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Dallas Stars Defeat Florida Panthers 2-1 In Preseason Action

Or did they? Did the game really happen? What if none of us really exist and all of reality is nothing but a simulated illusion?!

Dallas Stars v Florida Panthers Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

The Dallas Stars scored another preseason victory on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Florida Panthers in overtime by a score of 2-1.


Today’s game was played as a special event in the third party city of London, Ontario, continuing a long NHL tradition of hosting games in unique markets, ranging from smaller North American cities to other countries overseas, to help promote the league.

Unfortunately for Stars and Panthers fans that were interested in today’s match, that came at the cost of information about how the game actually went down.

Not only were there no video or radio streams of the game (including local radio stations in London), even the NHL’s official website was void of information:

Did the game really happen? Have the Illuminati taken over our beloved NHL? Is each one of us just a brain in a jar in a laboratory, living our lives inside of one giant hologram?

Well, probably not, no.

All jokes aside, it is a little frustrating that there wasn’t a way for the host city, the two teams, or the league at large to share more information about the game. This is nothing new for NHL preseason games, but it’s especially annoying for Stars fans right now, who are wondering quite a lot lately about which young players could make the team’s opening night roster due to the glut of injuries that the team is facing right now.

So, what do we know about the game?

Defenseman Nick Ebert, who was acquired by the Stars this summer in exchange for goaltender Jack Campbell, scored the game-winning goal:

Antoine Roussel had the other, in the second period:

Maxime Lagace apparently had a good outing, as the Stars continue to allow very few goals thus far in the preseason.

That’s about it for now. Hopefully head coach Lindy Ruff or general manager Jim Nill will have some comments on today’s game that eventually make it to the media.