal. Check them out below.