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Dallas eked out a point in OT, Dan Hamhuis was a healthy scratch, and the Texas Stars got their 300th win

NHL: Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

A little good news with the bad news. Jamie Oleksiak scored his 2nd goal of the game to help salvage a point for the Stars in the overtime loss. Fate then worked against him as his defensive lapse in OT led to the Blues game winning goal.

I definitely have to tighten it up there in OT, but I'm going to take an opportunity to learn from it and not make that mistake again," Oleksiak said. "It's tough. We want to turn things around in OT. You work so hard to come back and then give up a goal, and I'll take responsibility for that.

After being a healthy scratch for most of this season, Oleksiak has been in the lineup for the last 4 games, putting up 4 points—including 2 goals last night.

You don't get many of those," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "It was a heck of a play, and I do think it was the turning point for us. It gave us the energy and gave us the chance to get back into the game.

The rest of the recap can be found here. (DMN)

Prior to last night’s game, defenseman Dan Hamhuis was informed he would be a healthy scratch for the second time this season, as Coach Ruff tinkered with the lineup. (NBC Sports)

Josh Bogorad took a look at the Stars season so far and all the adversity they faced. An interesting stat he brings up is that the Stars are one of only two teams to win consecutive games just once this season. (Stars)

With this four game road trip it looks like Coach Ruff will be planning to use all eight of his young defensemen. (Blackout Dallas)

Mike Heika held his weekly Q&A session (DMN)

Goaltender Markus Ruusu stopped 34 shots for first shutout in Finland's top league. There is more in the team’s prospect report (Stars)

With Stephen Johns in the lineup, the Texas Stars won both of their weekend games. They will now head out on a three game road trip. (Texas Stars)


Dallas remains at the 19th spot in the ESPN power rankings. (ESPN)

2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game - Final Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

There will never be another John Scott in the All-Star game, Vegas gets a name, and other things. (CBC Sports)

Now that Vegas has a team name and logo, here is what their sweaters could look like. (Sin Bin)

In one of the odder episodes over the weekend, the Florida Panthers fired Head Coach Gerard Gallant, and he had to catch a cab from the Hurricanes arena. This article looks at the firing and the debate between analytics and traditionalists. (NHL Numbers)

Down Goes Brown has his weekend recap. (Sportsnet)

Finally, yesterday marked a milestone for the “Hatchet Man”