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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Beat Blues 3-2, Force Game 7

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The Stars live to fight another day. Plus, the Predators also forced a Game 7, and the Penguins are sticking with rookie goaltender Matt Murray.

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It got just a little dicey there at the end, but the Stars held on to beat the Blues 3-2 and force Game 7 on Wednesday at the AAC. The team can thank Kari Lehtonen, who logged 35 saves, for helping make that happen.

Mike Heika says it's only fitting that the Stars and Blues will meet one last time, and Jason Demers agrees.

This series deserves a Game 7.


From the intriguing battle of different styles, to the entertaining chatter between the two coaches, to the surges in momentum almost too fast to comprehend, this battle between the Stars and Blues has come to one final game.

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"This feels right," defenseman Jason Demers said. "I think this series should go seven games. We're definitely happy to be going there."

You can relive the Stars' three-goal first period and the rest of the stress fun with Stars Rewind.

And don't forget to join Razor for his latest Emporium.

Heika has more for you on the Stars' "heart-palpitating madness" at the link. [SportsDayDFW]

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Lindy Ruff offered this injury update after the game.

For younger players like Stephen Johns, the postseason nerves have started to settle. [SportsDayDFW]

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jose de Jesus Ortiz talks about the Blues' side of things, and what Game 6 means for Brian Elliott going forward. [SportsDayDFW]

The Predators forced a Game 7 against the Sharks after Viktor Arvidsson scored in OT to lift Nashville to a 4-3 win. [On the Forecheck]

Here's the game-winner for the Perds.

Marc-Andre Fleury may be ready to go, but the Penguins are sticking with rookie goaltender Matt Murray. [The Hockey News]

It's been a tough journey for Olli Maatta, who's expected to return for Pittsburgh's Game 6 tonight. Not only has the defenseman dealt with a suspected concussion this postseason, he's battled back from low-grade thyroid cancer, shoulder surgery, and the mumps in his young career. [TSN]

The Panthers signed Erik Gudbranson to a one-year contract extension.

The Wild may have wooed Bruce Boudreau, but the Senators are saying that they wanted Guy Boucher as head coach all along. [TSN]

After knocking the Islanders out of the playoffs, the Lightning are feeling confident as they wait to find out their next opponent. [Sports Illustrated]

Meanwhile, question marks surround the Islanders and their potential offseason moves. [The Hockey News]

And finally, Vernon Fiddler lit the lamp on his 36th birthday. Pretty nice present, wouldn't you say?