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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Unlucky Stars Fall to Oilers in Overtime

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The Stars couldn't find the back of the net and paid the price in Edmonton last night. Plus, the 2018 WJC will be held in Buffalo, and a look at goalie situations in the West.

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It might be best just to forget that last night ever happened and focus instead on the fact that the Stars are still the first team in the league to reach 20 wins. But despite those 20 wins—and despite out-shooting Edmonton by a wide margin—the Oilers managed to pull out a 2-1 win in overtime.

Dallas had a 15-4 advantage in shots on goal in the third period, but Nilsson turned away Jamie Benn, Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky, Tyler Seguin and more.

"Give that guy credit," Spezza said. "We had good goal scorers who had good chances. We all had good looks."

Although they didn't walk away with that second point last night, Ruff remained upbeat about the Stars' 2-0-2 record on their latest road trip.

"You can't be disappointed with six out of eight points on the road trip," Ruff said. "We basically won three out of four. We got the points we needed, and I thought the last few games we played really well."

Razor also shared his thoughts on the "little happy, little sad" loss in his latest Emporium video.

For more on the Stars' last ever game in Rexall Place, head to the link. [SportsDayDFW]

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It was a light night elsewhere in the MDK, with the Blues losing 2-1 to the Islanders in a shootout. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

When Jordie Benn described John Klingberg, he summed up how those of us watching at home feel: "Some of the times when he's walking the blue-line it's breaking my ankles and I'm sitting on the bench." [The Province]

Despite seeing limited ice time, Ales Hemsky is doing his best to make an impact in Dallas. [SportsDayDFW]

Explore six up-in-the-air goalie situations in the West, including the Stars' time-share with Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen. [ESPN]

Here's your gentle reminder to vote for your favorite All-Stars.

ESPN takes a crack at predicting Team Russia's roster for the World Cup of Hockey, and Valeri Nichushkin gets a mention. [ESPN]

Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and John Klingberg are the newest set of Triplets in Dallas, says Tim Cowlishaw. [SportsDayDFW]

The Lightning and head coach Jon Cooper agreed to a multi-year extension. [NHL]

Better luck next time, St. Louis and Pittsburgh. The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship—which will include an outdoor game—will be held in Buffalo. [The Score]

Alex Ovechkin appeared in Russian Esquire, and Russian Machine Never Breaks is here to bring us the highlights of Ovi's interview.

How much do #fancystats help when identifying and evaluating the league's best defensemen? [Sportsnet]

Next week's Board of Governors meeting could spell the end of draft pick compensation for situations where coaches or other execs still under contract are hired by new teams. [TSN]

Colour Guy Lafleur unimpressed with the creativity in today's NHL. [Montreal Gazette]

Maybe-All-Star John Scott made one fan very happy.

If you've been thinking that Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin reminds you of Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, then you and The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy have something in common. [THN]

Trouble continues to brew between the Coyotes and Glendale's Gila River Arena. [AZ Central]

The Bruins also had a rough night last night, losing to Johnny Gaudreau the Flames in OT after Calgary tied up the game with almost no time left.

This installment of Sean McIndoe's Grab Bag brings you the best comedic moments of the week, takes a look at some hockey vocabulary, and tells you all you never needed to know about Gus Mortson. [ESPN]

How much do coaches and their systems negatively or positively affect players' production? [SI]

And finally, don't lose a bet to Vernon Fiddler.