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The Stars’ 2016-17 season starts tonight. Plus, Auston Matthews scored four goals in his NHL debut, and other season opener news.

Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Tonight. Stars. Ducks. The AAC. 7:30. Be there.

But don’t think you’re the only ones excited for tonight’s season opener.

"We're chomping at the bit to get going," said center Jason Spezza.

Mark Stepneski takes a look at the Stars’ game vs. Anaheim tonight, plus the team’s expectations for the season.

Here’s what Jamie Benn had to say:

"We've got a fresh year here and a fresh start," Benn said. "Even though we did some good things last year, it's a whole new season. I am excited about the roster. We brought in some good players and some guys are going to have to play some bigger roles this year. We want to continue to have some good team success. I think we are pretty excited."

There’s more on tonight’s game—and on what to expect from the offense, defense, and goalie—at the link. [Inside Edge]

While you’re waiting for the puck to drop, catch up on Mike Heika’s weekly chat, which you can check it out at the link. [SportsDayDFW]

Heika also sounded off on Twitter about which goalie will draw the bigger games.

What’s next for Jamie Benn? A Stanley Cup. [SportsDayDFW]

The Lightning will beat the Stars for the Stanley Cup, and other 2016-17 predictions. [The Hockey News]

In case you were, you know, wondering, Auston Matthews really is that good. (But the Leafs still lost.)

(Here is your friendly reminder, courtesy of Mike Modano, that Fabian Brunnstrom scored three goals in his first NHL game.)

Even Tyler Seguin was impressed with Auston Matthews’ first NHL game.

In other Night 1 news, the Blackhawks lost to the Blues 5-2. [Chicago Sun-Times]

And goalie Jonathan Quick left the Kings’ 2-1 loss to the Sharks with a lower-body injury.

Jack Eichel will miss at least four-to-six weeks with a high-ankle sprain. [TSN]

P.K. Subban is ready for Nashville. [Sports Illustrated]

Look, I know you guys are probably excited for tonight’s game, but no one do this, okay? Okay.

What does Jacob Trouba’s NHL future look like? [Sportsnet]

Enjoy this Capitals season preview that may feel the slightest bit familiar. [WaPo]

If you’ve missed hearing Ralph Strangis calling hockey games, don’t worry (especially if you have a soft spot for the Kings).

Sean McIndoe is here to tell you which under-21 players to keep an eye on. [NHL]

And finally, get ready. It’s finally happening!